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Looking for deals on laser eye surgery please folks

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
I currently mainly wear daily contact lenses which are in both eye -2.50, the air con at my work drys my eyes out badly and i then can struggle to focus on my work, been thinking of getting laser done for a while but cant ever find out what cost would likely be for my prescription.

Anyone aware of any deals? I would hope not to pay more than £1,250 for both eyes all in but really have no clue what it costs!

Would really appreciate any assistance you can offer.

Kind Regards

Ally
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
check optical express
i got mine for 400pound per eye a couple years ago

you can go for a free test to see if you're eligible and they'll quote you a price (at least if it hasn't changed)
#2
cheers, what was your prescription?
#3
hi


i spoke to my optiian about this a few weeks ago have similar prescription to yours - his advice was to go to 2 or 3 clinics for a consultation see which one you feel most comfortable with & that you don't need the add ons that some of them try to sell you i.e. different anasethetic etc.. - opticians are not allowed to recommend a particular clinic but it may be worth speaking to your optician for general advice before commiting to anything

steph
#4
i had -1.5 in each.
They were originally charging 700 per eye, then i said i couldn't afford it right now, blah blah, and they said they'd offer me 400 per eye, (weird right?).

I'd follow what the person above said as well if it were me =]
#5
good to know ...
#6
Thanks for the replies folks. I think there is a place near my work may take a look by and see if any signs up for any deals.

Is there any vouchers or anything like that about?
#7
if you sign up to some newsletters they have special offers sometimes apparently =]
#8
optimax sometimes have special pricesif you are recommended by a friend, i got mine for about 1000 (six years ago now though) cos my brother got his done there.

I would suggest optimax glasgow as worth considering if you decide to go ahead and i would further suggest that you say a friend recommended you to see if you can get a decent price but i think you would struggle to get below 395/eye.
#9
Hi

If you shop at Tesco according to their website you can use clubcard vouchers towards Optimax Laser Eye Treatment. Sorry I don't know anything about the actual treatment but HTHs.

http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/browse.aspx?N=4294966502+4294965983
#10
If you find a clinic with old, worn out equipment that employs poorly trained staff you may find it works out cheaper.
#11
Are optical express any good for this?

I keep getting bombarded with their "special" offers (seem to be as bad as DFS - they're always ending soon, never to be repeated, once in a lifetime... only to be repeated the following week.
#12
termite
If you find a clinic with old, worn out equipment that employs poorly trained staff you may find it works out cheaper.


Oh I don't know, dog food is pretty expensive.
#13
I guy I worked with had the free consolation, was quoted £3500. He said thanks but no thanks, 2-3 months down the line the call him back offering him surgery for half that price so he took it.

On his advice I had mine done. I was quoted about £2500, I mentioned to them that they reduced my friends by half and could they match it. They said no.

I questioned about how, when the cheapest surgery for light prescription is £400 per eye, but the consolation, post surgery check up, eye drops staff cost etc would be identical, and if they can make a profit at £400 how can they charge me £1250 per eye when the cost to the business is no greater.

The lady I spoke with put up a really crap argument and spoke with one her supervisor. I got another load of crap about how they can't do this but could discount this blah blah blah. Anyhow, after some negotiation I got it down to £1350. This was on the condition that I had it 2 days later in a different clinic to fill in a vacant spot. for the sake of £1200 I wasn't going to argue.

That said, after the surgery I was chatting with a guy in the post surgery room afterwards who had the consolation at the same clinic on the same day as me, but was charged an extra £200 for a 'priority' appointment. I didn't want to upset the guy but telling him that his £200 was probably spent offsetting my discount.

Long story short, don't take their first offer, there is a lot of room for negotiation, more than they claim to be.

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