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Is laser eye surgery right for you?

Published on 13th October 2010

Our expert eye surgeons can talk you through it
Many people who have considered laser eye surgery have been worried about possible side effects or the possibility that they may experience pain during the procedure. There are other reasons that people have not been ready to undergo laser vision correction but if you look closely at the procedure and talk to an experienced surgeon, you may well change your mind.

The laser treatment is easy and fast
One of the first things that most potential patients are concerned about is the possibility of having a painful lase eye treatment procedure. This is extremely rare, and the most that people generally feel is a mild amount of discomfort. The vast majority of those who undergo a laser eye treatment of some sort find that they are surprised how easy and fast it really is.

Talk to people who have had laser surgery
Another common concern is whether or not the laser eye surgery will be effective. If you talk to people who have had the procedure done, they are going to be the best advocates for the kind of change that they have experienced. You'll find that most people have discovered that they now enjoy near perfect vision and don't have to deal with the hassle of prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Look into laser vision correction
Sometimes it is just a matter of continuing on doing something that you always have. You may find that you refill your prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses and there is not really a problem. If you consider what life would be like without having to do that and what it would be like to wake up in the morning with clear vision, you may find that it is worth looking into laser vision correction.

There are affordable laser treatment options for you
Something that has held people back in the past from getting laser vision correction is the fact that it can sometimes be costly. While you should not choose your surgeon based on price alone, there are many affordable options and you can even find places where you can work out a financing scheme if you are unable to pay for the procedure all at once. If you consider the cost of contact lenses or eyeglasses, it actually will work out to be cheaper in the long run for most people.

Visualase Laser Eye Clinic is based in Bolton, near Manchester, UK.


All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.