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889 Reviews

My first appointment with Optimax in Hove was for a brief consultation. The morning, 22nd August, of the appointment they rang and cancelled just as I was about to leave the house as the optician hadn't turned up. The next appo ... Read more

Optimax is a UK laser eye treatment specialist. Founded in 1991 we have performed over 350,000 treatments and currently have 28 clinics nationwide.

We have recorded over 600,000 aftercare results on our centralised database and we offer approximately 800 treatment appointments each week. Our popularity and success enables us to bring affordable eye correction treatments to more locations across the UK than ever before.

The success story began when Russell Ambrose founded Optimax in response to the enthusiasm shown by London teaching hospitals about the amazing results of laser eye surgery. Optimax was one of the first private clinics to offer laser eye treatment and Russell was the first Optimax patient, never having to wear glasses or contact lenses since.

Comprehensive Aftercare

Care at your Optimax clinic continues long after you’ve had your laser eye treatment – they provide a free and comprehensive aftercare program to regularly check and monitor your vision at each stage of the recovery process.

It must be noted that this does not cover natural changes to your eyes over time or any diseases or complications which are not connected to your surgery.


Optimax Reviews

Rating Date
05 Jan 2017

My first appointment with Optimax in Hove was for a brief consultation. The morning, 22nd August, of the appointment they rang and cancelled just as I was about to leave the house as the optician hadn’t turned up.

The next appointment went as planned (26 September) and then I was booked in for the full assessment on 21st October. The appointment was for 8:45 in the morning and the optician eventually rolled in at 9:30, by which time other patients (victims) had started to arrive.

I have previously had laser surgery, around twenty years ago, and also had a cataract in the right eye. It is only the right eye which needs treating.

At the end of the appointment the optician said that he would have to contact the surgeon to find out if it was going to be possible to carry out the further treatment on the eye and he would be in touch in a few days. As I was leaving I asked one of the receptionists to confirm the cost of the treatment and she said that it was £395 per eye.

After three weeks I rang to find out why I had not had any contact regarding the date of the operation. At this point the receptionist told me that if I wanted to pay the surgeon direct I could do so and not have the operation through Optimax. Amazing! This woman is sitting in Optimax, Hove, and stealing the clients away from the company as she and the surgeon have their own little scheme running.

I asked about the cost and she said that the Optimax price is £1600 per eye (so where did the £395 come from?) She also repeated that if I dealt direct with the surgeon it would be cheaper.

I am still waiting for her to ring back – 29th. November 2016!

14 Jan 2016

I had both eyes done at Optimax in Manchester over 20 years ago. I was supposed to return for aftercare treatment but each time I phoned they told me they could not make an appointment for me as the computers were out of action. I never received the after treatment I was promised. They kept telling me their computers were down. I would like my eyes done again but don’t think I would go back there.

14 Dec 2015

I got my eyes lasered in the Hove branch in February and was really pleased with the results. Six months later I have perfect vision. My eyes are still a bit dry when I wake up in the morning and at night I still have some halos around bright lights, but that is very manageable. I was a strong prescription -7 so being completely without glasses and contacts is really extraordinary. The procedure was well explained and the surgeon was really fantastic I felt in very safe hands. However I found the instructions for after-care a bit rushed. There were 4 or 5 of us getting our eyes done that day and I didn’t think it was good to explain the after-care to all of us at once. The lady in the Hove branch was patronising and confusing. That was thankfully however, the only reason I give it 4 stars rather than 5. Every other part of their customer care, and patient care has been excellent. I would definitely recommend.

14 Dec 2015

The worst thing I ever did. My life is completey miserable. I have had poor vision since the surgery and have been in pain every day.

The company tell lies before the surgery. They are a complete pile of bast**ds who don’t give a fu*k and just want to make money.

10 Dec 2015

This clinic was top class in everything from the personal advisor to the surgeon even the waiting room was great. I highly recommend optimax if you decide to go ahead with treatment. Dr Qazi in Belfast and all the girls thank you so much

10 Dec 2015

i had my eyes treated this month and wow!!!! what a difference i cannot believe how much i have been missing out on. if anyone is considering have laser eye surgery then optimax would be my definate recommendation, service is great, price is cheapest on the market and if you do manage to find one cheaper they do a price match!!!!!! not to mention an interest free credit plan. at least go and have the free consultation, they do take a deposit for the appointment but if you dont want it done then they refund it to you! 10 out of 10 for service and results 🙂

10 Dec 2015

I was treated at the Newcastle clinic. My prescription was -8 in both eyes and although the staff were very proud of the results in their clinic, they still advised me that as I was so short-shighted, I wasn’t to be disappointed if I still required glasses for certain things. This didn’t bother me; I’ve worn glasses for 20 years and just wanted to be able to ‘get by’ without them day to day. Within 36 hours of surgery, I had 20/20 vision. My eyes stung for a few hours, as if I had been peeling onions, so I just kept them closed and had a nap. No pain whatsoever. I developed a slight inflammation (DLK) in both eyes and have had to attend regular check ups and use stronger than normal drops. This cleared within a week. I still can’t believe what Dr Jalpota and the team have done for me! For all those people worried about the negatives, I can only say the positives are well worth it. Please be aware that when the laser burns the eye tissue, you will be able to smell this. Its obvious really,but it did scare me at the time. Other than that, lie back for 20 minutes and plan what you are going to do with your new found vision!

09 Dec 2015

I had Lasik at Optimax in London some five years ago. My vision was very blurry afterwards yet apparently in their eye tests I was coming out at 20/20 vision. The blurring never cleared and I had to buy another pair of glasses to enable me to drive and work. They gave me incomplete aftercare information which resulted in dry eyes, it didn’t cause the blurriness but it didn’t help either. I ended up going to Moorfields who told me the surfaces of my eyes were some of the most uneven they’d seen. I had another operation at Moorfields which fixed my eyes, I wish I had gone there in the first place.

03 Feb 2015

Fab service st finchley road. Great team in every week.
Post care is brilliant.
Highly recommend

03 Feb 2015

I made my surgery (wavefront intralase lasik) in optimax glasgow. Excellent clinic and surgeon (dr tariq saboor). I strongly recommend.

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