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Laser Eye Surgery, what are your experiences...

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I am thinking of having laser eye surgery, but am not sure. I was just wondering if any of you guys have had it done, who with and would you recommend it.
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Ooooh good thread.
I'd like to know also.
#2
Jumpingphil;2613913
Ooooh good thread.
I'd like to know also.

me too :thumbsup:
#3
#4
should have gone to Specsavers LoL.

Ok keeping my contacts now £10 a month.
#5
I've got terrible eyesight... I can't see it working....:whistling:

I need bi focals, and understand they have only just started operating for this, but the cost is greater.. If you were guaranteed success it would be OK... But you only have the one pair, so I'm playing safe, and sticking with the glasses.
#6
My brother had it done, he was v shortsighted, -5 in both eyes. He now sometimes has to wear glasses for reading, but thats all. The recovery time was a bit longer than they said and I think he couldn't drive for 2 weeks because he had a problem looking at lights. It hasn't encouraged me to have mine done though!
1 Like #7
ive had mine done, cost me 4.5k and i have to say i didnt have 1 problem with it
for 2 weeks u cannot get water in the eyes so no showers but baths ok
u wear an eyeshield every night for two weeks in case u rub or poke your eye during healing process
u put in anti flammatory drops in for 2 weeks every couple of hours
one of the best things i ever done as now ive thrown away my glasses and my eyesight is great!
any Q's just ask!
oh and the sight is pretty instant as i could see and drive after the op but my god when the painkillers wore off my eyes were stinging so bad and were constantly streaming water, had to lie down and close my eyes for a couple of hours
1 Like #8
I had really bad eyesight, was -6.5 in each eye, and and astigmatisms too. I went for laser surgery 8 years ago and my only regret is not having had it done sooner.
The line about being able to go back to work the next day really shouldn't be allowed, your eyes stream constantly, and if your cornea is at all inflamed which it will be, your eyesight will be far from sharp for at least a week. I was allowed to get showers and baths straight away, and had to use the anti-inflammatory drops for 2 weeks and then use artificial tears eye drops for about a month afterwards as I had dry eyes, but they soon cleared up.
I was a bit freaked by the experience at the time, I found it terrifying to be honest but both eyes were done and it was all over in 5 minutes, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone.

I had mine done with Optimax, I paid a £200 deposit and the rest over 2 years interest free, and they didn't even do a credit check!
#9
Thank you all you responses so far.

Which company did you have yours done with muffin247 and what was your prescription before you had it done???
#10
I would do it if I could.
#11
i had it with ultralase and my prescription was around -3.50 with high astigmatism
#12
muffin247
i had it with ultralase and my prescription was around -3.50 with high astigmatism


Thanks muffin247 :thumbsup:
#13
if you are thinking about having it done DON'T WATCH THE VIDEO!!

One of your eyes is covered while the other is being done, you lose the sight in your uncovered eye while they are doing it and all you see is the flash of the laser, do not frighten yourself by watching the video until afterwards. I watched it first and it scared me senseless!!!
#14
tessb
if you are thinking about having it done DON'T WATCH THE VIDEO!!

One of your eyes is covered while the other is being done, you lose the sight in your uncovered eye while they are doing it and all you see is the flash of the laser, do not frighten yourself by watching the video until afterwards. I watched it first and it scared me senseless!!!


Thanks for the tip tessb. I will hold off on watching the video :)
#15
ppd_2001;2615092
Thanks for the tip tessb. I will hold off on watching the video :)

:lol: me too!! took me years to get contacts cos i didn't like the thought of touching my eye, so would definitely not want to watch before i got it done :whistling:
#16
I had it done yesterday with Optical Express (Birmingham)
Cost me £3090 - worth every penny
Sore eyes for a few hours afterwards, but just slept and woke up fine.
Woke up this morning, no pain and can see clearly. Went for a check up this morning and my vision is already better than 20/20

Absolutely amazing :-D


And I watched a video on youtube first cause I wanted to see what they did - not advisable!!!
#17
muffin247
ive had mine done, cost me 4.5k and i have to say i didnt have 1 problem with it
for 2 weeks u cannot get water in the eyes so no showers but baths ok
u wear an eyeshield every night for two weeks in case u rub or poke your eye during healing process
u put in anti flammatory drops in for 2 weeks every couple of hours
one of the best things i ever done as now ive thrown away my glasses and my eyesight is great!
any Q's just ask!
oh and the sight is pretty instant as i could see and drive after the op but my god when the painkillers wore off my eyes were stinging so bad and were constantly streaming water, had to lie down and close my eyes for a couple of hours


why did it cost so much and who did yo use? What was your prescription? Thanks
#18
tessb
if you are thinking about having it done DON'T WATCH THE VIDEO!!

One of your eyes is covered while the other is being done, you lose the sight in your uncovered eye while they are doing it and all you see is the flash of the laser, do not frighten yourself by watching the video until afterwards. I watched it first and it scared me senseless!!!


I wish I had taken your word for it!
#19
fairy
I wish I had taken your word for it!


Don't let the video put you off. They give you valium first to chill you out. They put anaesthetic drops in your eyes, so you will feel no pain. The clamp thing going on your eye is not uncomfortbale even though it looks like it will be. They then put something on your eyeball to hold it in place, you feel pressure but NO PAIN and then you lose your vision. They talk you through it all step by step, they even got a nurse to stand beside me and hold my hand cos I was so nervous. You will see the light of the laser, but again you will feel nothing. then the clamp is off, and the eye patch is on.

Other eye is done in a few minutes (if you are having both done at once, which I did as I had flown from Ireland to London to have it done) and then you're out. Neck a few paracetemol, get some kip and use the eye drops, and within a few days it'll be the best money you've ever spent!
#20
tessb
Don't let the video put you off. They give you valium first to chill you out. They put anaesthetic drops in your eyes, so you will feel no pain. The clamp thing going on your eye is not uncomfortbale even though it looks like it will be. They then put something on your eyeball to hold it in place, you feel pressure but NO PAIN and then you lose your vision. They talk you through it all step by step, they even got a nurse to stand beside me and hold my hand cos I was so nervous. You will see the light of the laser, but again you will feel nothing. then the clamp is off, and the eye patch is on.

Other eye is done in a few minutes (if you are having both done at once, which I did as I had flown from Ireland to London to have it done) and then you're out. Neck a few paracetemol, get some kip and use the eye drops, and within a few days it'll be the best money you've ever spent!



I wish I'd got Valium.... All I got was a stress ball!!
#21
I missed out on the valium too, the nurse forgot to give it to me and they couldn't wait for me to take it and then for it to kick in, if I'd decided to take it I'd have had to make an appointment to come back another time, which would have meant another flight.
#22
I have had bouts of uveitis/iritis about 4 times in tha last 2 years so I have felt extreme eye pain - this just looks grusome.

How long (time) are your lids held for?
#23
In total I reckon no longer than 5 minutes each eye, but no pain, even the eye clamp bit doesn't hurt but it looks barbaric

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