Laser Eye Surgery Discussion Thread

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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Spikey_2Spikey_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Hi Guys,

Can anyone help me with Laser Eye Surgery companies?

Has anyone used them?

Any recommended companies?

Best for price?

Is there a thread already on MSE (couldn't find one when I searched).

etc etc etc .

Thanx in advance y'all.

Spikey
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  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    See thread on I wanna board..............


    I had laser correction in 1994 so 10 years of perfect sight, no costs of contact lenses & solutions,glasses. Great money saving here.

    I haven't experienced any problems at all.

    I used Ultralase in Leeds and their follow up care was great and included in the price.
    https://www.ultralase.co.uk
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  • Spikey_2Spikey_2 Forumite
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    Cheers, I will have a look.

    Spikey
    Use your judgement, and above all, be honest with yourself. :)
    I walk with the world & the world walks with me!
    I don't make bad choices!!! Other people just fail to see my GENIUS !!!! :D
  • Spikey_2Spikey_2 Forumite
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    Hi nearlyrich,

    Can you give me the link to the page?

    Cheers

    Spikey
    Use your judgement, and above all, be honest with yourself. :)
    I walk with the world & the world walks with me!
    I don't make bad choices!!! Other people just fail to see my GENIUS !!!! :D
  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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  • Spikey_2Spikey_2 Forumite
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    Thank you so much nearlyrich, your input is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    Spikey
    Use your judgement, and above all, be honest with yourself. :)
    I walk with the world & the world walks with me!
    I don't make bad choices!!! Other people just fail to see my GENIUS !!!! :D
  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    Your local library will get you independant information about this surgery you need to be well informed before making any decisions
  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    If anyone is still interested in this thread, I went for a free Tesco Clubcard Eye test on Tuesday and my vision is still perfect after 10 years, I was really pleased about that!! ;D
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  • Looking through the posts for cheap contact lenses and spec for my wife (who's run out of lenses and the specs are on their last legs) I've also come across sites for laser eye surgery. As soon as I started looking into it, a couple of colleagues chipped in that they'd had it and my wife got quite excited by the idea.

    2 places have it interest free and for £1200 for both eyes:-

    http://www.optimax.co.uk
    &
    http://www.eyeclinicdirect.com/ECDirect/MainSite/about/New_Welcome_Welcome.asp

    The wifes booked in for a pre op exam now, so this posts for a couple of things.

    Any experiences? (good or bad, although good would be less scarey!)

    Let others know that there might be a third way for them.... (not for me as my eyes are still changing and your prescription needs to be stable...)
  • SquidgySquidgy Forumite
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    Hi Evilmonkey

    I looked in to it for myself the last time I was feeling particularly brave (not very often) :-[

    I does work out cheaper I agree, however,

    There's no guarantee that it will improve your sight. I've heard many tales of people whose eyes are now worse than before.

    If anything goes wrong, your stuck as it's non reversible.

    Also I've heard that you can only have one eye done at a time.

    Unfortunatly, what really put me off was the fact that they do it while you're concious and you have to look at the laser.

    I know you only asked for good things, but I'm afraid I can't think of any. :-/
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  • I have seen the eye laser surgery being done on the 'extreme makeover' on living tv which was based in the US, but now they are doing people in the UK.

    You can have both eyes done at the same time and there are different types of surgery that you can do. Speak to your gp or opticians to find out if they have any knowledge on the best thing to do.

    I am considering it myself, but waiting to save up the money first - hope all goes well with you wife.
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