I've had laser eye surgery - AMA
ilovebiscuitsandcats · 19/05/2019 21:46
Just that - I've had laser eye surgery AMA
Pandasarecute · 23/05/2019 07:01
What was your prescription previously and did it, "cure" your eyesight difficulties? Was it painful?
legolimb · 23/05/2019 09:01
So did I. About 16 years ago.
Is your eyesight perfect now?
What did you pay?
ilovebiscuitsandcats · 23/05/2019 21:23
It was 6/38 right eye and 6/30 left eye. Yes it 'cured' my eye sight difficulties and I now have better than 20/20 vision. It was not painful at all
ilovebiscuitsandcats · 23/05/2019 21:24
My eye sight is better than 20/20 but not perfect. It was just shy of £3000. How is your vision 16 years later?
CrazyCatLady159 · 23/05/2019 21:28
Did it hurt?
I only have a small prescription but the glasses wearing is becoming more frequent as I get older ....
doodlejump1980 · 23/05/2019 21:31
Do you see the laser coming towards you like a Bond film?
TipseyTorvey · 23/05/2019 21:32
I had mine 15 years ago. Still fine. Best 2k I ever spent. Bloody hurt for the first 48 hours though.
Pandasarecute · 23/05/2019 21:40
What's the actual procedure like? I'm wondering about the pain!!
legolimb · 24/05/2019 09:28
Mine was great for the first 13/14 years. My eyesight has begun to fail slightly again now - but only to a -1.00 in one eye. I do need to wear specs for driving - but luckily the short sightedness in that eye is balancing out the onset of old age long sight - so i can still read perfectly well (unless I am wearing my glasses).
I think if your eyesight is bad then you will really benefit from it. It's such a sense of freedom knowing you can go and swim in the sea - and still find your family on the beach afterwards
It doesn't work well for everyone though. A friend had hers done and within 3 years she is back to where she was - needing to wear her glasses full time.
sweetkitty · 24/05/2019 09:30
Me too, 16 years ago. Was very short sighted now have better than 20/20 vision still great. Best money I ever spent it’s like a miracle.
Haveapip · 24/05/2019 09:33
I've been considering having this done for some time who would you recommend as a reputable company to try?
Pandasarecute · 24/05/2019 20:20
Is it for long sightedness too? +7 prescription? Thanks for answering my questions so far!
PotOfSilver · 25/05/2019 19:30
I had mine done age 22 and I'm now 35. I began needing glasses for reading etc 2 years ago. I was pretty much blind in my left eye though and it changed my life!
I had incredible pain afterwards for hours. Do they still slice the eye op? I remember them fixing things in place to keep my eyes open (horrific) and then slicing. I'm not sure I could have it done again just because of that.
PotOfSilver · 25/05/2019 19:33
Just to gate crash a bit: the laser is literally like looking at a flashing red light. That is it. I felt absolutely no pain during the experience but about an hour after, I became incredibly light sensitive and had what can only be described as a terrible headache around my eyes for hours. I had to lay in a dark room. This was years ago though. The pain doesn't put me off, the suction things on my eyeball does.
sweetkitty · 25/05/2019 19:36
I felt no pain, the clamping of the eyeball thing was odd but not sore. The laser is like a red dot, the worst thing was the smell. Afterward they flipped the lens back over gave it a wash and I was done. No pain afterwards either. For two weeks I had to sleep with eye protectors on and wear clear glasses. That night my eyes felt a bit gritty but the next morning I woke with perfect vision.
I would much rather do that again than have a filling at the dentist.
EBearhug · 25/05/2019 19:46
I found clamping the eyelids back was a bit uncomfortable, but nothing more than. I didn’t have any pain afterwards. I don't remember a smell, but I do remember going back to swimming for the first time and being able to read the clock at the other end of the pool.
I had mine done 20 years ago, and I haven’t yet needed reading glasses, but I'm getting hints that is starting to change, so we'll see at my next eye test. Still, they always warned me I would need reading glasses from some time in my 40s, and I'm 47, so not unexpected, and it was going out and about in rain (blurry or blotchy and steamed up?) that I really wanted it for. I've also done things like white water rafting which I don't think I would have done if I had still had to wear glasses.
ChocChocButtons · 28/05/2019 06:32
I want it done, I’ve saved the money bit my prescription is still changing. Gonna ask opticians about having it done next time I go.
Timide · 28/05/2019 06:36
Can you still wear contacts should your eyesight deteriorate?
EBearhug · 28/05/2019 07:58
I think when I had mine done, my prescription needed to have been stable for three years or more.
ChocChocButtons · 29/05/2019 14:40
Ahh that’s good to know thanks @EBearhug also disappointing as I’ve been waiting 5 years and their still not stable :(
Coulddowithanap · 12/08/2019 09:23
Ah yes the smell, no one warned me about that. Definitely the worst bit! (I had mine Lasered around 10 years ago)
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