Wavefront Lasik eye surgery both eyes (64% off) @ Groupon (VIEWPOINTVISION)
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Wavefront Lasik eye surgery both eyes (64% off) @ Groupon (VIEWPOINTVISION)

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Found 21st Jul 2011
£1,295 for both eyes, standard price £3,600.

Obviously laser eye surgery is a major decision so read up before going ahead. Price shouldn't be the first factor when it comes to eye surgery, but this clinic seems to have a decent reputation.

Based in St Helens. Groupon deal ends tomorrow.

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I reccomend Optimax who sell off people who've skipped appointments on ebay...
I got mine about 10 years ago and it was less than £1k.. with monthly installments at 0% interest... I'll try to dig the link later
eye surgery is amazing though... known a few people had it now, but obviously don't know this one.. seems like a fake price reduction

why cold?

enlighten us smart a$$'s

I had wavefront lasik done with a different firm about 5 years ago, I paid about 2.5K which included a discount. Number one tip. You only have one set of eyes, make sure you go with someone you feel comfortable with, don't just follow a bargain. Also make sure you get some history on the surgeon, get one who has done the exact same operation at least 300 times.

It was a life changing decision for me and I am so glad I did it.

A friend of mine had this done a year ago and they have several ongoing problems and still see 'halos' around objects and have problems with bright light. With any procedure there can be adverse affects and you need to fully understand what they are. Personally, I wouldn't have it done now because of my friends experience but HairyChad seems to have had a good experience.

Not voting as although the price is good, I have seen what can happen, even though this may have just been 'bad luck' for my mate. Would be interesting if anyone does have it done if they report back their experience!

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tfish

why cold?enlighten us smart a$$'s




I thought it was about £500 an eye

Not something you'd want to cheap out on so Voting cold purely because of it being a 'deal'

I was soooo tempted with this offer last night but never had a consultation about it I have no real ideas on real costings/techniques etc so it is interesting to read peoples views - as others have said - you only get one pair.

was advised by my optician to always have one eye done regardless of the cost, as that way the risks are significantly reduced. I know they prefer the profit of two and of course the speed. my sister had both done without a problem though. however have heard others with probllems so if i could afford it would have one done only. i think if your eyes on the the bad end of the spectrum having both done is very risky, and my optician agreed with me on that. just a point to consider.

CloudCuckooLand

A friend of mine had this done a year ago and they have several ongoing … A friend of mine had this done a year ago and they have several ongoing problems and still see 'halos' around objects and have problems with bright light.


Yes, apparently problems with glare are not uncommon after Lasik treatment. Personally, I'll stick to wearing glasses - I'd never have any vanity treatment that could affect my vision and couldn't be undone.

pete_l

Yes, apparently problems with glare are not uncommon after Lasik … Yes, apparently problems with glare are not uncommon after Lasik treatment. Personally, I'll stick to wearing glasses - I'd never have any vanity treatment that could affect my vision and couldn't be undone.



could'nt have said it better myself.

lol,

Next in groupon we will see breast/**** enlargements on the cheap.

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Cold, I paid £395 per eye x2 ( stupid comment having only 1 done), with optimax and used Tesco clubcard vouchers @ 4x value, it's now 3x. Nobody needs the all singing all dancing wavefront superduper blah blah etc, no better than the basic treatment, it's a marketing scam! So £790/4= £198 in clubcard vouchers, you can even pool family members ones with the same surname. That's a deal not this post, cold sorry.

always wanted this and been a bit chicken if i'm honest, in fact i think i'm going to have contact lenses and although i dont like sticking stuff in my eyes and not sure how i'm going to get on with contact lenses.

I had this done years ago and its been absolutely great. I had mine done at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a private patient and I can recommend them.
I only had one eye done (-4 dioptres) and I didn't need the other done as my other eye compensates and I have monovision. Consequently now I'm older I don't need glasses for reading as my short-sighted eye reads and my corrected eye sees long distance. I know this sounds odd but the brain adjusts automatically. It is worth thinking about having one eye done if your eyesight is about -4 or smaller.
In any event you have nothing to lose by having one eye at a time done - see if it is okay and you have no side effects and if you need to have the other one done. As you're charged per eye the cost shouldn't differ.

I had eye surgery through Optimax approx 7 years ago and I have never had a problem, I paid about £900 for both eyes as I work for the Nhs there was a significant discount at the time not sure wether the Nhs discount still applies but I have never regretted having the procedure.

seems like prices have increased a lot, my mum is looking into getting eye laser treatment and she has quotes of £3000 - £4000 for both eyes from her consultations!

I got offered same treatment with Ultralase for £3k, was going to go with them however surgeon refused to carry out procedure on me I'm unsuitable for it as have astigamatism and skin around eye was too thin for them to Zap :-(

I had laser eye surgery a few years ago through optical express. For obvious reasons I did my research first, rather than go with a cheaper company. I got Lasik, as I didn't have any issues with my eyes that would benefit from Wavefront (the waste of money comment is nonsense, do your research) and had glare for a couple of months, but it was very minimal. My only regret is not having it done sooner.

I just want to add a wee snippet to this. Yeh its great for a cheap price but this is your eyes and your sight and you get only one set. Research research and research who is your surgeon, background and case studies if you can get it.

I had this done over ten years ago via eye clinic i had to travel to Newcastle from Glasgow ( we didnt have the laser here then) through The Eye Clinic (now bought over by Optical Express) I knew my surgeon was one of the pioneers in America before coming here to teach and did the work on his own sons so that said a lot. I had Astigmatism on both eyes and thin corneas initally i fought to get a second opinion as first optom i saw said no. After that i was approved and (pardon the pun) have never looked back have went from not being able to see past the end of my nose being blurry without specs/lenses to better than 20/20 and still am at most recent test a few months ago.

Its not for everyone its scary having your eyes cut open and a laser shot into them but its quick painless and amazing if your a suitable candidate for it. Best money ever spent i may have been lucky but i highly recommend it to those who can.

Good luck to you all who chose to go for it.

ps i know the new types of surgery dont cut open the eyes but mine did
Edited by: "Firemountain" 21st Jul 2011

krazykizza

Not something you'd want to cheap out on so Voting cold purely because of … Not something you'd want to cheap out on so Voting cold purely because of it being a 'deal'



You shouldn't even be allowed on here, because you obviously don't understand the most basic of principles. If a BMW is sold at one dealership for £20,000 and at another for £18,000 do you automatically buy it from the more expensive dealership because buying it for £2,000 less would be cheaping out? What a ridiculous comment.
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