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Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:01
OMG, I am so excited, this may be better than the car deal for me.

Theres a deal coming soon for Optimax Laser Eye Treatment.

As anyone got any info on these please. I have wanted my eyes fixed for years, but have never wanted to spend the cash.

I'm in shock, I said for ages, I wished they had cars and eyes on their deals to DH, and now they do...

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:03
Available from 12 December... Eekk, I could get my eyes done for Christmas...

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Their 18 nationwide clinics house the latest laser technology and all of their doctors are highly skilled specialists in laser eye correction.

About this Deal
Optimax has carried out more than 245,000 laser eye treatments in the UK since they were established in 1991. Their 18 nationwide clinics house the latest laser technology and all of their doctors are highly skilled specialists in laser eye correction.

More people choose Optimax because of the personal care and attention given to every single patient. Optimax are the only nationwide chain of laser eye clinics to offer an initial free consultation with the treating surgeon.

Laser eye treatments can help people with short sight, long sight and astigmatism. Laser treatment alters the shape of the eye to enable natural clear vision without glasses or lenses. No wonder 99% of all patients said that they would recommend treatment to their friends and family.

Additional information

Visit their website at www.optimax.co.uk.

Deedee
7th December 2007, 21:04
ooo Mamzie, someone must like you a lot!

(wish quick for Deedee to will a couple of million on tomorrows lottery)

My friend had it done a few years ago, think Monica and eye doctor and that was here, but she so wanted to ditch her lenses, THE BEST THING SHE EVER DID!
Not only can she see straight (aprt from when we've been on the gin) but it boosted her confidence no end!

Dominic
7th December 2007, 21:04
Not sure why but when you go for a safety critical job on the railway they say you cant have had this treatment. There is a big medical and thats one of the things you can fail on. Like I say I have no idea why but just be aware.

Gizmos
7th December 2007, 21:05
OMG - i have always been tempted - first person to do it - before and aft pics

HELLO_KITTY
7th December 2007, 21:07
deals are getting good again..hope they bring in cosmetic surgery too...i could do with a bit of lipo here and there, perhaps a tummy tuck..lol



shame my other half cant get the eyes done, he had a consultion b4, only some people can get it done i think, depending on how bad the sight is.

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 21:14
OMFG - I've been wanting this done for ages - I'm gonna do it!!!

We could have a PTS 'blind' get together! LOL

Deedee
7th December 2007, 21:15
LOL, I just drew a quick gormlous pic of me in big specs, was gonna post it as a B4 pic, then find a Jolie pic as an after, but I couldn't post my drawing!! Poop

meemo38
7th December 2007, 21:16
Not for me, but i also wish they would bring in a cosmetic surgery company:D
Michelle

suziq
7th December 2007, 21:16
but i never see u in spex debs! and i've just got spex from mr t's with double points!

suziq
7th December 2007, 21:17
noooooooooo never cosmetic surgery! have a mate as a plastic surgeon, offered me some at cost! cheeky bleep, i'm perfect me!

KRYSIA0508
7th December 2007, 21:19
I went to Optimax for the first time 13 years ago.
I have astigmatism in both eyes and at the time the only machine they had that could deal with this condition was in London.
So we drove the 200 hundred and odd miles and I had my first eye done (very short sighted - 6.5 ) because in those days they wouldn't treat both eyes at the same time. I had the treatment and within a few days the sight in that eye was perfect (I had follow-up consulations in the Manchester clinic which was alot closer for us).
The following year I had my other eye done which was - 5.5 and had a similar success.
I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. I used to have to wear glasses with really thick lenses (even the ultra thin ones that I paid extra for were always thicker than everyone else's).
I must say though that they do tell you that with age you will eventually need reading glasses and that is exactly what has happened to me. I am now (dare I say it) 54 and have only just got some reading glasses.
But I have been delighted by the whole experience.
Don't just go and pay your money over - do loads of research first as I did. It's all very well other people telling you of their experiences but at the end of the day they are your eyes and once you have the treatment there is no going back.

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 21:19
but i never see u in spex debs! and i've just got spex from mr t's with double points!

You're not always that bladdered are ya????

jen
7th December 2007, 21:22
Not sure why but when you go for a safety critical job on the railway they say you cant have had this treatment. There is a big medical and thats one of the things you can fail on. Like I say I have no idea why but just be aware.

I would be a bit wary, I have had a problem with one of my eyes and I used to see the consultant regularly until he signed me off. He was quite chatty as I was about 40 years younger than others in his clinic, we discussed laser treatment to not have to wear glasses as I said this was something I may do if I needed glasses as I got older, he said he wouldn't have it done as there are potential side effects and also it is a relatively new treatment which was not proven without side effects over the longterm.

Obviously this is one consultant and this was about 8 years ago so things have moved on, but it is worth not rushing in blindly (sorry).
But when you have had a potentially sight threatening condition it makes you think more about things with your eyes, and having one damaged retina with not brilliant sight in that eye no way would I take any potential risk with my eyes.

Grinder
7th December 2007, 21:22
mmm interesting.. not sure if they'll treat me as my eyesight has been getting slighty worse over the past 2 years each time I've gone to the opticans... staring at the computer too much :(

HELLO_KITTY
7th December 2007, 21:23
i dont know why deals dont do a deal on spex anyways..they can be pricey cant they (if you dont go to specsavers of course) lol

meemo38
7th December 2007, 21:23
noooooooooo never cosmetic surgery! have a mate as a plastic surgeon, offered me some at cost! cheeky bleep, i'm perfect me!
Send him over to me, i need lots LOL
Michelle

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:24
Well I have just sent off for their info pack... Hope its here soon, the website looks really interesting.

I wonder if I could really get my eyes done that quick as dh is off work from 14 Dec, due to having lots of hols to take, and we are on hols from 27 Dec, us lots and my Sister and her family.

It would be so nice to be able to see in a swimming pool, or go drinking without (wearing) glasses.


I am in shock....

HELLO_KITTY
7th December 2007, 21:26
somebody told me that they wanted it done, they wear contacts, but have a strong pescription (strong lenses with glasses) and the consultant told her that they could do the proceedure but there was a risk if it goes wrong that she wont be able to wear contacts just glasses

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:26
My eyes have been the same for about 10 or more years now.

I remember being a teen (80's) and seeing on brekkie TV that a ship was visiting from Russia esp to do laser eye ops.

Now I'm a SAHM, I don't even bother with contacts, but I hate glasses. I think its the blind as a bat at night feeling, iykwim.

meemo38
7th December 2007, 21:30
My ex had this done, not with this company though, but he thinks its great not to have to wear his glasses, he can swim on hols with the kids, and best of all he doesnt need the glasses on with his helmet whilst on his motorbike
Michelle

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 21:31
Well I have just sent off for their info pack... Hope its here soon, the website looks really interesting.

I wonder if I could really get my eyes done that quick as dh is off work from 14 Dec, due to having lots of hols to take, and we are on hols from 27 Dec, us lots and my Sister and her family.

It would be so nice to be able to see in a swimming pool, or go drinking without (wearing) glasses.


I am in shock....


Know exactly what u mean - I'm defo gonna have it I'm SOO excited. We should start an eye laser surgery support thread!!!

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:33
This sounds horrible, and I don't mean it too.

I sooo want this done, but I really love my eyesight. I have a friend who has gone virtually blind with severe tunnel vision, now needs a white stick, and he has had such a diffficult time.

I know you can't choose, but I would rather lose my hearing than lose my eyesight. (Even through dh's just 1/2 deafness does cause probs,)

HELLO_KITTY
7th December 2007, 21:34
how much does it cost roughly?

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:36
Know exactly what u mean - I'm defo gonna have it I'm SOO excited. We should start an eye laser surgery support thread!!!

Completely agree Debs,

I am just soo tempted to rush into it asap. It seems like fate that dh has 2 1/2 weeks off over xmas. He works nights normally so its so difficult to work any appointments around him.

If I can get the consultation quickly and then the deals date doesn't get put back...

Hmmm, do they knock you out for this op... I'm a wuss, and even paid for a general to have a tooth out.

Beej
7th December 2007, 21:37
My niece had this done about 8 years ago and she says it is fantastic. The things she really noticed was being able to look at the alarm clock first thing in the morning and read the time without having to find her glasses first.

Deedee
7th December 2007, 21:38
Mamzie, you do it, I can tell by your posts that it will make such a difference to your life!

Just imagine, you'd be able to spot those H&B a mile off!

