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Just booked my laser eye surgery, wish me luck!!

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Just booked in to have laser eye surgery at Optical Express on Monday and now my nerves have found me!
Anyone had it done on here and would like to offer me some kind words lol?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
omg GOOD LUCK!!!!

ive looked at it a few times but im a bit of a whimp if i was going to be asleep then fine!! :)

let us know how it goes!!
#2
I haven't had it personally but knows loads of people who have and all say it was the best thing they've done. Sure it will go well.
1 Like #3
my bro-in-law did it and i think hes quite happy
after u done it u gotta use eye drops for quite some time, googles for sleepin so u dun rub ur eyes, dim lighting, cannot drive after that, etc etc
#4
foxymissroxy
omg GOOD LUCK!!!!

ive looked at it a few times but im a bit of a whimp if i was going to be asleep then fine!! :)

let us know how it goes!!


I was a bit like that then I found out that you can't feel anything, can't see anything and you don't feel the need to blink so I figured how bad can it be lol?
I'll probably not be thinking like that while I'm waiting to be taken in though lol.
1 Like #5
I had it done at Optical Express in Manchester. Best decision ever.

09h30 booked in at reception
10h00 check up on eyes and prescription agreed
10h30 went into treatment room
11h00 in recovery room
11h30 returning home

Absolutely no worries. The surgery itself is uncomfortable for a few seconds at a time, I had the cheapest surgery. The procedure is lie back on table, anaethstetic put into eye, clamp applied to eyeball to hold eye still and push cornea out. Quick slice of cornea to create the "flap", laser placed over head, look into green light, laser operates for set period of time (my prescription was -1.75 and -2.25 so laser was 12 seconds for one eye and 18 seconds for other), surgeon cleans around the eye and then closes the flap. Repeat for other eye. Takes about 15 minutes all told. The only uncomfortable bit is when they push the clamp on the eye to make the cut, but only last a few seconds. If you go for the more expensive reatments then the discomfort is even less and the recovery is quicker.
After treatment your vision is severely impeded and bright lights are uncomfortable but it only lasts about 3-4 hours, I went to bed when I returned home.
It really is that simple.
#6
spider1986
I was a bit like that then I found out that you can't feel anything, can't see anything and you don't feel the need to blink so I figured how bad can it be lol?
I'll probably not be thinking like that while I'm waiting to be taken in though lol.


You might not feel anything during the surgery, but be ready for some serious pain for the next few hours afterwards!!! My fiance had it a couple of years ago, and said it is brilliant (being able to see afterwards, not the pain bit!). Just get loads of the eye drops off them to help with the pain as they will try and only give you a small amount of em as they cost.
#7
pugw$sh
I had it done at Optical Express in Manchester. Best decision ever.

09h30 booked in at reception
10h00 check up on eyes and prescription agreed
10h30 went into treatment room
11h00 in recovery room
11h30 returning home

Absolutely no worries. The surgery itself is uncomfortable for a few seconds at a time, I had the cheapest surgery. The procedure is lie back on table, anaethstetic put into eye, clamp applied to eyeball to hold eye still and push cornea out. Quick slice of cornea to create the "flap", laser placed over head, look into green light, laser operates for set period of time (my prescription was -1.75 and -2.25 so laser was 12 seconds for one eye and 18 seconds for other), surgeon cleans around the eye and then closes the flap. Repeat for other eye. Takes about 15 minutes all told. The only uncomfortable bit is when they push the clamp on the eye to make the cut, but only last a few seconds. If you go for the more expensive reatments then the discomfort is even less and the recovery is quicker.
After treatment your vision is severely impeded and bright lights are uncomfortable but it only lasts about 3-4 hours, I went to bed when I returned home.
It really is that simple.


almost threw up on my work pc.... (serious)
#8
Would love to have it done but my eyes are soooo bad.
1 Like #9
Hi Spider1986

I had my eyes done 8 years ago, at Bupa though. Back then you could only have one eye done at a time (in case something went wrong!!)

So pleased I had them done, I've not had any problems and my eyes haven't got any worse in the past 8 years

The op was painless and quick. One eye went bloodshot afterwards but never hurt. The other eye hurt just a little bit for a couple of hours.

