- Could this be tha last time I see STW?
Both of my parents have had this. Firstly at Moorfields, and last year at the local (large) hospital.
There is a great deal of knowledge / experience in this procedure these days.
Patients weren’t allowed to leave the ward unaccompanied (or use the stairs at all) in case of falls.
Two different types of eye drops afterwards.
No driving for 4 weeks.
After this, possibly worth getting an optician to verify (in writing) that your eyesight is up to driving standard.
Anyway, clocks change to BST on 30th March – look forward to the light evenings.Posted 4 years agomintimperialSubscriber
Cauterised vasectomies are a smell to behold!
Yeah. Having had both done in the past few months, I can say that having a vasectomy is definitely worse than laser eye surgery. And the end results of laser eye surgery are quite a lot more pleasing, frankly, my eyes are now better than 20/20 which is more than I can say for my testicles.Posted 4 years agoKojaklollipopMember
R_B – where did you get this done and what was the cost if you don’t mind me asking?
This is something I’ve been considering but never looked into it, I’ve only needed reading glasses in the last 3 years or so, so after 45 years without them it’s a real pain. Saw Moorfields mentioned above so looked at them and it’s about £5k to have both eyes done but Optical express prices start from £395 per eye.Posted 4 years agomintimperialSubscriber
Kojaklollipop, you can’t use laser eye surgery to correct the need for reading glasses, it only works on short-sightedness.
There’s more info on this page. Apparently they can replace your lens completely but that sounds like a much more involved procedure – LASIK and the like just skim a few cells off upper layers of your cornea, it takes 10 seconds, rather than swapping the whole lens out! That could be why the Moorfields number is so high, if it’s quoting for what you would need, whereas high-street LASIK outfits will just be quoting for the normal myopia correction op?Posted 4 years ago
Happy to share the info. I went to Optical Express (Harley Street, London clinic) I used them because of recommendation from other people who have used them and been happy. The price I paid was £2995 for both eyes. This was for their top treatment and they will quote you much more than this but I first had a consultation with them in 2009 and have been receiving special offer letters ever since. This deal came along just as my contact lenses ran out and I thought don’t buy more lenses, get the surgery.
I bet no one ever gets their eyes done for £395 per eye. That is a price to get you interested but at your consultation you will be told that treatment is only for very small corrections, is performed with a rusty scalpel and is the most painful available and what you really want is the four figure per eye treatment.Posted 4 years ago
And I think you would be best off accepting reading glasses as a part of old age 🙁 My correction of short sightedness has most likely brought that forward for me and if I understand it correctly it’s an on going process of your range of focus decreasing. I’m not an optician though, you can always go along and ask.Posted 4 years agoKojaklollipopMember
you can’t use laser eye surgery to correct the need for reading glasses, it only works on short-sightedness.
Ah, wasn’t aware of that. I haven’t really researched it, just thought it could be done. Just find it a pain when I forget my glasses for work (even though I have 2 pairs I’ve done this a few times and have to spend the day squinting at things), they slip off my head, find it a real faff when having to look at maps or gps when out on the bike, but really compared to some people this is probably a minor inconvenience.Posted 4 years agoTom_W1987Member
Kojaklollipop, you can’t use laser eye surgery to correct the need for reading glasses, it only works on short-sightedness
Off the top of my head as I am on my phone I will say that I’m not sure thats true anymore, there have been a few advances in treatment recently.Posted 4 years ago
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