Deedee
7th December 2007, 21:40
OMG! what they need to bring onto deals now is some sort of technology shop that offers James bond type gadgets! Imagine being able to hear what was being said at security desk or CS desk as you walked past! Or even a gadget that could pick out a TA who dont give a monkeys about how many coups you have!!

HELLO_KITTY
7th December 2007, 21:40
no excuses now hey mamzie ..pay with deals whilst it lasts.. u never know..they may pull out next year..

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 21:43
Just imagine

Buying cool shades for the 1st time ever
Not having to wear glasses in the simming pool & not mind getting splashed
Waking in the morning with clear vision
Not getting rain on them
Not getting all steamed up when coming from the cold outdoors (unless it's for another reason, ahem!)
Not having to keep em clean
Not having them slip down your nose on a hot day/when exercising

OMG - it's brilliant. Just need cosmetic dentistry & I'll be sorted (I sound a reet ugly moose!)

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:47
I'm imagining, i can def see it....

Its actually quite cheap. If your ok to have it, the most expensive is ?895 an eye, but the majority is only ?395 an eye... So worst case is goiin to be ?450 in Tesco money, best just ?200 Tesco vouchers. Unbelieveable!!!

OMG... I just wasted ?80 Tesco vouchers for lots of meals deals and mags for the next few months...

(at least I still have enough left.)

I am virtually def setting up a consultation asap.

moonriver
7th December 2007, 21:47
I have had perfect eyesight all my life but in the last few years I have become long sighted- it's an age thing. I don't think they can do anything about that can they? otherwise I would have it done. Can't stand trying to find my glasses all the time. My OH bought ne a cord to go round my neck. I feel so old and frumpy with it on although I'm only 49. Going to be 50 in a couple of weeks so nice to be able to type 'I'm 49' for the last time.

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:49
I could cope with reading glasses in my older age... I just wanna be really nosy everywhere now.

Oh, the joy of walking indoors during the winter and not getting all steamed up (or at least not the glasses.)

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:53
Our Next Open Day Events are in January 2008

Drop into to any of our 18 clinics in January and receive a
FREE ASSESSMENT
to find out if you are suitable for laser eye treatment and a ?200 discount voucher.

Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th January 2008
10.00am - 5.00pm
Aberdeen, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Croydon,
Glasgow, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester,
Newcastle, Peterborough, Reading, Southampton

Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th January 2008
10.00am - 5.00pm
Belfast

As well as meeting the Optimax team and having your questions answered,
you will receive:

Free Suitability Assessment*
Discount Voucher worth ?200**
Free Goodie Bag (includes an Information Pack, Umbrella & Pen!)

Our friendly, helpful staff will also be happy to guide you through our treatments and easy payment plans.
We look forward to seeing you.

Beej
7th December 2007, 21:55
Want to bet you can't use the ?200 voucher with Deals.

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 21:57
Reading (no pun intended!) for me -only 10mins on the train - am so chuffed (pun intended that time!)

I've got time to off over Xmas - do u reckon they could turn it round that quick to get it done?

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 21:58
Want to bet you can't use the ?200 voucher with Deals.

Goes without saying!

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 21:58
I just checked the online diary for my local consultations and they have a few dates left.

I reckon get that done, order the deals asap, and then grab a space..

OMG.

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 22:00
I have had perfect eyesight all my life but in the last few years I have become long sighted- it's an age thing. I don't think they can do anything about that can they? otherwise I would have it done. Can't stand trying to find my glasses all the time. My OH bought ne a cord to go round my neck. I feel so old and frumpy with it on although I'm only 49. Going to be 50 in a couple of weeks so nice to be able to type 'I'm 49' for the last time.

It might be worth checing ot out, as they offer quotes for long sightedness as well.

Chart of Prescriptions, Treatments & Prices


Do you have? Short Sight
Long Sight
Astigmatism Short Sight
Long Sight
Astigmatism Short Sight
Long Sight
Astigmatism Reading
Glasses
Only Astigmatism
CYL
Suitable
Treatments: Epi-LASEK LASIK Lens Implants CK Epi-LASEK LASIK

Costs From(per eye): ?395 ?895 ?995 ?750 included in the price

http://www.optimax.co.uk/default.aspx?page=7361

suziq
7th December 2007, 22:00
but debs, we all know u look like angelina jolie! you told us you do!
i dont struggle with spex but it may come later, just my first pair of varifocals which are taking some getting used to! dont wear for swim or on the bike, cant drive at dusk in glasses or wear them drunk so no big deal

Deedee
7th December 2007, 22:01
"Free Goodie Bag (includes an Information Pack, Umbrella & Pen!)"


god, no MOC's in a goody bag! Pah! lol

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 22:05
OMG, they are on Ebay as well...

So if your not in a rush you can get cheapie consultations as well... even cheaper surgery if you haven't got enough in deals..

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZrussellambrose

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 22:08
I nearly bought a voucher off ebay a few months ago - I think you get given a refer a friend voucher & poss 1 for yourself when u go for the initial consultation - a lil' opportunity there methinks!

meemo38
7th December 2007, 22:09
Completely agree Debs,

I am just soo tempted to rush into it asap. It seems like fate that dh has 2 1/2 weeks off over xmas. He works nights normally so its so difficult to work any appointments around him.

If I can get the consultation quickly and then the deals date doesn't get put back...

Hmmm, do they knock you out for this op... I'm a wuss, and even paid for a general to have a tooth out.
They dont knock you out for this kind of op, i'm like you, i have general for my tooth taken out, i'm waiting at the minute for it to be sorted, luckily as well the dentist i am seeing, NHS, will do fillings whilst i am under, all i need to do now os pluck the courage up to get registered with a dentist local to me and get the rest sorted, would like a bridge type thing for a missing tooth and crowns, but i darnt.
Michelle

Mamzie
7th December 2007, 22:12
off to bed now, to dream of seeing clearly again methinks...

nite all.

Deedee
7th December 2007, 22:13
Night Mamzie,

"I can see clearly now the deals are in, I can see all obstacles in my way, gone are the dark clouds that had be blind, gonna be a bright, bright clubcard day"

DebbieE
7th December 2007, 22:13
For all those interested in this deal - get down to Tescos or Specsavers to get a current eye prescription - they need this at your 1st consultation.

I'm off to get mine tomorrow hopefully....

moonriver
7th December 2007, 22:13
It might be worth checing ot out, as they offer quotes for long sightedness as well.

Chart of Prescriptions, Treatments & Prices


Do you have? Short Sight
Long Sight
Astigmatism Short Sight
Long Sight
Astigmatism Short Sight
Long Sight
Astigmatism Reading
Glasses
Only Astigmatism
CYL
Suitable
Treatments: Epi-LASEK LASIK Lens Implants CK Epi-LASEK LASIK

Costs From(per eye): ?395 ?895 ?995 ?750 included in the price

http://www.optimax.co.uk/default.aspx?page=7361

Thanks for the link Mamzie- it looks as if they do do it for my eye condition. Only needs to be done with one eye and only ?750- about ?200 in vouchers. I'm really going to look into this- the car's on hold.

lleck
7th December 2007, 22:39
a lady in my office had this done with optimax at Manchester and it only lasted 2 years, she is not quite as bad as before but her sight has nearly slipped back to pre surgery.

I used to work,(5 years ago) at a laser eye surgery place called Maxivision, this was when Boots were doing laser eye surgery. Boots had a really bad write up ( think it was beginning of 2002) and within 3 weeks Maxivision had gone bust. I worked in admin at the surgery, they clamp your eyes open whilst they do the surgery, i personally didn't fancy it, but i don't wear glasses yet. As long as you are aware it is not guaranteed to work and if it does it is not guaranteed to last, as your eyes naturally deteroirate with age.

hydro
7th December 2007, 23:17
Personally I'd prefer a holiday - but OH would love not to have to use reading glasses - he hates them. So I guess we'll be looking into it :)

SimonJB
7th December 2007, 23:17
Don't wanna put a downer on anyone BUT!!!! I was listenin to the radio and they were talking lazer eye. A woman wanted it done, she only had to wear glasses for driving. She had it done and, as promised, she could drive without glasses! Just a shame she couldn't see the food on her plate when she sat down to eat a meal. True story!

Addy
8th December 2007, 00:58
Had mine done a year ago last April with Optimax, bought it off eBay. Had the more expensive treatment as I'm a right wuss with pain and it's supposed to be much less painful and with a shorter recovery period.

