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07-02-2021, 11:10   #166
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Id love to know how people haggled too!

I was quoted €3840. Including health insurance but I wasn't informed of that until I went to confirm my booking and deposit. I actually don't have health insurance. So my actual figure is €4510. My prescription is -2.5 and -2.75. Suitable for lasik and a very straight forward candidate I was told.

I was happy enough with €3840 but €4510 seems very high.
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11-02-2021, 21:23   #167
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Hi Guys. Have an assessment tomorrow, any chance of a referral please?
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11-02-2021, 21:25   #168
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Hi Guys. Have an assessment tomorrow, any chance of a referral please?
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14-02-2021, 14:45   #169
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Hi guys, I'm looking to book in a consultation soon. Would someone be able to share a referral code please?

Optilase currently have a €500 offer on their site, would anyone know if the referral can be used in conjunction with this?
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Hi guys, I'm looking to book in a consultation soon. Would someone be able to share a referral code please?

Optilase currently have a €500 offer on their site, would anyone know if the referral can be used in conjunction with this?
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16-02-2021, 00:10   #171
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Booking a consultation tomorrow has anyone a referral code thanks.

Anyone know how the current €500 discount works, I see it on their website but very little information after that.

Thanks for the referral codes (I don't need anymore) looks like April before the earliest appointment

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Booking a consultation tomorrow has anyone a referral code thanks.

Anyone know how the current €500 discount works, I see it on their website but very little information after that.
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17-02-2021, 13:03   #173
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Ok I have 2 consultations booked, one with "Optical Express" and the other with "Optilase"

On both phone calls it was like pulling teeth to get information, like what is the aftercare procedure, what is the quote, when would the procedure take place deposit payable etc...

From my impressions so far.

Optical Express
  1. Giving no guarantee it will work, and 12 months only aftercare.
  2. A lot of bad press online (They pay off trust pilot)
  3. Are they pushy with sales and trying to upsell everything?
  • First person pushed the lens replacement
  • Second person said minimum price €3650 per eye (My prescription is -1.75, -2.5)
  • Third person quoted the options on the website starting at €875, there information was the same as the website.

Optilase
  1. From today waiting times could be up to 5 months to get procedure done consultation 2/12 months the procedure could be 3 months
  2. Given quote €3840 included Insurance discount, and then -100 for referral
  3. Lifetime Guarantee when paying the full price.

Because it's my eyes I'm going to go to both consultations but everything I'm seeing on boards and the impression I'm getting, Optilase are the better option. (I haven't looked at the Blackrock clinic or Mater private.)

Maybe after my consolation my opinion will do a 360 degree turn!

Can anyone have a reason why Optical would be better?
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17-02-2021, 13:28   #174
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Ok I have 2 consultations booked, one with "Optical Express" and the other with "Optilase"

On both phone calls it was like pulling teeth to get information, like what is the aftercare procedure, what is the quote, when would the procedure take place deposit payable etc...

From my impressions so far.

Optical Express
  1. Giving no guarantee it will work, and 12 months only aftercare.
  2. A lot of bad press online (They pay off trust pilot)
  3. Are they pushy with sales and trying to upsell everything?
  • First person pushed the lens replacement
  • Second person said minimum price €3650 per eye (My prescription is -1.75, -2.5)
  • Third person quoted the options on the website starting at €875, there information was the same as the website.

Optilase
  1. From today waiting times could be up to 5 months to get procedure done consultation 2/12 months the procedure could be 3 months
  2. Given quote €3840 included Insurance discount, and then -100 for referral
  3. Lifetime Guarantee when paying the full price.

Because it's my eyes I'm going to go to both consultations but everything I'm seeing on boards and the impression I'm getting, Optilase are the better option. (I haven't looked at the Blackrock clinic or Mater private.)

Maybe after my consolation my opinion will do a 360 degree turn!

Can anyone have a reason why Optical would be better?
That is pretty accurate based on the experience I had with both.

I had consults with both Optical Express and Optilase. Ended up going with Optilase for the following reasons:
1. Financially, Optilase were better and they provided way better aftercare.
2. Optical Express were really sales focused and honestly found them to be very pushy. Similar to you, I had also the same prescription and they really tried to push the lens replacement which would have been totally unnecessary. Optilase on the other hand actually took the time at the consult to answer all of the many questions I had and they made me feel at ease. Like I wasn't just another number basically.
3. Optilase do the lifetime guarantee - I had a vision concern (which ended up being unrelated to the laser but Optilase checked me out for it as I thought maybe it was linked) and I wasn't charged for that - again, good extended aftercare in my book.
4. Just as a little aside, all the drops etc you require after surgery, Optilase provide those (I went back a few times in the first three months for aqueous drops) and at the time Optical Express told me they didn't provide them so that's an added expense too if you went with Optical.

All the above is basically why I decided to go with Optilase - definitely happy with my decision. Hopefully that helps you!
If you have anything else you'd like to ask or chat about regarding this, feel free to drop me a message
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17-02-2021, 14:37   #175
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Sorry to jump on but wondering if anyone has an Optilase referral as I'm looking into getting my eyes done with them. Thanks in advance
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Thanks all have referral now
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25-02-2021, 23:01   #178
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Hi,

I guess I’m just looking for a bit of reassurance from people that have got laser eye surgery and have had a positive experience with it as I’m still a bit apprehensive.

I had a consultation with Optilase recently and it went fine and they said I would be given PRK if I was to go forward with it.

My optician said to just make sure I do my research and seemed slightly negative towards Optilase. I have a friend that had it done with the Wellington Clinic and recommended them.

I just don’t see what going to a second consultation will really achieve or what I should be looking for. I mean the impression I got off Optilase was that it was such a normal every day thing for what would be a life changing experience. Not a bad thing I suppose..

My eyesight is pretty bad (-4.75/5) so I am keen on getting it done, but as I said, I’m just worried about the possible implications..

There’s €500 off for an online offer advertised on Google yet nothing about it when you click in? Anyone have any idea about that?

Thanks.
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25-02-2021, 23:21   #179
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Hi,

I guess I’m just looking for a bit of reassurance from people that have got laser eye surgery and have had a positive experience with it as I’m still a bit apprehensive.

I had a consultation with Optilase recently and it went fine and they said I would be given PRK if I was to go forward with it.

My optician said to just make sure I do my research and seemed slightly negative towards Optilase. I have a friend that had it done with the Wellington Clinic and recommended them.

I just don’t see what going to a second consultation will really achieve or what I should be looking for. I mean the impression I got off Optilase was that it was such a normal every day thing for what would be a life changing experience. Not a bad thing I suppose..

My eyesight is pretty bad (-4.75/5) so I am keen on getting it done, but as I said, I’m just worried about the possible implications..

There’s €500 off for an online offer advertised on Google yet nothing about it when you click in? Anyone have any idea about that?

Thanks.
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25-02-2021, 23:25   #180
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Personally Id stay away from the chains.
Go with a consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon practicing in Ireland with a corneal subspecialty
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