Comprehensive Aftercare

At Optimax your care doesn’t stop after your treatment - we provide you with all necessary aftercare and monitor your vision at every stage, free of charge, until you’re discharged.

Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us, so every effort is made to deliver optimal vision. This does not cover natural changes to your eyes or any complication or diseases not connected to laser eye surgery.

Laser Eye Surgery

We believe that continuity is an important part of the Optimax treatment pathway, so your treating doctor will be actively involved in your aftercare.

LASIK - including Wavefront/ IntraLase Femtosecond

Aftercare appointments usually take place on the day following treatment, again one week afterwards and six to eight weeks later (if all is well you will also be discharged at this visit).

 

LASEK - including Wavefront

If bandage contact lenses are used, they should be removed three to four days after treatment at an Optimax clinic. The next aftercare appointment will be 7-10 days after treatment and then again at six to eight weeks (if all is well you will also be discharged at this visit).

After your second appointment at Optimax, we can arrange for you to see one of our participating opticians in your local area for further aftercare appointments. You will be charged a fee by the optician (usually £15-£20 and not covered by Optimax) however this may be a less expensive option than your travel costs to Optimax. The optician will forward your results to us for our records.

Cataract surgery / RLE, Keratoconus and ICL

As with Laser Eye Surgery, we believe that continuity is an important part of the Optimax treatment pathway, so your treating doctor will be actively involved in your aftercare. Optimax offers up to one year free aftercare on non-laser treatments.

You will be seen on the day after surgery at your consultation clinic, so an overnight stay at a local hotel may be necessary. Appointments then take place one week following each surgery. The doctor will examine your eyes and assess your individual needs.

Following your initial aftercare consultations you would be required to come back for check up four to six weeks later, three months later and once again in six months. This is to ensure that your treatment achieves the best possible results.

ICL patients would also be required to attend an Endothelial Cell Count test at regular intervals. This is to ensure that the lens hasn't moved and that no cell damage has occurred. You are welcome to return to Optimax for the test which is currently available at our London, Birmingham, Peterborough, Manchester, Newton Abbot and Glasgow clinics at a cost of £25.

Alternatively, you can arrange this test through a local Ophthalmologist of your choice. Please make sure you ask specifically for Endothelial test.