The procedure was very quick, and just a little uncomfortable - I'd compare it with a trip to the dentist for a small filling. Once the local anaesthetic had worn off it felt like I'd got grit in my eyes, it was a little sore for 6 or 7 hours. Next day much more comfortable and at my follow up appointment the following day I was told I had better than 20/20 vision.

They won't do the procedure unless your prescription has been stable for two years and they can't correct vision problems associated with age - so if you only need reading glasses it's no good and even with the procedure, you'll still probably end up needing reading glasses.

My vision is as good as it was when it was done. I was short-sighted but with very good close up vision which isn't as good as it was before the procedure, but it's a small price to pay for all the benefits. I'd do it again in a heartbeat but would say that anyone considering having it done should read all the information they can about it, as with any surgical procedure there are risks and you should be aware of these.

SuzyWoo
8th December 2007, 06:08
Wow! I have wanted to get this done for ages too!

gobbyash
8th December 2007, 07:08
Wow! I have wanted to get this done for ages too!

Ditto

Arl71
8th December 2007, 08:17
I had lasik treatment at Optimax eight weeks ago, and am still at the stage of waking up every morning and thinking....wow, I can see!:D

I had quite a high prescription (around -6 in both eyes, plus astigmatism), and my surgeon recommended the lasik with wavefront and intralase. - basically the "rolls royce" of treatments!

The treatment experience was quick and easy, if a little nerve wracking. Like others have said, on the day of treatment my eyes felt gritty, and were very sensitive to light, but when I woke up the next morning I could see everything. Having worn glasses since I was eight, and contact lenses since 16, this was an amazing experience.
At my check up I had 20/20 vision the day after treatment and now, eight weeks later, it's slightly better than 20/20.

My advice to anyone considering having it done would be to listen to your surgeon, mine explained really carefully the prospects of a successful result and why he was recommending the more expensive treatment. In fact he said he wouldn't treat me unless I opted for wavefront, and recommended the intralase as well. (intralase- flap is created by gas bubbles rather than a knife)

I'd have it done again in an instant, it has been a life changing experience and I'm looking forward to Florida 2009 and only having to take one pair of off the shelf sunglasses.:D:D

Mamzie
8th December 2007, 09:01
ohh, just to wear real sunglasses again....

Grace & Favour
8th December 2007, 09:24
OMG - i have always been tempted - first person to do it - before and aft pics

Great idea Gizmos - but the rest of us won't be able to see them clearly!:)

Beej
8th December 2007, 09:32
Great idea Gizmos - but the rest of us won't be able to see them clearly!:)

Unless the rain has gone!

Gizmos
8th December 2007, 09:41
or as someone I knew once sang

I can see Claire Lee
now Lorraine has gone ....

farringtoc
8th December 2007, 10:28
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Grace & Favour
8th December 2007, 12:55
or as someone I knew once sang

I can see Claire Lee
now Lorraine has gone ....

:D:D

ukdrummajor
8th December 2007, 13:01
i`ve had both eyes done at optical express just over two years ago. Paid 800 for both eyes. Went in for surgery and was out and driving at night within 4 hours. Best thing ever.

Grace & Favour
8th December 2007, 13:14
Would everyone mind using a larger font for me please?

Wishes
8th December 2007, 13:18
A new one that might be of some use to peeps!
I hate anything to do with eyes :eek: BUT have a feeling hubby might want.

Anyone had surgery done here?

kirsjude
8th December 2007, 14:00
OH has been wanting to have this done for ages.

He has rung and booked an appointment for Wednesday.

Looks like the cruise might be on hold for a while............:rolleyes:

headboard
8th December 2007, 14:42
Hello. I had my eyes done at Optimax in Leeds 3 years ago and its fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone.

Maldives
8th December 2007, 16:38
Had lasik surgery 7 years ago.....

It has been the best money I have ever spent.... no more glasses or contact lenses...

Had surgery on a Saturday at about 1.50pm, called hubby at 2.20pm to go home. Had to wear perspec patches over eyes for the rest of the day and night. Basically you go home and straight to bed (given couple of sleeping tablets). At 8 am the next day back at clinic, patches off and WOW WOW WOW, I could see... it is so amazing... eyes felt like someone had thrown a bit of grit in them for a couple of days, but I was able to drive straight away, no problem. Had a day off work on the Monday to be on the safe side, but seriously back to normal, well better than normal as no glasses etc....

If you want to know more let me know and I will post about the surgery itself..

A couple of my friends have also had laser surgery, due to my sucess...

siennahue
8th December 2007, 16:45
Would those of you who have had this done please tell me if you were charged the advertised price or were there any 'extras'?
Thanks, DH has been considering this for ages, just have to see if he is suitable :)

Sienna

Mamzie
8th December 2007, 16:47
I want to know as much as anyone can tell please Maldives.

SuzyWoo
8th December 2007, 16:51
I'd like to know too. I have astigmatism, so am interested in this PRK business too!

mandayle
8th December 2007, 17:22
deals are getting good again..hope they bring in cosmetic surgery too...i could do with a bit of lipo here and there, perhaps a tummy tuck..lol



shame my other half cant get the eyes done, he had a consultion b4, only some people can get it done i think, depending on how bad the sight is.

I have a stigmatism, and very long sighted, i pay loads to have my lenses thinned out, then theres the cost of funky frames, i dernt say how much, also had prescription sunglasses this year, they were channel again dernt say the cost, i would love this lazer treatment done it would be a dream come true, but i have been told that they dont do lazer treatment for my prescription, so i am just hoping that one day they will be able to do it, i can onlt=y hope:rolleyes:

karen007
8th December 2007, 17:38
I had my eyes lasered with Optimax (Bristol) about 5 years ago. I had astigmatisms in both eyes & my prescriptions was -4.25 in one eye & -5.0 in the other. It was truly one of the best things I have done. To be able to get up in the morning & not put your specs on or fiddle about with contacts in is great. Also great for swimming. Feel free to PM me if you want a more in depth discussion :)

nixieh
8th December 2007, 18:11
I had lasek treatment with Wavefront (not sure if that is spelt correctly!) at Optimax in the Finchley Rd, London about 2 years ago. It was the best decision I have ever made and as others have said, literally a life changing experience. My prescription was -5 in both eyes and I had spent all my life either in glasses or wearing uncomfortable contact lenses!

The operation is a bit icky (the smell isn't great!) but no more uncomfortable than a trip to the dentist or a smear test. Afterwards your eyes do feel a bit gritty for a few days and you do have to sleep with an eye patch taped on your eye for either a week or 2 weeeks (I can't remember which). Also you are not supposed to wear eye make up or wash your hair for the first week or so, which might affect your decision as to when to do it, just before Christmas might not be great if you are going to parties or anything!

I have to admit that my night vision isn't as good as it used to be as I do suffer a bit from haloing lights (where you see slight fuzz around lights) at night but for me it was a small price to pay. Now I can wake up in the night or first thing in the morning and see things without hunting around for my glasses, I can see my children in the swimming pool, I can wear normal sunglasses and I have saved a fortune in glasses and disposable lenses over the year. Plus I no longer have sore tired eyes every evening.

Sorry for such a long post I just wanted to give you my experience of the surgery, happy to provide more details, just ask any questions. Great news for you Mamzie re the deals, the day my DH offered to pay for my eye surgery was literally one of the best days of my life!!

mandayle
8th December 2007, 18:29
I had my eyes lasered with Optimax (Bristol) about 5 years ago. I had astigmatisms in both eyes & my prescriptions was -4.25 in one eye & -5.0 in the other. It was truly one of the best things I have done. To be able to get up in the morning & not put your specs on or fiddle about with contacts in is great. Also great for swimming. Feel free to PM me if you want a more in depth discussion :)

That is great, are you long sighted ? they told me i could not have it done, with stigmatism, but obviuosly you can, i am long sighted, i will have to hunt out my prescription

coupongurl33
10th December 2007, 18:41
I would like some liposuction in a few places but not too serious about it, I think the eye laser is a good deal to get.

kirsjude
11th December 2007, 13:19
Can anyone open the pdf file with all the T & C for this deal?

I keep getting an error message when I try.

OH has consultation with Optimax in the morning, so I'd like to know what we can/can't pay with in deals.

DebbieE
11th December 2007, 14:17
I keep getting the error message too. Got my eye test thisavo to get my prescription!

chipbeck
11th December 2007, 14:34
My misses wears specs for driving I think she is long sighted do you know if they can sort that out. Would make a great Christmas present.

chipbeck
11th December 2007, 14:44
If I get our peg the vouchers to get this done and she doesn't want it .... can I change them back?

nixx
11th December 2007, 15:12
I work with 3 nurses all of whom went to have this done together. They've all had massive problems since, and are quick to tell anyone about it who's thinking about it.

