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    Had it done? was it worth it?

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    no, my colleague was given her eye in a sealed ice container to take to the hospital wen it all went pete tong!!!
    Edited by: "StevenA2000_uk" 8th Dec 2010

    Not me personally , but my mum had it done about 9 mths ago and said its the best thing she has ever done !.......no more contact lenses /glasses and as she has been ' blind as a bat ' since she was a teenager she loves the fact that when she wakes up of a morning she can see as soon as she opens her eye !.................one down fall she says is she can see her face in the mirror so clear now that she wants a facelift too X)

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    shopstilldrops

    Not me personally , but my mum had it done about 9 mths ago and said its … Not me personally , but my mum had it done about 9 mths ago and said its the best thing she has ever done !.......no more contact lenses /glasses and as she has been ' blind as a bat ' since she was a teenager she loves the fact that when she wakes up of a morning she can see as soon as she opens her eye !.................one down fall she says is she can see her face in the mirror so clear now that she wants a facelift too X)



    lmao. my friend had it done said he couldnt open his eyes for 4 days.. but said hes got crystal clear vision now. my vision is pretty bad.. im considering having it done.

    DangerGod

    lmao. my friend had it done said he couldnt open his eyes for 4 days.. … lmao. my friend had it done said he couldnt open his eyes for 4 days.. but said hes got crystal clear vision now. my vision is pretty bad.. im considering having it done.



    yeh, my mum said the same , she said shes got 20/20 vision now and just wishes it had been available sooner !



    It was qiute costly though !.........cost my Dad about £3000 , but i think the cost goes on how bad an eyesight you have , like i said 'she was blind as a bat ' before X)
    Also a lot of the places offer interest free payments too , so make sure you check that out if you are gonna go for it !
    Edited by: "shopstilldrops" 8th Dec 2010

    DangerGod

    lmao. my friend had it done said he couldnt open his eyes for 4 days.. … lmao. my friend had it done said he couldnt open his eyes for 4 days.. but said hes got crystal clear vision now. my vision is pretty bad.. im considering having it done.


    Don't let your girlfriend have it done.........

    I had it done 8 years ago and at the time was told it wouldn't correct presbyopia ( I didn't really know what they were talking about), I went ahead and it was the best thing I'd had done. But now at the age of 51, my near vision has gone (presbyopia) - guess what? I wear multifocal conact lenses for this now. I don't regret having them done, but if I were you I'd ask about this at the consultation.

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    deek72

    Don't let your girlfriend have it done.........



    Deek get a grip, your about 50 years old yet you just troll my threads. fair enough at first i laughed but now its just really boring mate. just put me on ignore if you dont wanna read my posts bud.

    DangerGod

    Deek get a grip, your about 50 years old yet you just troll my threads. … Deek get a grip, your about 50 years old yet you just troll my threads. fair enough at first i laughed but now its just really boring mate. just put me on ignore if you dont wanna read my posts bud.


    I do wanna read your posts though. I was just offering some friendly advice.

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    dcx_badass

    Dad had them done about 10 years ago and said it's the best thing he's … Dad had them done about 10 years ago and said it's the best thing he's ever done, they've got bad again over the last 5 or so years though as he's got older.



    yeah i didnt know the results were THAT good until my friend was telling me. my vision isnt terrible so hopefully wouldnt cost towards the 3k mark

    I work with two people who both had it done about 7-8 years ago and they're both back to wearing glasses.

    had mine done bout 4 years ago my eyesight was awful... gotta say was one of the best choices i ever made

    only cost me about £900 for both eyes on a £50 a month interest free payment plan with optimax!

    Edited by: "onlyme23" 8th Dec 2010

    17 years ago in bristol, still got perfect vision. Couldnt recommend it enough

    Got mine done around 6 months ago right eye is slightly less clear than the other due to dry eyes but its getting better all the time.

    I had it done to one eye 17 years ago and my vision was good enough with just one eye lasered so I didn't bother with the other.
    Now I see to read with my short-sighted eye and see distance with my long-sighted eye and I don't need glasses at all when most people my age need them to read. It was a really good thing to do and I would recommend it to anyone, far, far better than contact lenses.

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    DangerGod

    Deek get a grip, your about 50 years old yet you just troll my threads. … Deek get a grip, your about 50 years old yet you just troll my threads. fair enough at first i laughed but now its just really boring mate. just put me on ignore if you dont wanna read my posts bud.



    use this handy picture I made of deek and his butters gremlin, he stalks me too you see.


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    bykergrove

    use this handy picture I made of deek and his butters gremlin, he stalks … use this handy picture I made of deek and his butters gremlin, he stalks me too you see.



    We should talk, bykes. I've pm'd my number...........

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    I had mine done for £395 an eye two years ago and I'd still class it as one of the best things I've ever done.

    I'm only 24 so if I need glasses when I'm older so be it (surgery doesn't last forever and can't correct ageing of the eyes), I'd class it as money well spent for the time I had perfect vision.

