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Visualase: Laser eye surgery in Bolton, Lancashire

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Visualase is the North West's Leading Laser Eye Clinic, providing laser eye surgery in Bolton, Lancashire. This laser eye clinic has a team of local eye care professionals including ophthalmologists, optometrists and nurses who have come together to satisfy the growing demand for laser eye correction.


Established in 2001, and working in partnership with Clough’s Opticians (est. 1959)  Visualase has provided treatment to thousands of people.


A private independent clinic, they pride themselves upon offering extremely high levels of customer service and personal attention, providing a unique blend of the latest technology, surgical skill and patient care.  


Visualase - wavelight technology

At Visualase, they believe it is very important that every patient is seen and examined by an experienced ophthalmic surgeon, offering a rare opportunity to gain valuable time with your surgeon, something not available at many other clinics.


This provides patients with the reassurance of meeting their doctor in advance, who will explain what happens to you before, during and after your treatment and answer any questions you may have.


It also means that if you are suitable and decide to proceed, you have already met and established a relationship with your doctor.


Millions of people worldwide are already enjoying the benefits that freedom from glasses or contact lenses bring.


Laser eye treatment, the process


Allegretto Eye-Q

Laser eye treatment in Lancashire at Visualase

Visulase introduces the Allegretto Eye-Q, which with a 400Hz ablation rate makes it one of the fastest lasers in the world and its unique PerfectPulse Technology ensures safety and accuracy in combination with outstanding visual results.


Aside from the ability to perform Wavefront Optimised™, wavefront-guided or topography-guided treatments, the Allegretto Eye-Q features Custom Q, the first treatment module that allows the customisation of corneal asphericity. The Wavelight customisation toolkit comprises several different treatment types that can be combined with the laser systems and diagnostic devices to maximise the results for the patient.


  • Wavefront Optimised™

  • Wavefront-guided

  • Topography-guided

  • Custom Q for the ashericity-guided treatments, customised refraction and optical zone entries


Read more about eye treatment at Visualase    






Return to useful vision

4-7 days

3-4 days

1-2 days

Post-op, discomfort

2-3 days

1-2 days

1-8 hours, if any

Time off work

3-4 days

3-4 days

1-2 days

Myopia (short-sightedness)

Up to -10.00D

Up to -10.00D

Up to -10.00D

Hyperopia (long-sightedness)

Up to +4.00D

Up to +4.00D

Up to +4.00D


Eye drops

Eye drops

Eye drops

Treatment time

10 minutes per eye

10 minutes per eye

10 minutes per eye

Both eyes treated together?




Steroid eye drops

Up to 6 weeks

Up to 6 weeks

1 week



Dr Doyle
Dr Stephen Doyle: Ophthalmologist, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCOphth

The Visualase team

The Visualase experienced team of ophthalmologists have treated over 25,000 patients and offer a free assessment and consultation to all patients to assess suitability for laser eye correction before any procedure.


Ophthalmologists at Visualase, Bolton

Dr Stephen Doyle: Ophthalmologist, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCOphth

Dr Doyle graduated from Guy’s Hospital in 1973 and did his ophthalmic training in both London and Manchester.


He worked for many years as an ophthalmologist in the Corneal Unit at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. 


He has published on various aspects of refractive surgery, lectured for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and regularly gives talks on refractive surgery to groups of doctors, optometrists and other professionals. 



Dy Hynes
Dr Eamonn Hynes: BA, MB, BS, FRCSI (Ophthal)

Dr Eamonn Hynes: BA, MB, BS, FRCSI (Ophthal)

Dr Hynes attended Cambridge and London Universities and graduated in Medicine in 1980. He commenced his Ophthalmic training at Moorfields Hospital in 1988. 


He has presented work at the annual European Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meetings. He has been carrying out LASIK since 1999 and has carried out over 12,000 procedures. He has worked with Dr Doyle since 1994 in the development of surface and flap based laser surgery techniques.


Contact details

Visualase - Laser Eye Clinic

136-140 Newport St


Tel: 0800 781 7177


Email:      info@visualase.com

Website: www.visualase.com

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