Optimax - Helping People See More Clearly
By AdFeatures | Thursday, October 18, 2012, 12:52
Optimax is one of the leading vision correction specialists in the United Kingdom. With more than 350,000 successful eye surgeries completed, they draw on 20 years of experience. Optimax offers a wide range of laser eye treatments and other eye treatments with the aim of improving a patient’s sight in the long-term.
Optimax laser eye treatments
Optimax offers a range of laser eye treatments for people suffering from poor vision. Two popular Optimax eye treatments are the LASIK and the LASEK eye surgeries.
LASIK Eye Surgery
This Optimax laser eye surgery technique corrects vision by reshaping the eyes’ corneal tissue with a laser. To do this, the surgeon creates a corneal flap. By gently lifting this flap the surgeon exposes the underlying tissue to the laser. This is the most popular type of laser eye surgery, with a vast majority of the patients opting for this procedure.
LASEK Eye Surgery
This form of laser eye surgery is very similar to the LASIK eye surgery. The difference between the two is that the LASEK procedure does not require the creation of corneal flap. Instead, the surgeon removes the top layer of the cornea and applies a laser to the exposed tissue. The LASEK procedure is suitable for patients who have a thin cornea or a cornea of asymmetrical shape.
Other Optimax eye treatments
Laser eye surgery is not for everyone. You need to have healthy eyes and be able to see well with glasses or lenses. Age is another factor that is considered –those beyond a certain age may not benefit from laser treatments. However, Optimax also offers non-laser eye treatments that can help you see well. These include:
Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
Similar to normal contact lenses, implantable contact lenses (ICL) are placed within the eye. This surgery is suitable for older people who are already using glasses. By replacing the natural lenses in the eyes with ICLs, the patient can achieve good unaided vision. Patients usually recover within a timeframe of two weeks.
Cataract Eye Surgery
Another name for this surgery is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). The purpose of this surgery is to remove the cataract, which impairs vision. Through this surgery, patients can achieve normal vision, without using distance or reading glasses. The recovery period is usually a few days.
All of the eye treatments provided by Optimax are available at prices that are surprisingly affordable. As a valued patient of Optimax, you are guaranteed excellence in service, expertise and aftercare. Optimax has clinics nationwide so contact your closest clinic for a free consultation.