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  • Deleted user 17 April 2011 15:17:54
    "Satisfaction guaranteed - or your sight back!"
  • Derblington 17 Apr 2011 15:40:31 23,480 posts
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    Mine is just over 4k, but it's dependant on your prescription.
  • Deleted user 17 April 2011 15:51:14
    Blimey, that's a lot.

    Though if I was going to do it (currently considering it), I would probably go for the most expensive one too.

    To clarify, that's because people are CHANGING YOUR EYES WITH LASERS. You'd be mad to do it on the cheap!
  • Derblington 17 Apr 2011 17:19:55 23,480 posts
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    It is a shit load of money, but I've been wearing glasses for almost 20 years and I've always hated it. I got contacts as soon as I could and, while better, they come with their own set of issues. I'd always said I would get laser surgery and I now have the money to do it so it was an easy choice to make.

    I went LASIK, wavefront with intralase which is the most expensive option that Optical Express do, though it wasn't all my choice as it's dependant on the state of your eyes and mine were bad.

    I'm very happy with the outcome.
  • RobTheBuilder 17 Apr 2011 17:21:51 6,521 posts
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    You wouldn't choose the cheapest parachute.
  • the_dudefather 22 Sep 2012 21:21:54 9,643 posts
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    I had a consultation today in Optical Express for this, been considering it for a while

    In two minds about it, Would be really cool not having to wear glasses, but then there could be complications after the procedure (although these seem to be rare) or whether it would be worth the cost. (I mean, it's not like I do any extreme sports or anything where wearing glasses is a massive hindrance)

    Maybe I should just get 30 day contact lenses instead (tried daily ones and it was a bit too awkward) and buy myself hundreds of bags of monster munch with the saved money

    last minute jitters before taking the big step either way I suppose

    Edited by the_dudefather at 21:23:12 22-09-2012

    Edited by the_dudefather at 22:19:21 22-09-2012
  • mrpon 22 Sep 2012 21:27:14 30,587 posts
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    Have it done you big gaylord.
  • the_dudefather 22 Sep 2012 21:30:06 9,643 posts
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    I knew someone was going to say that!

    MY FEELINGS ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND I CAN'T COMMIT TO ANYTHING WITHOUT HAVING A GOOD CRY ABOUT IT
  • Destria 22 Sep 2012 22:19:11 2,842 posts
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    I reckon that, by the time my eyes start to go again through age, I'll easily have saved more by not buying glasses or contact lenses than I spent on my laser eye surgery (5 years ago).

    Think of it as an investment!
  • kentmonkey 22 Sep 2012 23:02:21 21,316 posts
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    I've thought about having this before.

    My eye sight is terrible. Well...it;s only -4.75 but it's 'worse than that' if that makes sense.

    I'll try to explain...

    When I go to the opticians, I can't even see the top letter. Nothing. I can barely see the board. If somebody is sat opposite me at a table, I would struggle to tell you who they were, even if I knew them very well. I took my glasses off at work the other month to rub my eyes and somebody thought it would be funny to move them slightly while I wasn't looking. I couldn't find them.

    However I'm only -4.75 and that's what my optician, and indeed any optician I've ever seen, can't work out. -4.75 isn't exactly awful, but my vision is, according to my opt, more akin to somebody with -10 to -12 eye sight. Just that glasses corrected for -4.75 seem to suit me best.

    It's what's stopped me (or one of the reasons anyway) really looking in to laser eye surgery. I appear to have a complex eye issue and not sure how much of a success it would be.
  • the_dudefather 7 Aug 2013 11:02:10 9,643 posts
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    Got it done yesterday (looking at my 'second thoughts' post from a year ago is pretty funny), was watery and unconfortable for a few hours after, but eyesight is great now (not even 24 hours after)

    The laser process is pretty damn trippy

    Edited by the_dudefather at 11:03:22 07-08-2013
  • Deleted user 7 August 2013 11:17:26
    Well done, I still can't stomach the idea. I was going to go to an NHS place (paying a private firm for this fills me with spew) but my local got privatised shortly before I was about to hit "go" :-(
  • Destria 7 Aug 2013 11:31:05 2,842 posts
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    Yeah... the bit where they replace "the flap", and then you can see 100% well (though slightly murkily), is a bit surreal...
  • CosmicFuzz 20 Jul 2015 11:50:58 28,847 posts
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    So I'm going to get my eyes lazored next month (I believe the technical term is "shine job") with Optical Express. Bit nervous about it all (especially the bit where the surgeon LIFTS UP THE FLAP OF YOUR EYE) but been wearing glasses for nearly twenty years so will be amazing not to have to worry about glasses/contacts any more. Stuff like swimming, sports etc I'm hoping will be much more enjoyable.

    Anyone had it done recently? My dad had it last week and seems to be doing pretty well, can see 20/20 vision (his eyes were super crap before) and he's really pleased with it. One thing he said was that it was really quite painful afterwards, especially in the back of the head?!

    Those that have had it done, what was it like afterwards for you? Lots of streaming eyes/noses I take it?
  • the_dudefather 20 Jul 2015 13:01:18 9,643 posts
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    Felt like there was stuff in my eyes that I wanted to rub out for hours after, and it feels like everything is too bright. Don't think my eyes or nose were especially watery afterwards.

    Next day it was all hunky dorey thought, had to go back a few times for checks (eye got a bit irritated, needed some extra drops to sort it out) no problems since then (nearly two years ago now), have better than 20/20 according to last exam

    Recommendation: make sure you have someone who can babysit you for a few hours after (take you home, get you fed, help you with eyedrops if you need it), have a few hours of podcasts or music to listen to, try to relax in the darkest room you can
  • UncleLou Moderator 20 Jul 2015 13:10:45 36,525 posts
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    I keep reading "Orient Express", and have the image in my mind of dubious Hungarian "doctors" performing eye surgery during a bumpy trainride.
  • CosmicFuzz 20 Jul 2015 13:10:59 28,847 posts
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    Awesome, thanks dude. Seems like sound advice. Might get around to finishing that audio book I started a while back!
  • CosmicFuzz 20 Jul 2015 13:11:32 28,847 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    I keep reading "Orient Express", and have the image in my mind of dubious Hungarian "doctors" performing eye surgery during a bumpy trainride.
    :D
  • jabberwoky 20 Jul 2015 13:15:22 603 posts
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    I personally wouldn't, but then I'm scared of pretty much everything.
  • Legacy_System 20 Jul 2015 13:45:19 561 posts
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    Had it done 15 years ago. Best money I ever spent in my life. I went from -4.5 in both eyes (worn glasses since I was 10) to 22/20 vision. I'm now a little long sighted (age) and ever so slightly short sighted (again age) but it was amazing. I was scared as hell on the day, but could see within 20 minutes (though it was a bit cloudy for a day), but perfect in 24 hours. Got some stabbing pains now and then and obviously some dryness as they'd cut the nerves that told the eye how wet it was.

    I thought they no longer needed to cut the flap off? That's what I heard recently anyway.
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