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I know someone who had it done 8 years ago and said it's brilliant. That was through Optimax
It depends on whether your short sighted or long sighted more costly if you are long sighted. (need reading glasses)
Apparently it takes approx 10 mins and totally pain-free.
Give them a call and have a chat and see what they say
 

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I've considered it but have been told that there is a chance my eyes will continue changing, so that in future I may need glasses again. You may want to add this to your list of questions. Good luck and let us know if you decide to go for it.
 

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I looked into it, and ruled it out for the following reasons:

1./ too sqeemish.
2./ no guarantee of results for my prescription
3./ risk of halo effect (small) leading to inability to drive at night (not good)
4./ Risk of infection (know someone this happened to, not good or nice)
5./ Still not been around long enough (when people have had this done aged 20, and lived to 80 odd with no issues, maybe I would consider it)
6./ Wife is a doctor, she won't let me have it done due to risks
7./ contact lenses are not so bad anyway, why take the risk
8./ still sqeemish.
 

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I looked into it, and then decided when I can wear contacts so easily and trouble free, why take the risk ??

Its still early days as far as I am concerned, and any long term problems possibly yet to materialise, so I wont take the risk.

Only got one pair.
 

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My mate Tiger Woods had it done and its improved his golf no end, he is proper good at reading greens these days.

Agree with Murph it still is in its early stages but it has not had many cock ups.
 

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Tiger has had his eyes re-done too. Same as he's had numerous operations on those knees of his.Wonder how much his eyes & his knees are insured for. Infact I'm wondering whether the knees are now uninsurable.

I'm squimish about having surgary on my eyes. I can wear contacts, though even that comes with its risks too.

I'm betting at 43 years old, (nearly 44) -5.75 in one eye & -6.25 in the other eye with an astigmatism, that laser eye surgery will be quite an expensive process or even un-advisable.
 

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I'm pleased he didnt spend it on his knee. At least while he's been away, we've actually seen other golfers play.
I think Sky Sports are getting short of money as they only seem to have one on course camera and who does it point at for 5 hours solid?
Dont get me wrong, he's a grat player but do we have to see him for the WHOLE round?
While I think about it they do the same on the European stuff. If your not in the top 4 or 5 spots, you dont get shown at all.
Come on Sky sports, sort it out....oh and dont get me started on the Colonel and Ewan Murray :mad:
 

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My wife had surgery about 5 months ago.
She said it was the best thing that ever happened to her...!
Hmmmm...!!!

It seems there is laser surgery and then there is laser surgery. From our research there are quite a lot of options available.
 

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Well, I am no expert (and definitely not connected with the industry) but we visited the Phoenix Hospital in Southend, Essex.
They do PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) which wasn't an option for her (not sure why).
They do Lasar in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) for prescriptions of -1.00 to -10.00 and +1.00 to +5.00. This was an option but it was suggested that LASEK was the most suitable.

Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) are for presecriptions of -1.00 to -5.00 and +1.00 to +2.00.
In this they cut back a flap of the eye before zapping it.

This is meant to be more painful but as I said, in her case more suitable. On the day we went to hospital they had just taken possession on a new laser machine which made the cut by laser rather than scalpel(?).
This meant effectively there was no pain. Her sight since has been as near perfect as you'll ever need (and she did have quite poor eyesight) - hence she married me.

I'm not sure what procedures places like Boots or other High Street opticians do, but that is why I qualified my comments with "there is laser surgery and there is laser surgery". I guess if her appointment was a day earlier she would have had a very painful experience.

Cheers.
 

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I had LASEK done 2 years ago and almost from day 1 I told the wee knob at the opticians that my left eye wasn't as it should be. He told me to let it settle and I went back and regularly told him it wans't improving to the point I got fed up and went to the clinic in Glasgow where I had it done and said I wasn't leaving until someone looked at it. Sure enough it needed re-doing but because of the ellapsed time from the original op I had to have LASIK where they scrape to lens cover to one side then zap it. It is worth the hastle and the money but if it is not right don't be fobbed off for as long as I was.
 

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Great if it works and is lasting, my wifes eyes were just not suitable for it but she wasn't too upset as she probably od'd on the risk list. :)
 

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Pedro.

I had the PRK performed 9 years ago with OPTIMAX in Bristol.

Some discomfort over the 1st few days for each eye, they were done 2 weeks apart.

Highly recommend it and OPTIMAX. Never had a problem since.

As for Optimax, I had previously seen them about 8 years before i had the op and they refused to do it as the results at the time would not have matched the vision I had by wearing glasses. They could have performed the Op' and pocketed my money but didn't. Excellent customer service then and 9 years ago.

Not so sure about the high street outfits, Boots etc. Go to a specialist, listen to their advice and make the choice as best suits.

If you want any more info PM me.

John.
 
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