Optimax News

New Clinics

Our rapid expansion plans allow us to bring affordable sight improvement treatments to more locations across the UK than ever before:

Canterbury Clinic

Opening Soon 2012

Next Open Day Event

We hold Open Days every 3 months where you can look around the clinic, meet our specialist staff and chat with patients and others like you who are considering vision correction treatment. Why not drop in and see us. Click here to find out which days your local clinic is participating. We look forward to seeing you... more

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Femtosecond Laser comes to Optimax!

The large investment needed to bring this technology to the UK on such a wide scale is proof of Optimax's continued commitment to provide the best possible treatment at a price all can afford.

Optimax now boasts [^intralaseLasers] of the Femtosecond lasers installed in England giving Optimax patients the opportunity of having the best available treatment in the world.

The major benefit is that all suitable prescriptions can be treated with bladeless technology, eliminating potential complications and distortions associated with the cutting the flap with a blade. In addition, more patients achieve 20:20 vision or better and fewer patients lose sharpness of vision. Safety is improved which gives increased confidence to both the doctor and patient, thereby reducing stress and anxiety. Furthermore both mechanical breakdown and human error are also reduced.

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NICE Issues Guidance on Laser Eye Surgery for Treating Refractive Errors

On 22nd March 2006, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance on photorefractive (laser) eye surgery for the treatment of refractive errors (short and long-sightedness) to determine whether it is safe enough and works well enough for use. The guidance does not recommend that laser eye surgery should be offered to patients routinely on the NHS, as for most people eye problems can easily be corrected by wearing spectacles or contact lenses.

The guidance covers the three most common types of laser eye surgery (laser in situ keratomileusis [LASIK], photorefractive keratotectomy [PRK], and laser epithelial keratomileusis [LASEK]) and updates and replaces guidance on LASIK issued in December 2004.

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Police Restrictions Lifted

The UK's police services have always held strict policies concerning refractive surgery, due to the necessity for its members to meet set standards of visual acuity. Now these restrictions are lifting with the growing acceptance of the benefits of Laser Eye Treatment.

What the Papers Say

Month/YearNewspaper/MagazineHeading
Nov 08 Woman's Own Magazine Laser eye surgery
March 06 The Times A sharper focus on eyes gives clearer vision more
July 05 Handbag.com Would you like to say goodbye to your glasses?
Jun 05 Peterborough Evening Telegraph Focus on clearer vision
Nov 04 Metro Contact lenses that will last forever
Nov 04 Western Mail Surgically contact lens now available
Oct 04 Daily Star Seeing is believing
Sep 04 TNT Magazine Shop Smart
Sep 04 Uxbridge & Hayes Leader Laser surgery - look and learn
Aug 04 Derry & Donegal News Jane sees her own eyes again after 25 years
Aug 04 Scotland on Sunday Seeing is believing
Jul 04 Daily Mail (Hull) Jim's looking forward to perfect vision
Jul 04 Dorset Society See Saw
Jun 04 Boards Magazine The suffering of the short-sighted sailor
May 04 Brighton Evening Argus Why I'm no longer a four-eyed geek
May 04 Holmes Place Magazine Sight for sore eyes
Mar 04 Solihull Times Sight for sore eyes
Jan 04 Bella Magazine Contacts you leave in