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Laser eye surgery

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TheZeppo · 29/06/2019 21:49

I really want to do this, but could anyone give me their experiences please?

I read you can have a sedative (I will definitely need this!) but really need to hear from other people that it’s ok!

At the moment I have horrible visions (read online about them tightly sucking your eyeball and I felt horrible!) As you probably gathered, I’m slightly anxious Blush

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Mayday19 · 29/06/2019 21:51

I didn't enjoy it. But it was over quickly and not painful at all, just weird to keep my eye open like that.
And I've had 18 great years of lens and glasses free living, it was worth it for 5 minutes of discomfort.

TheZeppo · 29/06/2019 22:27

Wow, so you had it done when it was relatively new?

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utterflapdoodle · 29/06/2019 22:36

I had it done fourteen years ago. Like Mayday19 said it is not entirely pleasant but quick and not at all painful.

The least pleasant part for me was having the metal contraption applied to the eyes that keeps them open but it's about ten minutes of mild discomfort for many years of great vision. I was nervous too but you just have to be grown up about it!

It's over in flash and being able to see clearly directly after is like a miracle. You won't regret it.

utterflapdoodle · 29/06/2019 22:38

I took the sedative offered and to be honest didn't feel any effect during the procedure but afterwards when the adrenaline wore off I was very sleepy.

poppym12 · 29/06/2019 22:44

The procedure didn't bother me at all. I slept when I got home and my eyes wouldn't stop streaming for about an hour but after that, apart from a period of dry eyes it's been fine.

lpchill · 29/06/2019 23:09

Had mine 11 years ago and still loving it. The procedure is so quick. It is a bit scary but over in less than a few minutes. You will be exhausted as your eyes will be grainy so will need to sleep but once it's settled it's like having new glasses all the time. Seeing everything in HD.

I didn't know there was a sedative offered

Aragog · 29/06/2019 23:12

I have the Relex smile procedure 3.5 years ago for short sightedness. Best decision I ever made.

I didn't have sedation or anything. It's a very quick procedure and not painful. A bit odd and some pressure but not painful.
Could see though watery blurred that evening. Next day could see. NOw have perfect vision and I love it.

motorcyclenumptiness · 29/06/2019 23:22

Had it done in 2004. My short sightedness came back a few years later but it was amazing while it lasted. The procedure is odd but not painful.

TheZeppo · 30/06/2019 09:27

Thank you! I think I will go for the consultation and see what happens. I’m not worried it’ll hurt- more worried I’ll have a huge panic attack and try to rip my head out of whatever contraption it’s in!

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Mayday19 · 30/06/2019 12:00

Ask how long it will take, and then just do a big countdown in your head. It is not a long procedure. Think of a list of all the reasons you want it done and go through it in your head.
It's not of course suitable for all types of short sightedness and you'll need to take your optician's advice on that.

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