I have a strong prescription (-7.50) in both eyes and wear extended wear contact lenses. Wear them all night and all day for a month, pop the, out, put new ones in. Hey presto! Wake up seeing the alarm clock, go swimming etc etc.

Hummer
11th December 2007, 15:14
I'm imagining, i can def see it....

Its actually quite cheap. If your ok to have it, the most expensive is ?895 an eye, but the majority is only ?395 an eye... So worst case is goiin to be ?450 in Tesco money, best just ?200 Tesco vouchers. Unbelieveable!!!

OMG... I just wasted ?80 Tesco vouchers for lots of meals deals and mags for the next few months...

(at least I still have enough left.)

I am virtually def setting up a consultation asap.

The price with wavefront which Id say is a must have if your paying in deals is ?2490

chipbeck
11th December 2007, 15:21
Hummer have you done some digging on this one mate? You've dashed my hopes. If they offer treatment at ?395 per eye then presumably people take them up on this and are happy with the results. Does it not depend on the state of your eyes at the moment.

kirsjude
11th December 2007, 17:39
I work with 3 nurses all of whom went to have this done together. They've all had massive problems since, and are quick to tell anyone about it who's thinking about it.

I have a strong prescription (-7.50) in both eyes and wear extended wear contact lenses. Wear them all night and all day for a month, pop the, out, put new ones in. Hey presto! Wake up seeing the alarm clock, go swimming etc etc.

Not everyone can get on with contact lenses though, so not an option for some.

DebbieE
11th December 2007, 19:03
Had my eye test done today - no change, so that's good.

Has anyone put their prescription details onto Optimax' website? It looks like I may need ICL (implantable contact lenses) - looks like the London clinic is the only 1 that do that treatment.

Shall see what they say at the consultation.

caraboo
11th December 2007, 19:48
hi all

I had my eyes lasered in 2001 with Ultralase in Leeds. My nearest was Newcastle but chose to travel to Leeds because i had already 'checked out' the surgeon.

please check out the surgeon with the GMC make sure there have no complaints about them.

Best thing i ever did.

Mamzie
11th December 2007, 19:53
Had my eye test done today - no change, so that's good.

Has anyone put their prescription details onto Optimax' website? It looks like I may need ICL (implantable contact lenses) - looks like the London clinic is the only 1 that do that treatment.

Shall see what they say at the consultation.

whens your consultation Deb?

chipsdog
11th December 2007, 20:27
I had my eyes done in the Leeds clinic about 2 years ago, and it is the best money I have ever spent. It did hurt for the first 12 hours, but I was driving within about 2 days. worth every penny without a doubt

DebbieE
11th December 2007, 21:49
whens your consultation Deb?

Not sorted it yet Mamz, just waiting to read the small print on Tesco deals - still getting the error message.

Have you booked yours yet?

Mamzie
11th December 2007, 21:50
nope not yet, my optician is on the sick, and they won't release my prescription just to me. It has to be signed off by him. Grrrr....

chipbeck
11th December 2007, 22:00
Right I've just counted the coupons in the cupboard and I've got about ?790 so I'm going to exchange these for Optimax in the morning. Hopefully it will be the best present she's had. If it isn't I suppose I can change them back.

mandayle
12th December 2007, 09:44
Right I've just counted the coupons in the cupboard and I've got about ?790 so I'm going to exchange these for Optimax in the morning. Hopefully it will be the best present she's had. If it isn't I suppose I can change them back.

That sounds great if my OH gave me this as a present i would be over the moon! (Hence if they do my bad eyesight!)
it would be the main thing i would want, let us know how you get on

chipbeck
12th December 2007, 10:00
Threads asking the same question all over the place but no answers.


Can I change them back if she's not suitable for treatment?

Mamzie
12th December 2007, 10:04
You forgot the magic word, thats why theres no answers.

You can always return deals if you don't want them. I don't know what code these are as they are a new deal, but you can also often use them for other things as well.

I don't like returning deals myself, as I keep a very low profile.

chipbeck
12th December 2007, 10:11
Thanks Mamzie she really wants this doing so I don't see a problem it's just that she may not be suitable.

rach109
12th December 2007, 12:26
somebody told me that they wanted it done, they wear contacts, but have a strong pescription (strong lenses with glasses) and the consultant told her that they could do the proceedure but there was a risk if it goes wrong that she wont be able to wear contacts just glasses

:shocked: thats what puts me off having laser surery !

I am short sighted -5.5 in both eyes !!

i dont mind wearing lenses / glasses ( mainly wear my lenses though )

but it would be nice when swimming / middle of the night etc !!

kirsjude
12th December 2007, 16:32
OH had consultation with Optimax this morning.

Unfortunately, he is not suitable for surgery, as he has thin corneas and a prescription of -6.

So, the P & O cruise in 2009 is back on!

siennahue
12th December 2007, 16:42
Unfortunately, he is not suitable for surgery

At least you now know for sure, have your cruise and enjoy yourselves then, if they're still in the scheme, go back and see if technology has caught up with him :)

Sienna

DebbieE
13th December 2007, 13:54
The link on Tescos website is still not working, but I've received some of my converted deals today & can confirm -

1. Simply call Optimax on 0845 688 9250
You will speak to a customer advisor who will advise you of treatments available & will book you in for an initial consultation at a time that suits you.

2. Using your tokens
Then simply bring your deal tokens along to your consultation & the value of your tokens will be subtracted from the total cost of your treatment. Tokens can be used to pay for treatments in full or as part payment.

Any queries do not hesitate to contact Optimax on 0845 688 9250.
(Opening hours 8am to 8pm Mon-Fri and 8am to 6pm Saturday

Deal tokens cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion offered by Optimax.

Deal Tokens are valid for 6 months from date of issue.


Will call them tomorrow as depending on what treatment I need I may or may not have enough, so will ask if can add to tokens before the actual op.

Deals come through with surname on & Optimax is not written on them. Deal code is S7806.

DebbieE
14th December 2007, 15:26
OK just rang them up - they're currently making bookings for Jan. V helpful chap on the phone. I gave him my prescription & he told me which treatment is most likely to be suitable - Lasik (895 per eye) & the Dr may recommend Wavefront (an additional 395 per eye).

I asked about adding deals after the consultation as I would not know for definite what would be decided by the Dr & he said that would be fine (I won't risk this though as other companies before have said yes but then no!)

I also asked how long is it between consultation & the treatment & was told it could be done on the same day.

Now the dilemma bit if I just need Lasik I'm just an ickle bit short on deals & wouldn't mind paying cash for the extra, but if I need Wavefront I'll need to wait until the next mailings are out. :help:

headboard
14th December 2007, 17:13
OK just rang them up - they're currently making bookings for Jan. V helpful chap on the phone. I gave him my prescription & he told me which treatment is most likely to be suitable - Lasik (895 per eye) & the Dr may recommend Wavefront (an additional 395 per eye).

I asked about adding deals after the consultation as I would not know for definite what would be decided by the Dr & he said that would be fine (I won't risk this though as other companies before have said yes but then no!)

I also asked how long is it between consultation & the treatment & was told it could be done on the same day.

Now the dilemma bit if I just need Lasik I'm just an ickle bit short on deals & wouldn't mind paying cash for the extra, but if I need Wavefront I'll need to wait until the next mailings are out. :help:

?895 per eye seems rather Expensive. Optimax are on Ebay selling Lasik laser eye surgery for ?790 for BOTH eyes. I had mine done 3 years ago and only paid ?750 for both eyes then. They had a special offer on at the time, 2 people got Lasik treatment for ?1000. Unfortunately my wife bottled out, I went ahead and paid ?750. I couldn't find anyone else to go with me otherwise it would have only been ?500 per person!!!
It is fantastic though and I would recommend it. Good luck.

Addy
14th December 2007, 18:53
Lasik is the more expensive of the two more usual treatments - epi-lasek is the other and is cheaper - it's usually the one that Optimax sell on eBay too, with the option to upgrade to Lasik (Can't get onto eBay site on this computer to check atm).

