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Laser Eye Surgery - Reviews and suggestions

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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Guys, would like to know more about laser eye surgery.. your suggestions and reviews of companies.
Planning to take up eye surgery for both the eyes as the power is around -2.75. I once called Optimax and they are sending lot of mails and emails , but couldn't find genuine reviews about them.
So thought of getting some suggestions from u all..
1. Is Laser surgery safe? Did any of ur family members do it?
2. Any recommended companies to do it?
3. Any after effects after doing? Will the eye power be rectified completely?
4. Anything else to be concerned off? Should i consult my GP first?
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#2
I had mine done 3 weeks ago by Optical express. I was -2.50 in both eyes. The operation was 10 minutes, although it's unpleasent, it was very quick and pain free. I had pain in my left eye for about 2 hours afterwards and they were both stingy for a few hours. A bit like having soap in your eyes. You'll need to rest and not watch tv or read etc for the first day/night. I could see pretty clearly though. The next day my sight was pretty perfect. I had my first check up a week later and had a very slight prescription which should have gone by the time I have my next check in a week. If I can be of any more help just ask. I also think I still have a £300 voucher for Optical Express if the consultation is booked this month.
#3
thanks DLM.. any further reviews would be much appreciated...
#4
I had mine done at Optimax and its the best thing I have ever done and wish I could afford it when I was younger! My corneas are thin so could only have one type of treatment, which was painful for 12 or so hours later, but still worth it. I did notice some people having it the other way (ask them to explain, it may have changed by now as this was 1995) and were not seeming to experiencing pain and could see straight away! I had something like 6 secs of laser in one eye and about 4 in the other. Now I am middle aged, cant stop the aging process and so need reading glasses, but only for close up work. Otherwise eyes are fine, not as perfect as they were but dont need glasses still for driving etc. Didnt seek GP advice. Good Luck, get as much info as possible and really it will be how comfortable you feel with the company........
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getknk
thanks DLM.. any further reviews would be much appreciated...


No problem.

I wish I could afford to have mine done :(
#6
Had mine done 8 years ago and havent looked back since. Wearing contact lenses since the age of 16 became a right nightmare, always tied to where i went to sleep and having to carry around solutions, cases and the other bits that go with it. Yep it became routine but god when i had it done it was like FREEDOM !

Both me and my bruv both got it done by Optimax in London. My bruvs was pretty pain free... however mine felt like someone had poured a mix of sand and salt in my eyes for the best part of 6 hours ! Painful for the first day... then once settled down it was amazing. To be able to see a few hours after you have it done is like a miracle unfolding before your very eyes.
#7
You may find they have deals closed to xmas as this is the quiet period!
#8
Banana79
I had mine done 3 weeks ago by Optical express. I was -2.50 in both eyes. The operation was 10 minutes, although it's unpleasent, it was very quick and pain free. I had pain in my left eye for about 2 hours afterwards and they were both stingy for a few hours. A bit like having soap in your eyes. You'll need to rest and not watch tv or read etc for the first day/night. I could see pretty clearly though. The next day my sight was pretty perfect. I had my first check up a week later and had a very slight prescription which should have gone by the time I have my next check in a week. If I can be of any more help just ask. I also think I still have a £300 voucher for Optical Express if the consultation is booked this month.

Similar story for me. I had mine done at Optical Express in February this year. My prescription was -2.50 in one eye and -2.75 in the other and I had the Lasik rather than the Lasek (the one that is 24 hour recovery as opposed to a week) . I found the laser treatment itself a really weird sensation but not unpleasant or painful and only took about 10mins for each eye, I also felt discomfort for a few hours afterwards like a twinges and grit in my eyes (this was to be expected). My eyes were weeping quite a bit too and very tempting to rub but that's an absolute no no. the younger you are when you have it done the better because sometime after the age of 40 the majority of people need reading glasses. Laser eye surgery does not fix this. I too have a £300 off voucher which I can send you. I believe there are restrictions on it as to when it needs to be used by, but when they run out they always send me more with a revised extended date so you can PM with your address at any time if you want it. You do need to present the voucher at the time of consultation. I asked at one of my check ups if I went to my usual optician would they recommend glasses. He said yes but that's because I didn't have 20/20 vision but I didn't NEED glasses. I wish I'd had the nerve to have done it years ago. It was only when someone at work came in on the Monday not wearing their glasses and he said he'd had laser eye surgery on the Friday that made me go for it. You do have to put a series of drops in your eyes at regular intervals for the following week and wear googles in bed at night
#9
There's only one renowned Eye Hopsital In the UK:
http://www.moorfields-private.co.uk/home

The ONLY place I'd trust any eye surgery to be done on me, however you are looking at £3k+ most likely but more importantly you get a IMPARTIAL consultation not some salesman looking for your cash to cut open your eye in some made-up clinic attached to your local general hospital with no emergency specialists for miles around.
#10
schizoboy
There's only one renowned Eye Hopsital In the UK:http://www.moorfields-private.co.uk/homeThe ONLY place I'd trust any eye surgery to be done on me, however you are looking at £3k+ most likely but more importantly you get a IMPARTIAL consultation not some salesman looking for your cash to cut open your eye in some made-up clinic attached to your local general hospital with no emergency specialists for miles around.

All the people in this thread seemed to have no problem at all, with a procedure like this you're gonna do research first anyway not just walk in to dodgy dave who will do it for £50 an eye lol. Just cos you're not going to an eye hospital doesnt mean that you're not getting a professional eye specialist, and aftercare, surely there are surgeries on Harley Street that are probably more than 3k for this kind of treatment
#11
damn i think i got scammed

i paid 5k at ultralse ROFL!
#12
I had lasik treatment about 9 years ago and was back wearing glasses within 2 years. My op went ok, had perfect vision afterwards, didn't hurt, no infections but as with all operations complications and reversion can happen. I didn't go for more corrective surgery as about 12 month after the operation I started to suffer with dry eyes (feels like I have grit in them and need artificial drops to keep them moist). My symptoms could worsen with more surgery.
#13
ps. can't wear contact lenses as eyes are extra sensitive after surgery. I did enquire at one opticians and the women gave me a horror story where someone had managed to use contacts afterwards but after long term use managed to pull their lense off their eye (the bit that was lifted for lasering)
#14
thanks again guys. but still mixed reviews :(

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