Life & Vision

Do You want to Improve your Quality of LIFE by Improving your Quality of VISION
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Reasons why Wellington is the best place to help you on your quest for better vision.

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The Surgeon's Surgeon


Many ophthalmologist and optometrist colleagues have trusted us with their vision correction. They know why they have chosen the Wellington Eye Clinic for their own surgery.

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Thorough Assessment


Your assessment is done by an experienced Eye Surgeon as patient selection is paramount. We want to make sure that you are an excellent candidate. We’ve been practicing this since 1980

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Super-Specialists


We are passionate about what we do and spend most of our time doing vision correcting surgery. You will be hard pressed to find anyone anywhere who is more dedicated to achieving the best result for you

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Widest Range of Treatments


We can customise your laser treatment more than any other clinic in the country. Besides that, we do all types of refractive surgery, not only laser eye surgery - therefore we do what is best for you

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Latest Technology


We invest in the most advanced technology available. We have more technology than anywhere in Ireland and we have multiple lasers. This is just one of the reasons that we see patients from all over the world on a weekly basis

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Five Star Service


We have well-trained, dedicated and friendly staff that makes your visit to the Wellington Eye Clinic more pleasant. You will have to go a long way to find a team that is more dedicated to taking care of you. See more

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Lifetime Warranty


Laser eye surgery at the Wellington Eye Clinic comes with a lifetime warranty

If the patient is within the 1st post operative year or the requirements are met, then there is no cost for enhancement surgery

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Lifetime Warranty


Laser eye surgery at the Wellington Eye Clinic comes with a lifetime warranty

1) This is only valid on laser procedures since 2004.

2) The unaided vision (vision without glasses) must have dropped below driving standard (6/12 or 20/40)

3) The vision will have been checked every 2 years since the surgery was performed.

If the requirements 1 & 2 are met, then there is no cost for enhancement surgery.

If the vision is still better than driving standard but there is the desire to sharpen it up regardless, then the cost is a fraction of the normal fee for the enhancement.

For the 1st post-operative year there are no costs for follow-up visits related to the laser eye surgery or for any enhancement surgery irrespective of the level of vision

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We Believe in Our Practice


We are so confident in our practice and our procedures, we have had it done ourselves.

Check out our staff experiences.

"Laser Eye Surgery: Should you or shouldn't you?"

Dr Arthur Cummings on Newstalk, Ask the Expert

"Learn More about The Wellington Eye Clinic"

Dr Arthur Cummings and patients speaking about the Clinic

"I'm Nervous and Excited to get the Surgery done"

Laura and Mark's Experiences having Laser Eye Surgery at the Wellington Eye Clinic

Vision For Life


Find the RIGHT procedure for YOU

Kids and Teens


Vision develops in the first 7 to 8 years of life and it is important that during these years the eyes are both seeing optimally and that they are aligned (i.e. straight and not having a turn or a squint). If the vision is good during the first 7-8 years and the eyes are aligned, then there is every chance that both eyes will see well and that the brain will use the 2 eyes simultaneously. That leads to good binocular or 3-D vision. Other issues that may affect teen’s eyes are conditions like keratoconus and the sooner they are detected, the sooner they can be treated. Allergic conjunctivitis is often part of hay fever too. It makes sense to have children’s eyes examined around 2 years of age if there is anything that makes you suspicious of reduced eye sight or if there is a family history of a lazy eye. In the absence of this it makes sense to see children around the age of 4-5 years just before they start school.

Young Adults


Young adults become interested in contact lenses and laser surgery when they are told that they need to wear glasses full-time. Sports activities, outdoor adventures and just wanting to look good without the hassle of glasses would be the main motivations. The most common procedure for young adults to correct vision is LASIK and when LASIK is not possible, the likes of LASEK / PRK / TE-PRK and SMILE. If the error is so large that it is outside the limits of laser surgery, then Phakic IOL’s are an excellent option

The Middle Years


These years are very active at this stage of our lives playing sports, working, taking care of a growing family and generally just being very busy. The thought of not having glasses or contact lenses is simply very appealing at this stage. Imagine going to the swimming pool and having to keep your glasses on while swimming with the children. Having no glasses would be so much more convenient. Another very interesting change occurs in the early 40’s when people become presbyopic. This is where their arms suddenly feel too short and the lights are always turned down too low for them to be able to read properly. Reading glasses can be a right pain so being able to get rid of reading glasses is a major benefit too. All of this can be achieved today with laser surgery, corneal inlay surgery and phakic IOL’s and RLE (Refractive Lens Extraction) and IOL.

