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7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago
Just a general enquiry really, tryna find out any information i can about Laser Eye Surgery.

So any success stories, any horror stories, experiences first and second hand would be great...

What surgery did you use?
How much?
You happy with result?
etc...
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7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago
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#1
My mate had it done last Friday in Bristol, he was fine straight after.
A little sore but back at work Monday and is back to normal. Cost him 3 grand
#2
i paid about £800 for lasex on both eyes about 4 years ago best thing i have ever done better than normal sight now :)
#3
My dad had it done a few months go, he seems pretty happy with it. He went down to London for it, i wouldn't have it done, love my eyes too much and i'm a big wuss :)
#4
I was thinking of having it done, Then I watched a video on Youtube of it being done, I didn't like the thought of having the top layer of my eyes cut and rolled back whilst I'm still concious.
#5
you all know what surgerys they were?... tryna figure which seems to be the best... or most popular even
#6
wouldnt personally do it-Im a bit funny about eyes-will stick to my specs thanks but a few people in work have had it done with no probs-your eyes do look extremely red and weird for anything up to a fortnight after tho.
#7
shauneco
I was thinking of having it done, Then I watched a video on Youtube of it being done, I didn't like the thought of having the top layer of my eyes cut and rolled back whilst I'm still concious.


hahaha really? that isnt the procedure for corrective eye surgery though is it?

i thought the procedure is just clamping your eye-lids open, adding some sort of solution to your eyes then lasering? no cutting of anything i thought
#8
DMERC
hahaha really? that isnt the procedure for corrective eye surgery though is it?

i thought the procedure is just clamping your eye-lids open, adding some sort of solution to your eyes then lasering? no cutting of anything i thought


what hes describing there sounds like lens replacement, my dad had that
Im interested in what people put in this thread as I want it doing
#9
DMERC
hahaha really? that isnt the procedure for corrective eye surgery though is it?

i thought the procedure is just clamping your eye-lids open, adding some sort of solution to your eyes then lasering? no cutting of anything i thought


For Lasik surgery, your eye is clamped open and a very thin flap is cut from the surface of your eye and peeled back so that the eye can be lasered. The flap is then replaced and the eye surface does recognise that it has been treated

I had mine done by Bupa about 8 years ago. Never had a problem and never hurt. Cost about £3500 but money well spent
#10
Mijooly
For Lasik surgery, your eye is clamped open and a very thin flap is cut from the surface of your eye and peeled back so that the eye can be lasered. The flap is then replaced and the eye surface does recognise that it has been treated

I had mine done by Bupa about 8 years ago. Never had a problem and never hurt. Cost about £3500 but money well spent


so is that a certain type of surgery? or something thats specific to a company?
#11
Watch it being done here
#12
DMERC
so is that a certain type of surgery? or something thats specific to a company?


Lasik is the generic term for this kind of procedure, I think this is the type that most companies do now. When I had mine done there was a cheaper alternative called PRK?? or something, this is where the eye is lasered without the flap being cut first. The results weren't as good and people complained of getting a 'star' effect especially at night
#13
its making my eyes water already
#14
I had laser eye surgery done at Optimax Manchester approx 14 yrs ago, £750 for both eyes.
I would definately recommend it. Had no problems at all apart from slight discomfort first couple days.
A number of my friends have since had it done and they have all been pleased with the results.
In the last 12 months I have started to wear reading glasses but I can`t complain after 14 years of perfect sight.
#15
When I had mine done it was quite a new procedure and you couldn't have both eyes treated at the same time incase it went wrong!! I had a funny couple of months were I had good vision in one eye and bad in the other. The first eye I had done was fine and never hurt at all. The second eye didn't hurt but a blood vessel burst at some point and it looked as though I'd been in a fight.

If you can afford to have it done then it's well worth it, no more contact lens hassle or thye hassle of forever cleaning glasses. Plus when you wake up in the morning you can see the alarm clock!!
#16
DMERC
hahaha really? that isnt the procedure for corrective eye surgery though is it?

i thought the procedure is just clamping your eye-lids open, adding some sort of solution to your eyes then lasering? no cutting of anything i thought


Most modern laser correction involves slicing the surface of the eye AFAIK - its proven to be the best method.

That aspect I wouldn't be so worried about. After all, cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide, with good success and low complication rates. However I would read up on Which? and some specialist forums before taking the plunge myself. I think the chances of having some kind of visual anomaly is higher than commonly reported (eg. halos) the likelihood of some visual artifacts was in the 10-15% range last time I read, but the technology is always improving = do your homework ;-)
#17
I had Lasik done at Optical Express in January and it cost £790 for both eyes. I went for the cheapest option but I've had better than expected results, I couldn't be happier.

I have some vouchers for £150 off treatment with them, if you want one PM me and I'll post you one.

In my opinion it's well worth the money and it's the best thing I've ever done!
#18
JamesSmith
Most modern laser correction involves slicing the surface of the eye AFAIK - its proven to be the best method.

