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I had laser eye surgery 5 years ago (through Optimax) and it's the best money I've ever spent. OK so 10% isn't such an amazing discount but hopefully someone will find this useful.
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#1
Not really a hot uk deal.

:thinking:

Also, I think this is being advertised on the TV.
#2
I am very interested in laser treatment for short-sightedness - I've been wearing glasses for the past 20 years - and I'm only in my early thirties!

Has anyone else undergone this? Or know anyone who has? Is it worth it?
#3
I would like to have this done, but for every satisfied customer ther is a horror story...

proceed with caution!
#4
Being advertised on TV does not, as far as I know, preclude it from being posted here?
#5
i'd love to do it but don't want to spend the money just to need glasses again in a couple of years
#6
martins_uk
Being advertised on TV does not, as far as I know, preclude it from being posted here?


Not saying that's the case, just adding that there must be a big push at the moment as they are advertising on TV.

I also think that promotions with "interest free periods" are usually a con.

AND does that mean people are going to start posting DFS promotions or sales???

Not flaming, just saying. :)
#7
Monkey nuts 2
Not saying that's the case, just adding that there must be a big push at the moment as they are advertising on TV.

I also think that promotions with "interest free periods" are usually a con.

AND does that mean people are going to start posting DFS promotions or sales???

Not flaming, just saying. :)


I agree that some deals can result in silliness - however, this "deal" can't really be compared with DFS ones - which happen every six months, as standard.

The OP deal does not happen that often (does it?), so I would say that bringing it to our attention is fine in this case. :thumbsup:
#8
foulone
I would like to have this done, but for every satisfied customer ther is a horror story...

proceed with caution!


Does Anybody actually know anybody who has suffered a "horror story" or is this just a myth circulated by the perfect sighted who begrudged the fact that people with impaired vision can get the problem corrected!

tommay
i'd love to do it but don't want to spend the money just to need glasses again in a couple of years


Why should you need to get glasses in a cuple of years? If your vision has been stable for over 5 years then once it has been corrected it is very unlikely to need correction again. The only correction will be for reading glasses in much later life which wll happen to 90% of normal sighted people anyway.

I had laser correction last week. The treatment was done by Optical Express in Manchester, I had both eyes done by LASIK treatment. The total cost was £1090, which was £395 for one eye (prescription -1.5) and £695 for the other (prescription -2.5). A deposit of £200 and then 10 payments of £89. For more accuracy you can opt for WAVEFRONT correction and quicker recovery with INTERLASE. The total cost for WAVEFRONT and INTERLASE was £2290 for me. The INTERLASE gives quicker recovery as a laser is used to cut the cornea not a scalpel, although I had the treatment at 10.30 and was up and about at 15.30 with very good vision. Within 24 hours I was classed as having 20/20 vision, after 6 days the classification was "better than 20/20 vision". The actual treatment takes less than 15 minutes, you will spend about 2 hours at the clinic. There are 2 consultations, the treatment and a post-op consultation. You can then leave although your vision will be seriously limited as the local anaethstetic is still working, about 4 hours later it has worn off.

Is it worth it? Of course it is, I spent £200 a year on lenses and solutions and a new pair of glasses every 2 years. In 5 years I'm financially better off. I should have had it done years ago!

[url]www.opticalexpress.com[/url]

[url]www.optimax.co.uk[/url]

[url]www.accuvision.co.uk[/url]

[url]www.advancevisioncare.co.uk[/url]
#9
Ok, the big question... what's the actual process like?

Scalpels and lasers cutting eyes just makes me feel a bit squiffy...

I'd love to have it done but just the 'thought' of it puts me off.