Belle
14th December 2007, 23:26
WOW! this really sounds amazing, i have always wanted to go for a consultation and now this is what i wanted to hear!!! :clap2::clap2:
I will be calling them for a consultation. :)

Belle
17th December 2007, 16:51
YAY! my consultation is nx Friday 28th Dec!!! They said I could pay all in deals. NOw to go home and start converting my deals so i can take them with me. Hope they all come thru in time. :)
Fingers crossed I will be 'suitable'

DebbieE
17th December 2007, 16:55
Oooh good luck Belle - let us know how u get on. I think I'll have to wait until the next mailings for mine just in case

Belle
17th December 2007, 17:17
Oooh good luck Belle - let us know how u get on. I think I'll have to wait until the next mailings for mine just in case

i will let you know how i get on no worries. I am a bit scared now.... lol

Anarchist
22nd December 2007, 14:25
Interesting news,

The only thing better I can think of, would be if they offered dentristry with clubcard points, that would be amazing.

DebbieE
22nd December 2007, 15:57
Interesting news,

The only thing better I can think of, would be if they offered dentristry with clubcard points, that would be amazing.

I'd have that done too!

Belle
29th December 2007, 09:36
Hello

Just a quick note to say I can see! :)
I had my consultation with Dr Patel (london) at 10.30 and was having treatment at 1.30pm.
It was nice to wake up and see, eyes are a bit sensitive to light still. PC screen a bit blurry. Soreness lasted about 3 hours. Drops every 2 hrs. Aftercare check today at 12pm.

I had the Lasik, intralase and wavefront, both eyes, totaled to ?3090 and they gave me ?200 discount. I paid ? 2400 in deals.rest on credit card. No problems.
I wont be coming online much for the next few days - just hope there isnt any glitches! LOL

bluwkd
29th December 2007, 14:47
i'll keep an eye on this one, my son is 21 and would love to get his eyes sorted.. vain fool refuses to wear glasses and spends a fortune (to him) on contacts..

the ebay one advises 22yrs+ his eyes have been the same since since early teens

good luck all those taking it up :)

Belle
29th December 2007, 17:43
My sight this afternoon seems to be getting better. The pc screen isnt as blurry as it was this mornin. :)
My check up was all good. I have to go bk next Saturday.

The London branch have been very good I must say. :) Looked after me and reassured me all the way. Dr Patel was fantastic too.
So all in all, its been quite a good experience. :clap2:

Irishsmurfy
29th December 2007, 17:48
Hiya Belle - glad you're feeling better hun.

Here is your good wishes thread!!

http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/showthread.php?t=23471

NitWit
29th December 2007, 17:54
Gosh Belle, sounds like it was expensive even with the deals! I thought it would be the prices quoted.

Very glad your on the mend :)

Belle
29th December 2007, 18:04
Hi guys, just to let you know costings....
I had Lasik, Wavefront & Intralase. Total ?3090- minus ?200 discount. I paid ?2400 in deals. and the rest on my Tesco credit card.
The doctor went thru all the different types of treatment. I opted for what treatment - and went for the 'full works' as its my eyes we are talking about, lol.
They didnt charge extra cos i was paying with Deals and I could have gone with the cheaper option. It was up to me to decide. But i was too scared having read up about the Epi-Lasek about the recovery times and mainly the pain.


Laser TreatmentType
Cost Per Eye
Epi-LASEK* (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6845#epi_lasek)?395
Wavefront Epi-LASEK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6874#wavefront)+?350
LASIK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6838#lasik)?895
Wavefront LASIK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6874#wavefront)+?350
Intralase LASIK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=7349#intralase_femtosecond)+?300

Belle
29th December 2007, 18:06
Hiya Belle - glad you're feeling better hun.

Here is your good wishes thread!!

http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/showthread.php?t=23471


Awww how kind of you! :love:

NitWit
29th December 2007, 18:14
Hi guys, just to let you know costings....
I had Lasik, Wavefront & Intralase. Total ?3090- minus ?200 discount. I paid ?2400 in deals. and the rest on my Tesco credit card.
The doctor went thru all the different types of treatment. I opted for what treatment - and went for the 'full works' as its my eyes we are talking about, lol.
They didnt charge extra cos i was paying with Deals and I could have gone with the cheaper option. It was up to me to decide. But i was too scared having read up about the Epi-Lasek about the recovery times and mainly the pain.


Laser TreatmentType
Cost Per Eye
Epi-LASEK* (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6845#epi_lasek)?395
Wavefront Epi-LASEK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6874#wavefront)+?350
LASIK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6838#lasik)?895
Wavefront LASIK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=6874#wavefront)+?350
Intralase LASIK (http://www.optimax.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=7349#intralase_femtosecond)+?300

Ahhh I didn't realise you needed 3 treatments. That makes sense now. Like you say it's best to go for the right treatment when your eyes are involved.

pboae
30th December 2007, 00:05
Belle, were the Deal vouchers named?

DebbieE
30th December 2007, 08:43
They come with your surname on

Belle
30th December 2007, 10:40
Yes i can confirm all my vouchers came with just my surname on them.

SuzyWoo
30th December 2007, 11:07
How long did the actual laser surgery take Belle?

NitWit
30th December 2007, 11:11
How are you feeling today Belle?

Are you a happy camper with 20-20 vision?

HELLO_KITTY
30th December 2007, 11:14
Hello

Just a quick note to say I can see! :)
I had my consultation with Dr Patel (london) at 10.30 and was having treatment at 1.30pm.
It was nice to wake up and see, eyes are a bit sensitive to light still. PC screen a bit blurry. Soreness lasted about 3 hours. Drops every 2 hrs. Aftercare check today at 12pm.

I had the Lasik, intralase and wavefront, both eyes, totaled to ?3090 and they gave me ?200 discount. I paid ? 2400 in deals.rest on credit card. No problems.
I wont be coming online much for the next few days - just hope there isnt any glitches! LOL

well done, thats great, :clap2::clap2::clap2:

Belle
30th December 2007, 12:00
How long did the actual laser surgery take Belle?

the cutting of the cornea flap was 22 sec for each eye. but u have to wait 15 mins in this room for the air bubbles to disperse!

Then the lasik takes 25 sec and the wavefront takes 30 secs. the procedure itsself doenst hurt just a bit uncomfortable.
Well worth it as I can now walk around the house, watch telly and do pc without glasses.

Belle
30th December 2007, 12:02
How are you feeling today Belle?

Are you a happy camper with 20-20 vision?

I am feeling OK todays thanks, eyes get tired and dry so have these refresher drops to put in. No pain.
Eyes are still red from the laser tretment but its not hurting.
As for 20/20 vision? I wont be tested until my next aftercare appt next saturday.

HELLO_KITTY
30th December 2007, 14:05
wow it's pretty amazing really, you must b one of the first to use a good wadge of clubcard vouchers to help pay, what a bargain though...well done

sahararose
30th December 2007, 15:09
I was short sighted until I had surgery at Optimax a few years back. My eyes were so bad that I couldn't even see the digital clock by my bed without my glasses. The operation was one of the best things I've ever done.

I can't even begin to tell you what it's like not to hide behind glasses anymore.....absolutely, totally wonderful.

MBN
30th December 2007, 15:35
I've only just noticed this thread. Well done Belle, wishing you a speedy recovery :clap2: Many thanks for the detailed info regarding your op, I'll pass it on to hubby who would love to have this done asap. :)

A couple of (perhaps silly :o) questions re the surname on these deals vouchers. My mother has offered to give me her Clubcard vouchers to help pay for hubby's surgery, and I intend to add them to the vouchers I already have in our name. Can I use mum's vouchers to pay for hubby's surgery? If so, should I send both lots of vouchers (with 2 different surnames) in the same envelope, to be converted at the same time? I have never thought of doing this before, so don't know if this works or is allowed, as per Clubcard Deals T&C. :confused:

Thank you for your help. :)

Belle
30th December 2007, 17:54
I've only just noticed this thread. Well done Belle, wishing you a speedy recovery :clap2: Many thanks for the detailed info regarding your op, I'll pass it on to hubby who would love to have this done asap. :)

A couple of (perhaps silly :o) questions re the surname on these deals vouchers. My mother has offered to give me her Clubcard vouchers to help pay for hubby's surgery, and I intend to add them to the vouchers I already have in our name. Can I use mum's vouchers to pay for hubby's surgery? If so, should I send both lots of vouchers (with 2 different surnames) in the same envelope, to be converted at the same time? I have never thought of doing this before, so don't know if this works or is allowed, as per Clubcard Deals T&C. :confused:

Thank you for your help. :)

I think when it comes to converting the vouchers as long as yr mums card is registered to your address it will be fine. You can order them online with yours. I order mine online. I wouldnt risk sending vouchers with two different surnames on just in case they think its fraud.

