Patient Information

Peace of mind is an important component of healing

The Procedure Day

It's good to know what to expect on the day of your laser treatment. 

  • Your visit will take approximately two hours. The surgery is carried out in the eye department and we will have given you an appointment time to arrive approximately one hour in advance of surgery. This allows us to prepare you and give you time to relax and settle after your journey in. 
  • On arrival you will be met and welcomed by the specialist team, who will explain your drops and medication regime. A mild relaxant will be offered if you are feeling a little apprehensive.
  • The laser procedure itself takes about 15 minutes for the two eyes. Local anaesthetic drops will be instilled before and during the procedure. This means the experience will be comfortable and pain-free for you. Your surgeon will explain the process step by step.
  • After the procedure you will relax for about 20 minutes in a recliner chair in a quiet area. Your family / friend is welcome to sit with you.
  • The surgeon will examine your eyes and go through your discharge instructions before you go home.  

Why Choose Us? Our consultant Ophthalmic Surgical team are fully surgically accredited with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists & have vast experience in laser refractive & corneal surgery. Read more.
  • From the initial consultation to the post surgery follow up, I was treated professionally and with care and courtesy by Mr. Power and everyone in his team at the Blackrock Clinic. The surgery was a great success and I am delighted that I opted for Mr. Power. I am now aged 57 and had been wearing glasses and contact lenses since I was 16. It’s a pleasure not to have to reach for my glasses first thing each morning. The surgery has made a huge difference to my everyday activities and my…

    Eddie McGinley Laser Eye Surgery

  • I would highly recommend Dr Kathyrn McCreery & her team. They explained everything that I needed to know to make me feel comfortable prior & post laser surgery. The care on the day was fantastic as was the follow up care I have received the days and months after. My advice would be stop thinking about it & do it, you won't regret it, the best decision I have ever made, life changing.

    Davinia O Keeffe Laser Eye Surgery

  • I recently has a LASEK procedure with Dr Kathyrn McCreery in December 2016 and the whole experience was very positive. I had a speedy appointment booked at short notice, I went in had my procedure which took no longer than 5 minutes per eye and it all felt as easy as if i was going for a dental check up. Instantly after the procedure I could see much clearer. A week passed and I had clearer vision than through my contact lenses, I just thought how simple the procedure was and how much…

    Sam Hussain Laser Eye Surgery

  • I underwent phakic lens implant surgery earlier this year. Prior to my initial consultation with Mr O Brien I had been quite apprehensive as I knew relatively little about the procedure. Mr O Brien clearly explained the surgery and patiently addressed all of my concerns. I received the best of care throughout the process from surgery right through to my post operation consultation. The procedure and my recovery went exactly as outlined and the results have been excellent. I would…

    Daniel O Mahony Lens Implant Surgery

  • Many friends and colleagues had undergone laser surgery in the past. Knowing absolutely nothing about it, I always felt they were a little cavalier. As a 40th birthday present to myself I bit the bullet and went for an assessment with Paul O Brien . The professionalism and thoroughness of Paul and his team completely reassured me, quelling any doubts or nervousness I may have had. The surgery itself was utterly painless and over in 10 minutes. The next day, being able to see clearly…

    Martha Fanning Laser Eye Surgery

  • Having recently had LASIK laser eye surgery in Blackrock Clinic with Paul O Brien and his team I can safely say it has changed my way of life. I was nervous about getting the procedure but have to say I was always put at ease with the positivity from the team and everything was explained in clear understandable language. I couldn't believe how quick my eyes recovered to 20/20 vision following the surgery and the days of glasses/contact lenses were behind me. I've an interest in many…

    Michael Kavanagh Laser Eye Surgery

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