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Am I suitable for laser eye treatment?

Before you go ahead and look into the costs associated with laser eye surgery, it’s important to consider other questions that might come up – you need to be completely certain that this is the right choice for you!

At Ultralase, our screening process is incredibly thorough. We like to take the time to make sure you've been given a detailed explanation of every option available to you.

From the moment you enter one of our clinics, you are given a range of questions to answer so that we can determine your options for treatment.

Am I Suitable

At your consultation, the following state of the art machines are used at Ultralase, to get a detailed understanding of your eyes:

  • PENTACAM: Pupillometry (measurement of your pupil and risk of glare), Pachymetry (Analysis of the dimensions of the cornea and the distance between the cornea and your eye lens) and Tonometry (measurement of the internal pressure of the eye).
  • OPD: Autorefraction (measurement of prescription), Wavefront diagnostic (Analysis of the terrain of your cornea, later programmed into the laser).
  • WITH THE OPTOMETRIST: Refraction (re-checking of your prescription), Retinal exam (Dilation of the pupil to assess health of retinas), Visual acuity (vision checked near and far, with and without glasses), Slit lamp exam (Detection of eye disease with a microscope and narrow light).

We may take your blood pressure, check the overall healthiness of your eyes, look at the shape of your eye, as well as the pressure, to double check that conditions like glaucoma aren't present.

We work with an incredible group of optometrists in our clinics, who are dedicated to ensuring a fully accurate screening.

You will more than likely be suitable if you are healthy, have relatively healthy eyes and you can see with your prescription glasses/contact lenses. However with that being said, there are a couple of parameters if you’re considering laser eye surgery, concerning your prescription (learn more about your prescription here):

  • You must be over the age of 35 to be considered for laser eye surgery with a PLUS prescription.

Our aim is to ensure that you get the best quality treatment and result that you can possibly receive. At this stage, it's vital we are thorough with the screening process, but that’s because we want to make sure we have covered everything we can, ahead of the procedure!

Try our suitability calculator to see if you are in range for treatment here:

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With our full free consultation, scans and an eye test with our optometrist to check your suitability for the surgery, we’re able to write up a completely personalised treatment plan for you.

Everyone is different, and we totally appreciate that, which is why we want the best outcome for you.

Contact us to arrange your free consultation at 0800 988 6390 and to check your suitability for a completely bespoke treatment plan, book your consultation here.


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