Beyond The Middle Years


What does this mean? Beyond the middle years? Well, for many people today life has not slowed down one bit. Meanwhile they themselves are still very active, sometimes still working, playing sports, traveling, reading, gardening - you name it, they are doing it. And life is better without glasses. So all of the procedures that we have listed before remain valid. If a lens procedure is the procedure of choice, then it would normally be a Refractive Lens Extraction + IOL or a Cataract operation and IOL if there is a cataract present. It is also important to examine the eyes for conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. This all happens during the evaluation to determine the best procedure for you.

Improve Your Vision


Whether you are looking to improve your vision for sports, convenience or simply to look good, we can help. Find out what kind of condition you have below, to see what options are available to you.

Myopia (Short-Sightedness)


Wellington Eye Clinic Myopia/Short-sighted Vision Picture

Overview

With myopia the eye is longer than normal, so that light rays focus in front of the retina and distant objects appear blurred. When light rays enter the normal eye, they are focused at a single point on the retina, located at the back of the eye. The cornea (the clear portion at the front of the eye) and the lens inside the eye bend or ‘refract’ the light rays so that they focus at the correct point.

Recomended Procedures

Hypermetropia (Long-Sightedness)


Wellington Eye Clinic Hypermetropia/Long-sighted Vision Picture

Overview

With hypermetropia the eye is shorter than normal, so that light rays focus behind the retina. The image on the retina is blurred. When light rays enter the normal eye, they are focused at a single point on the retina, located at the back of the eye. The cornea (the clear portion at the front of the eye) and the lens inside the eye bend or ‘refract’ the light rays so that they focus at the correct point.

Recomended Procedures

Astigmatism (Distorted Vision)


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Overview

Astigmatism can occur in people who already have myopia or hypermetropia. This is where the optical system is rugby-ball shaped rather than soccer-ball shaped and hence the light rays focus in different areas of the retina. This results in blurred vision for distance and near and causes eye-strain and fatigue.

Recomended Procedures

Presbyopia (Difficulty reading with age)


Wellington Eye Clinic Presbyopia Vision Picture

Overview

Difficulty reading at near that comes with age. When light rays enter the normal eye, they are focused at a single point on the retina, located at the back of the eye. The cornea (the clear portion at the front of the eye) and the lens inside the eye bend or ‘refract’ the light rays so that they focus at the correct point. As we age the lens inside the eye becomes less elastic and can no longer accommodate (or change shape) sufficiently to bring near objects into focus.

Recomended Procedures

Arrange a Consultation


Please be advised that you are not expected to know everything about your choices as there are many of them. This is what we are here for - to advise you about which procedure is best for you or if surgery even makes sense for you. So please feel free to book a consultation and get advice on which procedure is best for your condition and get all the relevant information explained to you for your specific situation.

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37

Years in Business
HELPING people SEE BETTER

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56972

Patients Treated
at the Wellington Eye Clinic

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52

Years of accumulated experience
at the Wellington Eye Clinic between our 5 doctors

Our Doctors


Meet our experienced Doctors, view their profiles

Mr Arthur Cummings

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Medical Director. Head of the Department of Ophthalmology Beacon Hospital

Dr Paul Kenna

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina Specialist

Mr Dylan Arthur Joseph

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Cataract & Refractive Specialist

Testimonials


See what our previous patients have say to about us.

Thank you so much Dr Arthur Cummings. My result has been excellent, it is just a miracle, I now have very good sight without specs. The care and kindness which I received was excellent. There is no room for improvement at your clinic. All of the staff are superb. I can highly recommend the Wellington Eye Clinic to anyone. Thank you all so much.


Maureen Gleeson,   Thurles, Co. Tipperary

When the inconvenience of wearing reading glasses started to affect my work I contacted the Clinic for advice on my options. Arthur Cummings explained the choices and gave me advice on the best solution for me, which was mono vision. Naturally I was anxious about having the procedure but the reassurance and professionalism of Arthur's team instilled total confidence in me. I was aware that it was going to take a while for my brain to get used to the adjustment. I would never leave home without my reading glasses for a while after the procedure. Now I don't even know where my glasses are. It has transformed my enjoyment of all my activities and given me back the important detail of life that was missing before the procedure. Thank you all at the Wellington Eye Clinic for your care, attention to detail and professionalism.


