Such was Russell Ambrose’s faith in the newly-emerging laser eye surgery technology when he set up Optimax in 1991 that he became the company’s first patient. Optimax was one of the first private clinics to offer laser eye surgery, and Ambrose’s own treatment was a complete success allowing him to discard the spectacles he’d relied upon for more than thirty years. Just eleven years later in 2002 Optimax celebrated the performance of its 100,000th laser eye surgery procedure.

Nowadays, Optimax operates twenty-seven optical care clinics throughout the UK and has used laser eye surgery to correct the minor visual impairments of more than 350,000 patients.

Investment in the very latest laser eye surgery technology enables Optimax to provide its patients with LASIK and Intralase LASIK laser eye surgery, LASEK treatments for those patients whose eyes are unsuitable for the LASIK procedure, Wavefront surgery for the utmost accuracy in vision correction and the new Monovision laser eye surgery which can help to correct Presbyopia: a condition which generally occurs when we reach middle age and which necessitates the use of reading glasses.

Optimax Surgeons

Patients who opt for Optimax laser eye surgery can also expect the highest standards of care and aftercare from qualified and experienced professionals. Optimax is registered with the Care Quality Commission, an independent body formed in 2009 to regulate and inspect healthcare providers and ensure that they meet government standards of quality and safety. All of Optimax’s eye surgeons and ophthalmic doctors are registered with the General Medical Council and most are Fellows or Members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons. In addition to the skill and experience of its surgeons, Optimax invests in its laser eye surgery technology every year to ensure that it remains state-of-the-art. Optimax’s surgical equipment is provided by Nidek: the company that filed the original patents for refractive surgery technology when laser eye surgery was invented in the late 1980s. Furthermore, Optimax’s own team of specialised engineers services the laser eye surgery equipment every six weeks to ensure the highest operational standards.

Free Consultation

Optimax provides a full and thorough free consultation for prospective laser eye surgery patients which includes and extensive eye examination to assess suitability for laser eye surgery as well as providing the patient with full profiles of the surgeons employed at the clinic and the number of laser eye surgery operations they have each performed. The consultation also gives an indication of the expected results of the operation based upon the outcomes of patients in a similar age range and with a similar prescription. Contact details from patients who have agreed to share their testimonials and experiences of Optimax laser eye surgery are also given.

Free Aftercare For Life

Following laser eye surgery, which is generally brief and painless, Optimax provides unlimited free after care for life which includes access to a dedicated 24-hour telephone service.

Providing a range of laser eye surgery options to address a wide range of visual impairments, Optimax claims an overall success rate in excess of 98%. The tiny minority of patients for whom laser eye surgery is only partially successful generally benefit from a reduced prescription. Optimax endeavours to give each patient as realistic a prognosis for the outcome of their laser eye surgery as possible, explaining the risks and benefits and avoids ‘selling’ the operation, respecting that the final decision to undergo laser eye surgery or not rests with the patient.