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    spider1986

    I had mine done for £395 an eye two years ago and I'd still class it as … I had mine done for £395 an eye two years ago and I'd still class it as one of the best things I've ever done. I'm only 24 so if I need glasses when I'm older so be it (surgery doesn't last forever and can't correct ageing of the eyes), I'd class it as money well spent for the time I had perfect vision.



    i'm going to get it done one day but just scared in case anything goes wrong. probably be doing it in the next couple years though.... glad yours turned out well.

    bykergrove

    i'm going to get it done one day but just scared in case anything goes … i'm going to get it done one day but just scared in case anything goes wrong. probably be doing it in the next couple years though.... glad yours turned out well.





    The entire procedure was just like going to the dentist (in terms of how you were treated, i.e. in and out, just a regular day for the staff). The actual surgery takes about two minutes an eye if that.

    I look back on it as being incredibly easy. Afterwards there was some discomfort, which felt just like having sand in your eyes but after a couple of hours sleep I was fine and could see perfectly.

    Edited by: "spider1986" 8th Dec 2010

    The success of the procedure very much depends on your prescription.

    Most opticians when asked would not agree to it.

    Think very carefully before you go ahead with it

    In my job we're not allowed to have it done. I think that's significant.

    Looked into having it done - would have corrected my long sight - but then I would have had to still wear glasses for my short sight!

    Just changing one problem for another!

    deek72

    In my job we're not allowed to have it done. I think that's significant.



    oO Which job prohibits you from having this done ?

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    brother in law had his done about 8 years ago and paid about £4000. Worked for a few years now he is back to glasses again and said he wouldnt do it again cos its not worth it.

    fungimala

    oO Which job prohibits you from having this done ?



    I'm a driver (my avatar will give you another clue :D)

    deek72

    oO Which job prohibits you from having this done ?



    I'm a driver (my avatar will give you another clue :D) I know it seems strange to forbid you from improving your eyesight but apparently BUPA, who oversee employee medicals, remain unconvinced about the procedures. That's what we're told anyway.

    deek72

    I'm a driver (my avatar will give you another clue :D) I know it seems … I'm a driver (my avatar will give you another clue :D) I know it seems strange to forbid you from improving your eyesight but apparently BUPA, who oversee employee medicals, remain unconvinced about the procedures. That's what we're told anyway.



    Don't you think that's a problem for BUPA considering they offer laser eye surgery?

    A quick google shows this:

    rgsonline.co.uk/Rai…pdf

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    pghstochaj

    Don't you think that's a problem for BUPA considering they offer laser … Don't you think that's a problem for BUPA considering they offer laser eye surgery?



    No. Your link had nothing to do with BUPA, it was a Railway Standards document, which seemed to support what he'd said about train drivers not being allowed to have corrective Eye Surgery. It might work fine. The decision is not BUPAs and is not barred anyway..... it just involves further annual costs for eye examinations, which I'm also guessing they'd rather avoid too.

    "Surgical procedures for the correction of refractive errors are not acceptable for the purpose of
    meeting the visual acuity requirements."

    bykergrove

    i'm going to get it done one day.


    If only you'd worn your boxing gloves!

    pghstochaj

    Don't you think that's a problem for BUPA considering they offer laser … Don't you think that's a problem for BUPA considering they offer laser eye surgery?

    bykergrove

    i'm going to get it done one day.



    You misunderstood completely, my response had two paragraphs. I said that there is no way that BUPA would say that, given that BUPA offer laser eye surgery. I then went on to link to the actual reason why train operators do not like train drivers to have had laser eye surgery.

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    pghstochaj

    You misunderstood completely, my response had two paragraphs. I said that … You misunderstood completely, my response had two paragraphs. I said that there is no way that BUPA would say that, given that BUPA offer laser eye surgery. I then went on to link to the actual reason why train operators do not like train drivers to have had laser eye surgery.



    OK, no worries.... i thought it might have been what you'd meant. Still seems a bit odd though to be fair, though I'm guessing that if the drivers eyes are not 20/20 they dont get to drive, so doesn't put passengers lives at risk - just maybe the length of a drivers career.

    Basic surgery costs are now down to £395 per eye (assuming your prescription is less than -1.75) if it is above -1.75 then the cost is £695. After that you have the option of wavefront for unbelievable accuracy and intralase for quicker recovery.
    The whole process from booking in through surgery to walking out of the door was 2 hours, a dark pair of shades for the journey home and then a few hours kip and almost perfect vision for the first time since my early teens! The actual surgery is probably less than 10 minutes, the laser only operates for a few seconds.
    My prescription was -1.5 and -2.5 and the cost was £1080 and 10 months interest free credit. After 25 years of glasses and contact lenses it was the best thing I did, I wish I'd had it done years ago!

    pghstochaj

    You misunderstood completely, my response had two paragraphs. I said that … You misunderstood completely, my response had two paragraphs. I said that there is no way that BUPA would say that, given that BUPA offer laser eye surgery. I then went on to link to the actual reason why train operators do not like train drivers to have had laser eye surgery.


    Looking at it now, you're probably right about it not being down to BUPA. I've not really looked into it as my eyes are ok for now, it's just what I've picked up from listening to people discuss it at work.
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