View Full Version : Please can I pick your brains about Laser Eye Surgery?
My eyesight is deteriorating. :cry:
I have always had glasses which I wore VERY occasionally at the cinema (to sharpen up images) and for driving if the light wasn't great.
Lately, in addition to this, I've needed to wear them for tennis, driving in the day (I can't read number plates unless I'm really close) and probably need them to watch TV for sharp images.
As well as that, being :old: I need to wear reading glasses too - in the last 8 mths or so.
My last eye test showed I was 1.5 (+ or -, I'm not sure).
I think it will be worse now.
Is this bad enough for laser eye surgery? I've booked a consulation to check it out - and know it can only help with my long distance vision.
your thoughts greatly appreciated.
I thought your sight had to be worse than that and it worked better for short sight but it might have all changed now.
Its probably borderline but your prescription needs to be stable for 2 years.
Enter your exact script here and see what it says http://www.optimax.co.uk/are_you_suitable.aspx
Mine were -2.5 when I had them done. You must have a stable prescription for 2 years before they'll look at you.
Thanks Noo Noo, that is very helpful. It says I may be suitable for Lasik. however, I'm not sure it is stable iyswim, but I guess they'll be able to tell when they test my eyes. I have a consultation booked for Monday week.
I've just had mine done, almost 4 weeks ago now.
I was short sighted so had trouble seeing things far away.
My prescription was -1.50 and -1.75 i also had a astigmatism of the same in each eye.
Its been the best thing i have done reference my eyes am so glad i did it, i may well need reading glasses in the future as i get older but who knows.
Yes your prescription has to be settled and not to have changed (not sure how long for) but if your suitable i would defiantly say go for it.
Until your prescription settles down, why not get night-time lenses like I have? They are hard lenses that you put in at night, they change the shape of your eyeball and you take them out when you get up, then see perfectly all day. It's called orthokeratology.
Does that take a lot of getting used to Damz?
Is there a range that it works best for?
That sounds interesting Damz. Will check it out thanks.
Hi, i am not sure what my prescription was but I was pretty blind, (very short sighted) I had laser surgery on my eyes at the first boots laser clinic when it first opened in london, over 15years ago now.
It was the best money I ever spent, I still have twenty twenty vision, and have had no problems............... If you are suitable for this procedure I would go for4 it !!!!!!!!!!! Good luck. Anna
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