That aspect I wouldn't be so worried about. After all, cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide, with good success and low complication rates. However I would read up on Which? and some specialist forums before taking the plunge myself. I think the chances of having some kind of visual anomaly is higher than commonly reported (eg. halos) the likelihood of some visual artifacts was in the 10-15% range last time I read, but the technology is always improving = do your homework ;-)


ye thats what im tryna do now, not gonna rush into it for obvious reasons... the slicing of the eye did look abit uncomfortable but looking at reviews people seem to have been fine. but as you mentioned i imagine the horror stories arent always commonly discussed!

the halos you mention? what are these... ive seen them mentioned on other websites that explain the problems with surgery, and dont really know what they are

spider1986
I had Lasik done at Optical Express in January and it cost £790 for both eyes. I went for the cheapest option but I've had better than expected results, I couldn't be happier.

I have some vouchers for £150 off treatment with them, if you want one PM me and I'll post you one.

In my opinion it's well worth the money and it's the best thing I've ever done!


thankyou very much!... did you just have the laser treatment then? and not the slicing of the eye?

also... how bad were your eyes beforehand?
#19
I have been wearing contacts lenses for past 16 years and have asked my optician, and my doctor about getting laser surgery - and both have advised against it with all this gobbledygook about why its not good in the long run

Sick of wearing my contacts - couple of weeks ago after a drunken night out, I wakened up and realised I hadnt removed my contacts...................when they have been left in too long they actually start attaching themselves to your eyes and I had to go to casualty to get them removed - WAS SO YUKKY! everytime I tried pulling them out I could see the surface of my eyeball stretching with it !
#20
DMERC


thankyou very much!... did you just have the laser treatment then? and not the slicing of the eye?

also... how bad were your eyes beforehand?


The Lasik treatment involves cutting a flap on your eye and then lasering but you can't see anything and all you can feel is vibration. It sounds worse than the actual treatment is!

It takes probably a couple of minutes per eye which is nothing in comparison with your entire life.

My eyes probably weren't that bad in comparison with some.But they were bad enough that when I went to Centre Parcs and in the pool I lost all my friends without my glasses on lol and couldn't for the life of me find them again!
It made a different to me with scuba diving and times when you can't wear your glasses. Plus, I was terrible with contact lenses so they weren't an option when I wanted to go out and didn't want to wear my glasses.

You can have a voucher if you want. All you do is hand it in at your initial consultation for the money off.
#21
shauneco
I was thinking of having it done, Then I watched a video on Youtube of it being done, I didn't like the thought of having the top layer of my eyes cut and rolled back whilst I'm still concious.


this^^^^
#22
DMERC
the halos you mention? what are these... ive seen them mentioned on other websites that explain the problems with surgery, and dont really know what they are


I just googled for a visual representation (google "lasik halo") and straight away you are presented with disaster-story sites. Well here is a link that shows the effect - but I am NOT endorsing scaremongering sites, it's just to show you what it looks like

http://www.lasikdisaster.com/halos.htm
#23
JamesSmith
I just googled for a visual representation (google "lasik halo") and straight away you are presented with disaster-story sites. Well here is a link that shows the effect - but I am NOT endorsing scaremongering sites, it's just to show you what it looks like

http://www.lasikdisaster.com/halos.htm


cheers, explains it well... and dont worry i know theres many sites like this, with the "devastating horror stories"
#24
dipuma
I had laser eye surgery done at Optimax Manchester approx 14 yrs ago, £750 for both eyes.
I would definately recommend it. Had no problems at all apart from slight discomfort first couple days.
A number of my friends have since had it done and they have all been pleased with the results.
In the last 12 months I have started to wear reading glasses but I can`t complain after 14 years of perfect sight.


Hey SNAP! To both the time and place of surgery and the reading glasses!! Got to say I have never looked back, have a slight problem with dry eyes but that is all. I had Lasik surgery where the flap is cut and replaced, it was no problem at all, the thought was scarier than the procedure was. The only thing I would change is that I had one eye at a time done, if was doing it again would have both, my sister had hers both done together and it was much better.:thumbsup:
banned#25
bossyboots
I have been wearing contacts lenses for past 16 years and have asked my optician, and my doctor about getting laser surgery - and both have advised against it with all this gobbledygook about why its not good in the long run

Sick of wearing my contacts - couple of weeks ago after a drunken night out, I wakened up and realised I hadnt removed my contacts...................when they have been left in too long they actually start attaching themselves to your eyes and I had to go to casualty to get them removed - WAS SO YUKKY! everytime I tried pulling them out I could see the surface of my eyeball stretching with it !


thats so HOT
#26
even though the videos show the greusomeness of the operation in reality the person doesnt see much except darkness and blurryness
i had incisions with a sharp blade done to my eye twice! felt good
#27
lasik = cut the eyeball as per other threads and has a recovery time of a matter of days

epi lasek = no cutting just laser takes few mins per eye recovery takes few days up to a week
#28
cheers for everyones replies so far... been really helpful and informative
#29
17 years ago in bristol, still got perfect vision now
#30
hi merk

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