One bit of advice is, be careful when pulling on jumpers/tshirts etc for a few weeks, as the ribbing around the neck can spring back into your eyes as you pull it over your head

All the best, you'll be fine :thumbsup:
#10
pugw$sh
I had it done at Optical Express in Manchester. Best decision ever.

09h30 booked in at reception
10h00 check up on eyes and prescription agreed
10h30 went into treatment room
11h00 in recovery room
11h30 returning home

Absolutely no worries. The surgery itself is uncomfortable for a few seconds at a time, I had the cheapest surgery. The procedure is lie back on table, anaethstetic put into eye, clamp applied to eyeball to hold eye still and push cornea out. Quick slice of cornea to create the "flap", laser placed over head, look into green light, laser operates for set period of time (my prescription was -1.75 and -2.25 so laser was 12 seconds for one eye and 18 seconds for other), surgeon cleans around the eye and then closes the flap. Repeat for other eye. Takes about 15 minutes all told. The only uncomfortable bit is when they push the clamp on the eye to make the cut, but only last a few seconds. If you go for the more expensive reatments then the discomfort is even less and the recovery is quicker.
After treatment your vision is severely impeded and bright lights are uncomfortable but it only lasts about 3-4 hours, I went to bed when I returned home.
It really is that simple.


Are you aware of what is happening as I was told you'd see nothing, only a couple of small lights during the procedure?
I've researched it a lot, to be honest I'm not so worried by the actual procedure it's more what if anything goes wrong. But the complications seem minor compared with what you get in return.
#11
spider, if i'm not being to personal, can i ask roughly how much it's going to cost?
#12
Babbabooey
You might not feel anything during the surgery, but be ready for some serious pain for the next few hours afterwards!!! My fiance had it a couple of years ago, and said it is brilliant (being able to see afterwards, not the pain bit!). Just get loads of the eye drops off them to help with the pain as they will try and only give you a small amount of em as they cost.


Lol, thanks for that!
#13
gl btw spider!
#14
the dandy p
spider, if i'm not being to personal, can i ask roughly how much it's going to cost?


I don't mind. I'm getting Lasik treatment for £395 an eye so £790 and I've set up interest free finance which makes it a deposit of £200 and £50 something a month after for 10 months.
It was the cost that put me off at first, I was convinced that when you see a 'from' price it would always be more and that the lowest price was only available for a few people. But mine is the cheapest (as advertised on tv) so I'm pretty happy!
banned 1 Like #15
I wish I could afford it, I would have it done without a second thought.

Good Luck :thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #16
good luck x
#17
Best op I ever had! Well worth the money, especially on the next holiday, when I could get up, go for a swim, relax etc without having to take glasses off/on or contact lenses out/in all the time.
#18
Mijooly
Hi Spider1986

I had my eyes done 8 years ago, at Bupa though. Back then you could only have one eye done at a time (in case something went wrong!!)

So pleased I had them done, I've not had any problems and my eyes haven't got any worse in the past 8 years

The op was painless and quick. One eye went bloodshot afterwards but never hurt. The other eye hurt just a little bit for a couple of hours.

One bit of advice is, be careful when pulling on jumpers/tshirts etc for a few weeks, as the ribbing around the neck can spring back into your eyes as you pull it over your head

All the best, you'll be fine :thumbsup:


Thanks for the advice, I'm preparing to do nothing but laze around and be looked after next week lol but I'll bear that in mind for afterwards
#19
cis_groupie
Best op I ever had! Well worth the money, especially on the next holiday, when I could get up, go for a swim, relax etc without having to take glasses off/on or contact lenses out/in all the time.


That's the main reason I want it doing!
#20
Aren't lasers normally for things like cutting James Bond in half?
#21
stay out of the light - invest in some bug eye shades lol.

a neighbour of ours just had her eyes done, she popped by over xmas wearing her dark shades walking around Hackney at night - no one batted an eyelid at her ;)
1 Like #22
well done spider, good luck hope it works perfectly for you!
#23
Thanks for everyone's kind words, really appreciate it!
#24
acecatcher3
almost threw up on my work pc.... (serious)


Sorry. But it really does sound worse than it actually is.:oops:

spider1986
Are you aware of what is happening as I was told you'd see nothing, only a couple of small lights during the procedure?
I've researched it a lot, to be honest I'm not so worried by the actual procedure it's more what if anything goes wrong. But the complications seem minor compared with what you get in return.


