New year, new view: Benefit from laser eye surgery in 2022

04 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

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20/20 vision in 2022 with laser eye surgery


With every January 1st comes resolutions and goals which we all try our best to achieve throughout the next twelve months. For thousands of people, it’s giving up alcohol or quitting smoking, while others might try a vegetarian diet or take up jogging. For other people, the new year is simply a chance to action something that they’ve been meaning to get round to for a while. We often find that patients come to us in January, ready to start their new year with good vision, and it’s actually one of our busiest times of the year!


If you’ve been meaning to book yourself in for a laser eye surgery consultation to check your suitability, then this could be the article for you.


Why should you get laser eye surgery?


The benefits of having laser eye surgery, or any other type of vision correction treatment, are countless. The most common reasons people have laser eye surgery are:

  • To avoid irritation caused by contact lenses
  • To live without the hassle of glasses and contact lenses
  • To participate in sports and swimming without the risk of contact lens infection
  • To avoid the long-term cost of contact lenses and the lens solutions
  • To feel more confident if they don’t like the way they look when wearing glasses
  • To wake up and see straight away!


Laser eye surgery FAQs at Optimax


How much does it cost?

We have a fixed price of £1,995 per eye for laser eye surgery, regardless of your prescription.


Does laser eye surgery hurt?

Your surgeon will give you some anaesthetic eye drops before the procedure to prevent you from feeling pain during the surgery. Some patients say they feel a slight pressure during the treatment but others say they feel nothing at all.


How long does laser eye surgery last?

In most cases, the results of laser eye surgery are permanent. However, treatment can’t eliminate age-related changes as most people will still need reading glasses from their early 40s onwards.


What prescriptions are suitable for laser eye surgery?

For short sighted prescriptions, laser eye surgery is suitable for up to -10. For long sighted prescriptions, we can treat up to +6 with laser eye surgery. If you have a prescription that falls outside of these parameters, you might be more suitable for Implantable Contact Lenses.


If you have a question which hasn’t been covered here, we’ve answered plenty more common queries on our FAQ page here


Reasons to choose Optimax for your laser eye surgery


There are a number of reasons that starting your 2022 laser eye surgery journey with us is a good idea. We pride ourselves on our non-salesy approach during consultations, preferring to provide you with the relevant information to allow you to make an informed decision independently. Further to this:

  • We have 20 clinics around the UK, so you’re likely to be within easy reach of an Optimax clinic. You can see a full list of our clinic locations here.
  • We are the UK’s longest-established provider of vision correction surgery and have been leading the way since 1991.
  • Our surgeons are all NHS consultant level doctors, and each of them is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons or Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
  • We invest in world-class laser technology for our procedures and regularly update our machines with the latest software.
  • We offer a Lifetime Aftercare Guarantee – we monitor your result and provide recommended additional care or treatment, should you need it.
  • We offer interest free payment plans to help make the cost of treatment more manageable.


If you’d like to see what our patients say about their Optimax experiences, head to our Trustpilot to read over 2,000 reviews covering all parts of the treatment journey. You can book in for your consultation on our online booking form here, by emailing us on, or by calling us on 0800 093 1110. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you might have – please don’t hesitate to send us your queries.

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