Colin Byrne - Author, Professional Caddie (Ernie Els),   Howth, Co Dublin

A text was sent to me by the doctor who operated on me the night of my operation. I found this really thoughtful and it also made me feel as if a personal interest was being taken in my well being. In general I found staff and facilities excellent. Staff were excellent in the way they explained the procedures and what was entailed in the recovery process.


Jeremy Hoare,   Foxrock, Dublin 18

Excellent experience. Friendly and helpful staff instilled confidence all the way. I have and will continue to recommend the Wellington Eye Clinic to anyone.


Tiarnan O’Rourke,   Rathgar, Dublin 6

Service is fantastic!! Thank you!!


Jason Redford,   Delgany Co Wicklow

I would definitely recommend it. I found it very reassuring that I could contact someone at all times. I was very well informed of the procedure and the risks involved.


Eamonn Mernagh,   Portobello, Dublin 8

Very comfortable atmosphere with wonderful friendly staff. At no time did I feel that I was just another patient. The care and kindness shown were second to none. Well done to all the staff at the Wellington Clinic.


Catherine Gorey,   Rathangan

I was extremely happy with the service I received at your clinic. I felt relaxed and comfortable there at all times. My concerns were taken seriously, I was given plenty of advice and the whole experience was a positive one.


Claire O’Mahony,   Crookstown Co Cork

I found the Wellington Eye Clinic to be very professional and efficient. Everything was explained in detail prior to my surgery by my surgeon Mr Richard Corkin and his follow up care after surgery has been excellent.


Jim McGuire,   Clondalkin Dublin 22

Latest News


Read the latest news stories and blog posts concerning us and our patients at the Wellington Eye Clinic.

How good are modern eye-trackers?

14 August 17
Blog Post

While under the laser, you are asked to look at a green, flashing light. Some people are concerned that they will not be able to fix on this light well enough and that it will impact their outcome. Watch this video to see why you need not worry about this any longer. The eye-trackers are so good that they will follow every movement you make, no matter how unsteady you may be.

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Waking up with 20/20 – My Laser Eye Surgery Experience

04 August 17
Blog Post

It’s funny even though I had chatted so much to the Wellington Eye Clinic staff before going in for my consultation I was still a little nervous, I was afraid that years of surfing and swimming in the sea coupled with a stint last year of wearing very cheap contact lenses (please people NEVER NEVER do that to your eyes, I was very lucky not to suffer serious damage) that my eyes would be fit for laser eye surgery. This is something that I think it is important to be aware of, but if you let the clinic know in advance that you suffer from dry eyes or anything like that they can let you know what to do in advance to have healthier eyes by the time you come in. Since I had been following this advice then nerves were mostly drowned out with excitement. This was actually happening!

Before my consultation I did a course of omega 3 oil supplements and warm compresses on my eyes any evening I could remember. There’s a link to these videos here and here, I used a rice eye bag that I had from yoga and just popped it in the microwave when I had a chance.

On the morning of the consultation, I knew I would be in for up to two hours as various different nurses, optometrists and also Dr Cummings all ran various tests on my eyes. This was to assess my sight, the health of my eyes but also things that would affect what type of surgery I could have. The thickness of my cornea, if I had a stigmatism etc.

Everything went very smoothly and the only bit of discomfort was the dilation drops which sting a little as they go in, but it passes quickly. My eyesight was a little blurry for a few hours after so my mom came with me to drive me home.

I think many people put off the initial consultation for laser because they’re afraid of pain, worried about the cost, but for me I was afraid my eyes would be rejected and then the dream would be shattered. For anyone sharing my fear I say get tested as soon as you can, the science of the procedure advances so fast it is amazing the cases that can easily be looked after.

I was delighted to find out that I was eligible for LASIK, which is a super fast healing treatment. All of my consultation and procedure were filmed so its possible to see my absolute joy at hearing the procedure could go ahead. I’ll have a link to this in the coming months. I was booked in for the next morning and off I went home to have a good rest.

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