Laser Eye Surgery

The Mater Private Eye Laser Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced units in the country. Laser eye surgery is the reshaping of the cornea, the transparent ‘window’ at the front of the eye, by using an excimer laser and therefore correcting focusing problems.

Introduction

The Mater Private Eye Laser Clinic was established in 1992, the first of its kind in Ireland dedicated to refractive surgery. One of the few hospital based clinics, it continues to this day as one of the largest and most experienced centres in Ireland.

For those planning to undergo laser eye surgery, it is really important to have the reassurance that safety and standards are set to the highest levels. With our extensive track record we can assure you of the safest and most advanced techniques for correcting vision. Your surgeons at the Mater Private Eye Laser Centre are highly qualified Consultant Ophthalmologists based in Ireland, all of whom are fully accredited surgeons with extensive international experience in the use of Excimer Laser and Refractive Surgery.

  • The First Step

    If you are considering laser vision correction, the best way to learn more is to come in and have an assessment with one of our consultants. This is a very comprehensive eye examination in which your doctor will assess your suitability for the treatment, discuss your expectations and concerns, and offer the most appropriate treatment for you:

     

    • Review of your medical history
    • Assessing your refraction/prescription
    • Dilating your pupils
    • Checking corneal thickness
    • Checking tear production

     

    Based on the results of this assessment and taking into consideration your specific needs, your Consultant Ophthalmologist will discuss what treatment options are best for you. If you are suitable for surgery, a date will then be scheduled for the procedure.

     

    The Day of your Surgery

    Prior to your appointment we will provide you with any information you need. If you are having treatment to both eyes, each eye will be done on separate days. We would advise that you plan a day of rest and that you have travel arrangements in place.

     

    On the day of your surgery you can expect to be in the centre for 2 hours.

     

    The first part of your visit will be a second consultation with your surgeon where you will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or ask any final questions. This will then be followed by your pre-operative preparation, the laser procedure and finally post-operative care. Our team of nurses and health professionals will look after you throughout.

    • Upon discharge, you will be given clear instructions regarding any drops and medication you will need to take following your surgery.
    • It is not recommended that you drive for up to 24 hours after surgery.
    • You should plan an evening of rest with low lighting.
    • Our consultants are available on a 24-hour emergency number for the initial post-operative period should you have any concerns.
    • After surgery we follow a set post-surgical check-up program which includes appointments 24 hours following surgery, 1 week, 3 months and 1 year after surgery. As everyone heals at different rates, it may be necessary for you to attend clinic for additional follow up appointments to the standard amount.
  • You can claim 20% tax relief in relation to medical expenses incurred by you for eye laser treatment with a MED1 form.
     
    Eye Laser Clinic – Payment Structure
    Initial assessment: €170
    Assessment covers 12 months
     
    Lasik/Lasek
    Price per eye: €1935
     
    Bladeless Surgery – Lasik XT/Lasek
    Price per eye:  €2025
     
    Corneal Cross-Linking
    Price per eye: €1250
     
    Lens Implants Surgery- Payment Structure
    We use a range of lens types depending on the individual prescription for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatisim.
    Price per eye varies depening on your condition: from €2800 – €3650

    Pricing includes all follow up appointments for 12 months post surgery.  A fee of €100 applies to all appointments thereafter.