Is it painful? If so, for how long and at what level would you put the pain? Mild discomfort? Agonising pain? Like having some grit in your eye for a few seconds, or like having a needle jiggled about in your eyeball for minutes?
#10
I'll describe the process in a bit more detail. I had LASIK treatment which is the basic treatment (cheapest) with longest recovery time (about 72 hours before you can drive)

First of all they put anethstetic drops into one eye, this numbs the eye and lids. They use a clamp to open the eye and prevent blinking. They then put a cup on to the eye and push down firmly, this is to expose the cornea for the cut. This is the most uncomfortable and lasts about 10 seconds. During this time your vision "greys" out so you don't see anything. Once the cornea has been cut the laser is moved into place, it sits above your eye but doesn't touch. There s a red light which you look into it, the technician will tell you how long the laser will be on for. In my case it was 12 seconds for one eye and 19 for the other, it depends on your precription. You have to keep totally still and look at the red light, but to be honest you're not likely to move with a laser pointing into your eye. Once the laser has finished the surgeon cleans the eye with fluid and replaces the flap over the cornea. Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory drops are put in the eye. You can then leave the treatment room and move to the recovery room. At this point your vision is very blurred and your eye lids are very heavy, you'll need a pair of sunglasses as bright lights are best avoided. After about 10 minutes the consultant wil check that the cornea is okay and you can go home. You need to have somebody with you as you won't be able to drive or see properly. It's as if somebody has put vaseline on your specs! I went to bed for about 3 hours whilst the anaethstetic wore off, when I woke my vision was fine. After 24 hours you need to go back for a consultation, at this point I had 20/20 vision. For the next week you'll need to put in anti-septic and anti-inflammatory drops and you'll suufer from dry eyes so you'll need some lubricating drops. There is no real pain just discomfort for about 10-15 seconds when the cut is made, for the next few days you'll feel something in your eyes just like contact lenses.

The results are amazing! I can't recommend it enough, I was very nervous about the procedure, but it was a piece of cake. If you go for Intralase and wavefront procedures the results are even better and recovery quicker.

Sorry for the shameless plug for Optical Express but they did my surgery at very reasonable cost and were excellent throughout.

Other links:-
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1 Like #11
dont do it lol ma mam looked into this they have hounded her eversince with free dvds of customers saying its great lol and she get loads of emails she must get 4 or 5 a week
#12
Thanks for the detail pugw$sh, if I ever decide to go for it in the future then I'll be back here reading your experience :thumbsup:
#13
Went to Ultralase for a free consultation, quoted me £3600 so went to Optimax, had exactly the same procedure (Lasik with Wavefront and Femtosecond) for £2300.

Shop around people. Oh, and it's he best £2300 i've ever spent!!
#14
pugw$sh;2266046
I had laser correction last week. The treatment was done by Optical Express in Manchester, I had both eyes done by LASIK treatment. The total cost was £1090, which was £395 for one eye (prescription -1.5) and £695 for the other (prescription -2.5). A deposit of £200 and then 10 payments of £89. For more accuracy you can opt for WAVEFRONT correction and quicker recovery with INTERLASE. The total cost for WAVEFRONT and INTERLASE was £2290 for me. The INTERLASE gives quicker recovery as a laser is used to cut the cornea not a scalpel, although I had the treatment at 10.30 and was up and about at 15.30 with very good vision. Within 24 hours I was classed as having 20/20 vision, after 6 days the classification was "better than 20/20 vision". The actual treatment takes less than 15 minutes, you will spend about 2 hours at the clinic. There are 2 consultations, the treatment and a post-op consultation. You can then leave although your vision will be seriously limited as the local anaethstetic is still working, about 4 hours later it has worn off.

Is it worth it?

I had Lasek (changed from the scheduled Lasik at the last minute due to wrong advice from the consultant) at Optical Express in Milton Keynes last year, one eye only, to correct a a previous Laser op by a different company. The customer service and professionalism by the staff was appalling and I was kept waiting on several occasions for appointments. My correction for 1 dioptre resulted in only 0.5 dioptre of correction. So I am still long sighted after 2 procedures. Was it worth it? NO!
#15
myself, my sister and my best mate reccomend Optimax - they always have good deals.
i got mine off ebay - seriously. i rang them before bidding to confirm it was genuine!
#16
I had my surgery in 2007 by optical express and I can highly recommend them. I did lots of research before hand and found that they used the best surgeons and latest equipment.

I have some vouchers which will save you £150 off any laser treatment at Optical Express. I am happy to post it to anyone who wants one!

Just drop me a PM here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/ryderage/messages/compose-mail?to=ryderage

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