MBN
31st December 2007, 07:10
I think when it comes to converting the vouchers as long as yr mums card is registered to your address it will be fine. You can order them online with yours. I order mine online. I wouldnt risk sending vouchers with two different surnames on just in case they think its fraud.

Thank you Belle, I'll order them online then. :) My mum's card is registered to our address, guess this will make things easier.

Thanks again, and please keep us posted on your recovery. Take care xxx :)

DebbieE
31st December 2007, 09:27
How are u feeling today Belle?

Do u reckon they would take unnamed vouchers?

I really want this done after my next mailing but I think I'll struggle to get the extra points in time if I need all 3 that Belle had - I'm 9,000 points short at the mo :mad: Might have to buy some

jenchin
31st December 2007, 09:42
Well done Belle:)

Belle
31st December 2007, 09:43
How are u feeling today Belle?

Do u reckon they would take unnamed vouchers?

I really want this done after my next mailing but I think I'll struggle to get the extra points in time if I need all 3 that Belle had - I'm 9,000 points short at the mo :mad: Might have to buy some

I dont know if they will take 'un-named' vouchers, not sure what you mean by this cos all the deals vouchers i had had my surname on.
I am OK today, eyes have been a bit dry so keep using the drops. but i drove to work this morning and am at work now. LOL

DebbieE
31st December 2007, 12:40
I dont know if they will take 'un-named' vouchers, not sure what you mean by this cos all the deals vouchers i had had my surname on.
I am OK today, eyes have been a bit dry so keep using the drops. but i drove to work this morning and am at work now. LOL

If I bought some off ebay say the days out/restaurant ones that come through unnamed

Belle
31st December 2007, 12:54
If I bought some off ebay say the days out/restaurant ones that come through unnamed

Yes but I not sure the days out or restaurant ones are the same as the optimax ones??? :der:

DebbieE
31st December 2007, 12:57
They're all 'S' codes so u may be able to mix & match. Might have to call Mr T & ask

Belle
31st December 2007, 13:40
They're all 'S' codes so u may be able to mix & match. Might have to call Mr T & ask

ooh maybe then, let us know! :)

Mamzie
31st December 2007, 22:28
ohhh, let me know please, I have ?400 of spare days out here that my Mam owed me..

DebbieE
3rd January 2008, 19:38
Rang T earlier re using other deals (meals, days out etc), she asked if the Optimax ones had my name on, said yes & she said you can't use the unnamed ones with the named ones for Opitamx :(

I'm not totally convinced tho as she should have known that the Optimax ones come thro' named without asking me! Not gonna risk it though but it might delay when I have mine done :(

GIVE US A CODE TIGHT MR T!!!!

Belle
3rd January 2008, 23:03
well it was worth a try DebbieE.... :rolleyes:
Yes we do need a code! Mind i havent done online shopping for 2 qtrs now!

fourboys
8th January 2008, 10:36
Hi
Just noticed this thread and thought I'd add my experience in case it helps anyone!

I had a consultation & treatment on 21st December. Went for epi-lasik (?395 per eye) as I could pay for this all in tesco points. My eyes were -2.5 and -2. They said they won't usually do epi-lasik for prescriptions much higher than -3, although I think it says -5 on the website. Treatment was quick and didn't hurt, though I still found it unpleasant. Have to say that my experience was very different to Belles! The pain for about 36 hours afterwards was very severe - painkillers and sleeping pills made no difference. I could barely open my eyes for 3 days - just laid in a dark room. By 24th Dec. I was up and about but very sensitive to light. The main problem has been the light sensitivity - I am struggling to drive in the daylight even with sunglasses. Having said all that, my eyesight is much improved & I am hoping that the light issue sorts itself out soon. I think everyones level of pain and recovery period is different so I don't want to put anyone off. But personally I wish I had paid the extra. I would happily have handed a ?1000 over for someone to have taken the pain away!!
I was the first person that the clinic in East Yorkshire had treated with tesco points & receptionist was unsure what to do with them , but all went through ok. I'm going back on Thursday for my aftercare check.

Nicky x

Mamzie
8th January 2008, 10:39
Do they always treat the same day as the consultation, and do you have to pay the total in deals stright away please?

fourboys
8th January 2008, 10:50
Hi Mamzie

You don't have to have the treatment done the same day - when you book your consultation they automatically book a pm appointment for treatment but you can go back another day. You can opt to have just one eye done and then go back for the other on another day too - but I thought that would just feel too weird.

Nicky x

DebbieE
8th January 2008, 13:40
Do they always treat the same day as the consultation, and do you have to pay the total in deals stright away please?

When I rang them they did say u could add deals on the day of treatment - but I don't want them to turn around & say no on the day.

Let me know if u find out u can as it would be good to get the def price 1st so I don't change too little or too many

fourboys
8th January 2008, 14:56
I had to pay for my consultation - ?30 - over the phone when I rang and booked. This was then deducted from the treatment cost. I had already changed ?790 in deals so got ?30 tesco vouchers back. Might be an idea to go for the consultation one week and book an appt for the treatment the following week. That way you could get a definite cost for the treatment & then order your vouchers, remebering to knock off the ?30 for your consultation! My vouchers arrived in two days and that was with the xmas post delays!
Nikki

Fast_Ian
8th January 2008, 15:17
A friend had laser eye surgery some years ago, and she was warned during the consultation that she could end up with worse eyesight in later life as a result of the treatment than she would have had naturally. She went ahead anyway, but I wondered if this has been mentioned to anyone else or if perhaps it was something specific to her?

fourboys
8th January 2008, 15:25
They stressed to me that though the 'cure' is permanent they cannot prevent the natural deterioration of the eyes from ageing that lead to needing reading glasses. If you are short-sighted, as I was, then it may be that the need for reading glasses actually occurs earlier.

Mamzie
8th January 2008, 21:47
I decided I'm going to phone and book tomorrow for 14 days + time.

I'm going to convert ?3000 worth of deals, as I think I'm a wuss and would have all 3 options. They are named S codes, so I should be able to use any spare on holidays I hope.

fourboys
9th January 2008, 10:44
Good luck! I've got a few friends who have done the pain free option with no problems at all.

Mamzie
9th January 2008, 10:45
thanks fourboys, your post earlier really helped me to make up my mind which to go for.

Mamzie
10th January 2008, 16:45
This is an amazingly in depth description of eye surgery at Optimax def puts me off the Epi-laser, and theres a few other interesting reviews on the other link as well.

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Lasek__Review_5434263

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Eye_Treatment_5022364_4

Belle
10th January 2008, 17:22
Mamzie,

i am def glad i went for the Lasik rather than the Epi now i have ready another review on the Epi.

You dont actually 'pay' for the treatment until you decide to go ahead with it. so if yr treatment date is not on the same day u can get more vouchers.
Mine was ?3090 in total, the lady gave me ?200 discount. and i had the 'full works'.
Which clinic you going into?

Mamzie
10th January 2008, 20:46
Thanks BElle. OMG I just booked tonight!!!

Bristol on the 28th!!!

EEkkk

Converting the deals already. These come in ?40 amounts for anyone that hasn't converted yet, I thought I'd need about ?3000 to take for the day.

DebbieE
10th January 2008, 21:35
Oooh good luck Mamzie - I've been frantically buying up points vouchers on ebay to make sure I have enough. I'm gonna book mine tomorrow :D I'll go to Reading

Belle
10th January 2008, 21:35
Thanks BElle. OMG I just booked tonight!!!

Bristol on the 28th!!!

EEkkk

Converting the deals already. These come in ?40 amounts for anyone that hasn't converted yet, I thought I'd need about ?3000 to take for the day.

Wow! Good luck, I hope you are suitable and u pass all yr 'tests'.
If u have any questions just ask. Its the best thing i ever done.
Its been two weeks tomorrow since intralase lasik and wavefront. and the dryness has stopped. and the bloodshot is just about all gone.
I love my new eyes! :love:

Mamzie
10th January 2008, 22:45
thanks both. I have to go on a Monday so DH can drive me as he works Nights all the time.

I reckon I'll be a wreck by the time I get to the 28th.

Belle
11th January 2008, 09:04
thanks both. I have to go on a Monday so DH can drive me as he works Nights all the time.

I reckon I'll be a wreck by the time I get to the 28th.


*hug* you'll be fine!
:)

Belle
11th January 2008, 09:05
Oooh good luck Mamzie - I've been frantically buying up points vouchers on ebay to make sure I have enough. I'm gonna book mine tomorrow :D I'll go to Reading

WOW its very exciting!
Let me know when you appt is!