You're aware of what is going on, but you can't see the scalpel or laser. As the clamp is put on the eye and pressure applied your vision greys out so you don't see the cornea being cut. For the laser you just look into the light, you can't blink because of the clamp and you certainly won't move your head!

I wouldn't worry about aftercare, they provided anti-inflammatory drops, anti-biotic drops and lubricating drops. This will last you about a week, at your next consultation just ask if you need more. I still needed the lubricating drops for about 3 months. You have check ups at 1 week, 4 weeks, 12 weeks and a final discharge at 26 weeks.

I didn't find any pain at all, if you do get any severe pain it usually means the corneal flap has moved and that is BAD. Any irritation was alleviated with the drops.

I hope all goes well. I know it will.:thumbsup:
banned#25
I did it and it was the best thing I have ever done
#26
[quote=spider1986;4129031]I don't mind. I'm getting Lasik treatment for £395 an eye so £790 .quote]
How come, I thought spiders had 8 eyes? :whistling:
#27
cannyscot;4129345
[quote=spider1986]I don't mind. I'm getting Lasik treatment for £395 an eye so £790 .quote]
How come, I thought spiders had 8 eyes? :whistling:


Lol, good one! :thumbsup:
#28
pugw$sh
I had it done at Optical Express in Manchester. Best decision ever.

09h30 booked in at reception
10h00 check up on eyes and prescription agreed
10h30 went into treatment room
11h00 in recovery room
11h30 returning home

Absolutely no worries. The surgery itself is uncomfortable for a few seconds at a time, I had the cheapest surgery. The procedure is lie back on table, anaethstetic put into eye, clamp applied to eyeball to hold eye still and push cornea out. Quick slice of cornea to create the "flap", laser placed over head, look into green light, laser operates for set period of time (my prescription was -1.75 and -2.25 so laser was 12 seconds for one eye and 18 seconds for other), surgeon cleans around the eye and then closes the flap. Repeat for other eye. Takes about 15 minutes all told. The only uncomfortable bit is when they push the clamp on the eye to make the cut, but only last a few seconds. If you go for the more expensive reatments then the discomfort is even less and the recovery is quicker.
After treatment your vision is severely impeded and bright lights are uncomfortable but it only lasts about 3-4 hours, I went to bed when I returned home.
It really is that simple.


Jesus. I had to stop reading that because I was going to be sick.
#29
I have a question:
If you have laser eye surgery does it mean you will be immune from ever being short sighted again? i.e. will your eye sight get worse after a few years if you constantly use a PC?
#30
I had it done almost a year ago now and its the best thing I have ever had done. I went to optimax in leeds and found them all very kind and helpfull. It cost me just over £1K to have done and it was worth every penny!!
Good luck!! You'll be fine.
1 Like #31
Good luck, judging by the posts on here you will be fine :thumbsup:
#32
reading the procedure does make one feel a bit queasy ...
1 Like #33
Good luck:thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #34
Good luck, just think of the results! Itll be worth it :)
#35
Thanks guys, fingers crossed!!
#36
http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=tbn:gRyXohriBeQIuM::upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Jumping_Spider_Eyes.jpg

ipsy ipsy spider ... you got a bargain there for 4 pairs.

may i suggest this whilst you recover ...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2175/2172362788_738457b091.jpg
#37
kippy
http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=tbn:gRyXohriBeQIuM::upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Jumping_Spider_Eyes.jpg

ipsy ipsy spider ... you got a bargain there for 4 pairs.

may i suggest this whilst you recover ...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2175/2172362788_738457b091.jpg


Lol, maybe I should post it as a deal for all the spiders out there :whistling:
#38
Good luck! I'm sure you will be fine!
#39
http://www.thetalentshow.org/images/drawing2.gif
#40
had mine done 16 years ago by optimax. best thing I have ever done cost me £500 an eye. would recommend it to everyone

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