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2014/10/29 14:07:59 (permalink)
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Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the pros and cons? are there any long term ramifications?
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 17:14:59 (permalink)
    Welshy had it done a few years ago.....I'll get her in here.

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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 17:55:57 (permalink)
    Cheers desmo, also how much did it cost? :)
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 18:12:25 (permalink)
    also interested
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 18:22:45 (permalink)
    I had a friend have it done on both eyes without anyone to take her home afterwards. She had to get from the surgery to the train station and then catch a train. She was completely blind. Mong! Laugh at her every time she tells it. Don't make this mistake! Haha
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 18:51:44 (permalink)
    Had mine done about 7 years ago. Think I may need a top up, as the sight is getting slightly blurry in 1 eye, esp if tired.
    Would absolutely recommend it, yes I looked like a fool leaving the surgery in January with sunnies on. It was sore util the hard contacts came out (never wore them before anyway) after that occasional dry eye first thing in the morning. 
     
    But the joy of being able to put on and off the bike helmet without the balancing of glasses on a tank, or seeing the amount of signs in the swimming pool was amazing. 
     
    No point is talking about costs, cos I got it done in Ireland, but would recommend it. 
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 18:53:08 (permalink)
    there are dangers, serious side effects?
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 18:58:23 (permalink)
    Yes, there are potential dangers and possible serious side effects, similar to most things. But these can be mitigated against by going to a reputable clinic / surgery, following care instructions and attending follow ups. To be honest, I have not heard of anyone having issues after surgery, but Im sure like all things there are some people who had a reaction. 
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 18:58:50 (permalink)
    Oh 6 years later and eventually get to my 100 post.
     
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 19:23:43 (permalink)
    Got it done nearly 3 years ago, at Ultralase and I think it cost £2400... I had the LASEK ( I think, where they scrape the film away as opposed to cutting the flap )
     
    It's a longer recovery time but it was cheaper and I felt a little better about having a complete new film on my eye and no risk of having the flap detach
     
    The surgery itself was painfree if not a little odd, very quick and came out just feeling like I was in a sauna as everything was misty. Got mine done in January as well and looked a right fool in my shades LOL
     
    Spent the rest of the afternoon however in hot onion hell, because it felt like my eyes had been rubbed with red hot onions! Putting the drops in were painful because I struggled to open my eyes, they were so uber sensitive to the light that I kept telling Desmo off for putting the light on when infact the room was uber dark
     
    But I fell asleep and woke up the next day painfree.
     
    Sight took about 2 weeks to get clear, gradually got better each day and have been trouble free ever since!
     
    I would go through it again if I had to without any qualms at all.

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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 19:52:04 (permalink)
    Had it done 16yrs ago. Best decision I ever made.
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 20:49:54 (permalink)
    I love reading reviews like this!! So can I have repeat laser surgeries in the future? If required.
    Medic have your eyes deteriorated at all in the 16yrs?
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/29 21:06:04 (permalink)
    You can get them touched up and some packages include a touch up be sure and ask. Mine have a slight change after 16yrs but not enough to touch up yet. Also something to consider is having one eye over corrected and the other eye normal. This allows you to be able to read a road sign and glance down at the speedometer without taking time for the eyes to adjust. Tricks the brain. I had it done and it is fabulous for hunting birds.
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/30 01:21:54 (permalink)
    Not sure why it keeps double posting?
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/30 10:51:28 (permalink)
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    Not sure why it keeps double posting?

    Are you double clicking the submit button?

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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/30 11:57:18 (permalink)
    Wife did it this year, £2700, LASIK at Optical Express. Like others above, the op was a strange feeling but not painful. She had a very uncomfortable few hours afterwards when the local anaesthetic wore off, so she said she wished she'd taken ibuprofen prior to the procedure so it could have taken effect in time. That had gone after some rest in a dark room for 2 hours or so.
     
    She's delighted with the result, she could see and read things at distance the following morning, and was in no discomfort at all. Her eyesight is great now for general life, if a little worse than previously on reading things at a very close distance, but that's a common side effect and hasn't detracted from the benefits for her.
     
    Her favourite benefits - holidays - being able to swim and enjoy things like waterparks, the sea, etc without issue. Also not having that risk of wrecking her eyes again after drinking too much and trying to get a contact lens out that she'd already removed lol.
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/30 12:14:17 (permalink)
    I had mine done at Optimax around 3-4 years ago.
     
    I went for the top package (LASIK with Wavefront, IIRC) and got it on interest free 24 months credit, total £2k. 
     
    Prior I was -4.25/-4 with astigmatism and after I've been 0 ever since (had an eye test just the other week and was told I was better than 20:20 still)
     
    Best thing I've ever done. Hated the chore of contacts and glasses.
     
    Had it done around 5pm, got home and went straight to bed as my eyes were very watery and stinging (like peeling onions). Next day woke up with crystal clarity. Had bloodshot eyes for around a month which was the only slight negative.
     
    Free after care for life as well, so hopefully they hold that up if I ever need re-treatment.
    post edited by benoj - 2014/10/30 12:18:02
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/30 12:18:43 (permalink)
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    Not sure why it keeps double posting?

    I thought it was only me seeing double, as a result of my Laser surgery.
     
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/30 12:34:11 (permalink)
    Can they fix my astigmatism?
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    Re: Laser Eye Surgery? 2014/10/30 12:45:32 (permalink)
    Ive asked so many people about this as its something ill consider in the future.
     
    Every single person said same as above things like "its changed their lives"  all except one who got it done on the cheap she said and she had short vision which is corrected but it made her long vision worse.
     
    I dont know if thats because she has it done on the cheap or because it was quite a while ago or what I dont know nore does she so id have to find out more about that instance but I must have chatted to at least 15 other people and everyone had nothing but positives to say about it .



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