DebbieE
11th January 2008, 14:39
Booked mine for Wed 30th - Can't wait.........!

Mamzie
11th January 2008, 14:43
oohhh, we're going the same week. Great News Debbie.

DebbieE
11th January 2008, 20:55
If u r suitable when r u gonna try & have your op? Have u got enough in deals now?

I'll have to wait until my mailings come & get them converted so may be looking at end of Feb. When will they arrive - mid Feb???

Mamzie
11th January 2008, 21:18
Same day is going be easiest for me I reckon.

I have a fair bit sorta saved, so plenty for that and our hols. Then this quarters (70k) ready for next years.

Dedicated follower of points I am...

DebbieE
11th January 2008, 21:22
Lol, I woulda been okay if I hadn't booked my hols in the last 1/4!

You'll have to get your OH to post on the day & let us know how it went. What prescription are your eyes - mine are blind as a batticus (new kinda dinosaur!)

Mamzie
11th January 2008, 21:26
-0.4 and -0.45 roughly...

DH is soooo bad with pc, I'll have to sit next to him still as well

DebbieE
11th January 2008, 21:28
That's hardly anything Mamz!

I'm -4.00 & -4.50!

Mamzie
11th January 2008, 21:33
whoops, point in wrong place... thought it looked weird, mixed it up with cyl.

- 4.00 and - 4.25 ..

DebbieE
11th January 2008, 21:43
Wow - almost the same!

Mamzie
11th January 2008, 21:51
yep,

I have an excuse, was upstairs trying to use my memory while holding ds's hand for sleeps...

needing help
11th January 2008, 22:19
Have been thinking about laser eye treatment for ages - someone told me its worth going to their open days - they offer different deals on these days. I think you might even get a free consultation. I live near Reading - anyone been to one of these open days?

DebbieE
11th January 2008, 22:36
I was going to go to 1 but then this deal popped up.

As with most things related to Tesco deals you may not be able to get much more off apart from the ?200 that Belle got off

needing help
11th January 2008, 22:54
Wouldn't it be great if they did BOGOF!!!...

DebbieE
11th January 2008, 22:58
PMSL! If only

olliebaby
15th January 2008, 12:10
I don't know if anyone can verify this or have been told this from their optician,

I have been to have my eyes tested today and told them I was thinking about having Laser eye treatment. They said my eye sight was suitable for the surgery, However, They gave me a few factors to ponder about....

1) As I am 42 years old, They said although they recommend it to anyone to have done, The problem is at my age I would only be Spectacle free for approx 3 years or so, because between the age 40 and 50 is generally when your eye sight changes for the worst.(ie. you may need reading glasses etc).
They said I would probably find I would need to use reading glasses after the 3 years, They have advised me to wait until this period of time has elasped, then go for the laser eye treatment as its is very expensive to have the treatment and then to find later down the road disappointment. (wasting your money or Mr T's!!)

2) Also they pointed out you only get 1 chance at laser treatment, so if I wanted to go and have laser treatment again after the 3 years to correct eyes again it wouldn't be an option.

So or I can say if you are in this age bracket maybe ask a few more questions at your opticians.

pboae
15th January 2008, 13:21
I know someone who was turned down by Optimax for being too old, I think he was 46/47. It wasn't an outright refusal to treat, but they strongly recommended that he didn't have it for the reason you've given.

I am not sure that 2 is correct though, if you aren't happy with the results the first time, you do have an option to go back and have it done again (for a charge, but not as much as the first time). At least, that was the case when I had mine done a few years ago.

Belle
15th January 2008, 13:58
Olliebaby
I was told by the surgeon at the time when you hit 40 your eyes will start to age and there is nothing that can be done to stop that. So expect to be wearing reading glasses 40+.
But i have heard that when people havent been happy with their first op, they can go bk for a second go. There was a lady there on the day i went who had come bk for 'retreatment'.
HTH

KRYSIA0508
15th January 2008, 14:58
I had one eye done when I was 40 and the other the following year when I was 41 (almost 42) - in those days they wouldn't consider doing both at the same time. That was almost 15 years since I had my first done with Optimax.

I only got my distance glasses last year and to be perfectly honest only really need them for driving and reading the text on the TV.

I was extremely short sighted (- 6.00 and - 7.00) with astigmatism in both eyes. In those days I was told that the surgery might not be as effective as it would be if I hadn't been so short sighted .

However I decided to take a chance/risk as I knew I could only have the surgery once. I'm so glad I did! It absolutely transformed my life...

I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is considering it but do lots of research. The internet is your best friend.
You only have one pair of eyes!

mathsnut76
16th January 2008, 16:07
Hi has anyone used these for laser eye surgery?
Does anyone know if they are named?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

chipbeck
16th January 2008, 16:10
Try here

http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/showthread.php?t=22330

20400keith
16th January 2008, 17:54
You might want to check out Optimax on Ebay. They guarantee the 'buy it now' price on Ebay is their best price (and if you phone to book an appointment and say you want the Ebay price you get it without needing to buy from Ebay or book within any set timescale). They also have interest free credit offers sometimes.

I don't know if they'll allow this price with Clubcard deals but it would be worth asking.

I had the surgery a couple of months ago and would recommend it - I'd worn contact lenses for 40 years and now don't need to. My reading vision is a little worse - they said it might be - but it was deteriorating anyway.

deviouslysarcastic
16th January 2008, 18:02
I enquired a while back and was told to wait till I was older than x.
Uptil then your eyes are still adjusting.

Seems there is a lot of conflicting age ranges for this.

dunkstar
16th January 2008, 18:25
I had mine done with Optimax about seven years ago - lasik - i think it was about ?1500 in total. Vision took a fair while to settle down (months rather than weeks)especially night driving but over time my eyesight became near perfect (and i was very short sighted - 5, -5.5).

Best ?1500 i ever spent so if you can get it with deals i would recommend going for it........

Natbag
16th January 2008, 19:48
Oh this is so typical. I just found out Optimax have joined deals, so, while failing miserably to get anywhere near to saving enough for a Florida holiday thanks to Mr tight-wad T, I think great, I've always wanted this and have enough for the ?395 per eye.
But oh no, my vision is so bad I'm only eligible for the treatment costing ?895 per eye. I've only saved ?1,100 in deals and nothing this quarter at all, and as you can't have it while pregnant and we're thinking about becoming so it's back to the drawing board. :(
P.S. dunkstar, I am -5.5 too. :(

MattOsprey
24th January 2008, 02:45
Hi all,
I am hoping to be able to get surgery in Bristol soon.
I have done quite a lot of research, and have found that Lasek is more reliable in the long run.
Although the period of recovery is longer, there are less possible problems. Most optomologists that speak about Laser eye surgery, without a financial interest, still say that Lasek is safer and possibly has better long term results (but this point is being debated).
I would recommend that anyone looking into this, read this http://www.optometry.co.uk/articles/docs/98b3f4f1a6338c3d722db8ec550fab58_shah20030613.pdf
It is very interesting.
I have found it useful not to get my info from Laser Eye Surgery company website, but from Optometry websites, for the trade as it were.
I hope that I am accepted for treatment.

Also, does anyone know if the ?200 discount applies to all treatments. I somehow doubt it will include the ?395 Epi-Lasek. Brill if it does.

I hope all who have it done are successful.

Matt

Natbag
24th January 2008, 12:40
What is the ?200 discount, and where from, please Matt? :confused:

Belle
24th January 2008, 15:21
I got my ?200 discount when i paid. She added up the total, i nearly fainted and she said she would give me ?200 discount no probs! they were really good in London.

Natbag
24th January 2008, 16:59
Ooooh so you just ask then? :)
Might have to book a consultation soon. Although we're planning on trying for a baby, and you can't have it while pregnant, so should probably wait. Gives me time to get all the money together in deals too.

DebbieE
24th January 2008, 20:32
If I were you I'd have it done b4 a baby. It was a right pain being woken up all hours & searcing for your specs when you are half asleep.

I also used to keep mine on during the night for the 1st few weeks so I could see me little one tucked up

MattOsprey
26th January 2008, 00:28
What is the ?200 discount, and where from, please Matt? :confused:

I read in this thread, that people were being given them at special open days.
No one has said that this was used against the cheapest treatment.
If it could be then it would be great.
I ordered ?790 of vouchers, and they arrived yesterday morning. Two days after ordering them.
I am having an eye test locally tomorrow, so I can find out if there is much change in mt prescription. Optimax told me that 0.25 in a year would be fine. If all goes well, I will be booking today, straight after my eye test.
Good luck all.
Matt

DebbieE
26th January 2008, 11:28
Mamzie & I have our consultations next week!!!

Gizmos
26th January 2008, 11:30
are you going together to the same place?

DebbieE
26th January 2008, 11:44
No - different days & diff place.

I think Mamzie's is Monday & mine on Wed. She will hopefully have her op same day but mine will have to wait until I can convert more deals (if I'm suitable - fingers crossed)

olliebaby
26th January 2008, 15:52
What is the ?200 discount, and where from, :confused:


I went to the open day wednesday just gone, they give me a ?200 off Lasik voucher plus a goody bag with info and umbrella.

Terms & Conditions

Applies only if both eyes are treated, Valid until 29th February 2008.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


I was told by them, that I could not use this voucher if I was going to use Tesco deals.

They do there own eye test with a special machine, so mine from the opticians I took with me they didn't really want. The staff talked through which treatment is best for you and if you have any questions. With tea/coffee and chocolate biscuits :)

I didn't have a consultation with the consultant there and then as I haven't enough deal vouchers yet. But there are regular free consultation only days, as well as consultation and treatment together days.

I found the staff very helpful and friendly at the Birmingham Branch.

olliebaby
26th January 2008, 16:15
Has anyone sent off for the Optimax vouchers yet and received them, If so are they named?

MattOsprey
26th January 2008, 16:23
My vouchers have my surname on them.
Sadly, I have had my eyes tested this morning at my local D&A and I have changed by 1.00 & 1.25. So I think laser eye surgery is out for me at the moment.
Bit gutted, but hey ho.
Matt

MattOsprey
26th January 2008, 16:33
Just spoken to tesco clubcard, who have told me I can send the vouchers back no problem.
I asked could I use them against a holiday, and she said yes as long as my surname was on them. Which it is.
So looks like I will be booking a hol instead.
Matt

olliebaby
26th January 2008, 16:37
My vouchers have my surname on them.
Sadly, I have had my eyes tested this morning at my local D&A and I have changed by 1.00 & 1.25. So I think laser eye surgery is out for me at the moment.
Bit gutted, but hey ho.
Matt


Thanks for info Matt,
Sorry to hear your news, but is it worth going to a consultation to see what they think?

olliebaby
26th January 2008, 16:39
Hi has anyone used these for laser eye surgery?
Does anyone know if they are named?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Not used them yet.
Yes the vouchers are named.

ivrytwr3
26th January 2008, 19:18
OK! I'm looking at using the EBay ?895 per eye (Blade free LASIK) and also using ?100 worth of Tesco clubcard vouchers (worth ?400 in deals). But i keep reading that people turn up and end up paying loads more than expected.

My prescription is:

right:

sph -2.25 cyl -1.00 axis 15

left:

Sph -1.75 cyl -1.50 axis 7

I have contacted Russell Ambrose through Ebay but was advised to contact Optimax, who advised me to come into one of their centres. Nearest one is miles away, so i don't fancy driving all that way if i'm going to be told it's going to cost a couple of grand more than i thought it would!

Any one able to help?!

Also.............on Ebay, past Optimax customers are offering ?400 off surgery vouchers, anyone know if these are able to be used alongside the EBay offer and Tesco vouchers?!

sunshine
26th January 2008, 19:26
I had laser eye surgery with optimax just over a year ago and am now completely free of glasses/contacts. It's great. Everyone is different with different results but my experience was very positive. I went to Leeds for the surgery.

olliebaby
26th January 2008, 19:42
OK! I'm looking at using the EBay ?895 per eye (Blade free LASIK) and also using ?100 worth of Tesco clubcard vouchers (worth ?400 in deals). But i keep reading that people turn up and end up paying loads more than expected.

My prescription is:

right:

sph -2.25 cyl -1.00 axis 15

left:

Sph -1.75 cyl -1.50 axis 7

I have contacted Russell Ambrose through Ebay but was advised to contact Optimax, who advised me to come into one of their centres. Nearest one is miles away, so i don't fancy driving all that way if i'm going to be told it's going to cost a couple of grand more than i thought it would!

Any one able to help?!

Also.............on Ebay, past Optimax customers are offering ?400 off surgery vouchers, anyone know if these are able to be used alongside the EBay offer and Tesco vouchers?!


I went to an open day in the week and was told I could not use the ?200 off voucher they gave me if I was paying with Tesco deals or deals/part cash.

I have since asked question on Ebay auction about using tesco deals with Ebay price, as expected answer came back No, but worth asking I suppose!


HTH

Mamzie
26th January 2008, 21:29
No - different days & diff place.

I think Mamzie's is Monday & mine on Wed. She will hopefully have her op same day but mine will have to wait until I can convert more deals (if I'm suitable - fingers crossed)

I have been a wuss, and with everything that has happened with my inlaws have postponed my appointment until the end of Febuary... :( I already have my vouchers as well. They are named with your surname, and come in ?40 lots...

I was really hoping to get them done asap, but just didn't know what would be happening. I may well phone them up and see about bringing it forward when everything is settled as dh get 2 weeks compasionate leave now.

DebbieE
26th January 2008, 22:12
Awww, never mind Mamz, I know u've been having a rotten time. I'll let u know how my consult goes on Wed

zenabob2105
27th January 2008, 16:30
I want this doing too but think will be the ?895 eye treatment, and have sent for some tesco vouchers, They have my surname on....does anyone know whether OPTIMAX will only take them in, you the patients name or any surname?

DebbieE
30th January 2008, 16:55
Had my appointment this morning for my consultation - I was there for nearly 3 hours - yawn!!

Anyway I'm ok to have it done!! YIPPEE! I'm going for the full monty like Belle - Intralase lasik with wavefront. Booked for March on a Saturday so that's useful.

I asked the guy on reception about paying in deals - as I've got some but not enough until our mailings are through. He said I could pay on the day - part paid with deals? he said - no all of it, I said - he nearly fell off his chair when I said I'd have enough to cover the ?3k give or take. He asked how long I'd been saving them .... oooh a looooong time, I said (about 3 months anyway!!!).

suziq
30th January 2008, 16:57
go girly!

DebbieE
30th January 2008, 16:58
go girly!

Hello you - was just about to ring you - your ears must be burning!!

suziq
30th January 2008, 17:02
lol! jst back from 3 day conference, have liver ache!

DebbieE
30th January 2008, 17:03
I'll call ya 2moz then when recovered a bit!!

Mamzie
30th January 2008, 18:13
WOW, Debbie, thats great news. Well done.

I was quite sad on Monday, esp after dh said it would have been easier to have had it done this week after all... Grr men...

DebbieE
30th January 2008, 19:20
What are they like? When I u gonna try for your consultation?

Mamzie
30th January 2008, 19:34
I moved it to Febuary, and will likely have the treatment the same day then if pos.

Belle
30th January 2008, 19:49
Great news DebbieE,

its been a month that i had mine done and even tho sometimes my eyes still dry up, i would say i love them!

Mamzie
30th January 2008, 19:51
I bet its lovely to go in from outside and not get the steamed up glasses effect Belle.

Belle
30th January 2008, 20:58
I bet its lovely to go in from outside and not get the steamed up glasses effect Belle.


TOTALLY!!!!! :D:D:D

DebbieE
30th January 2008, 22:35
And be able to see 1st thing in the morning!

Belle
31st January 2008, 22:17
And be able to see 1st thing in the morning!


AMAZING!:D:D:D:love::love::love:
i still get dry eyes occassionally. and my lasered eyes don't like less than 8 hours sleep. So i am off to hit the sack now and rest the eyes!

DebbieE
24th March 2008, 19:49
Just a little update - I had my eyes done a while ago & gotta say it's the best thing I've had done & it really didn't hurt at all.

If u are thinking of having it done - DO IT!!! There really is nothing to worry about & I'm a big scaredy cat!

Grace & Favour
24th March 2008, 19:52
Really pleased for you Debs - REally pleased

DebbieE
24th March 2008, 19:53
Aw thanks matey!

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 07:34
Hi I'm off for a consultation today to optimax. Only rang thursday & they booked me straight in for monday 10.30 consultation & 3.00 treatment. I found them quite hard sell, they rang friday & wanted my credit card details, I have told them I definetly will not be having it done today (I need my deals so hard selling wasted on me!) I don't really want to mention deals until the last possible moment & am still only thinking about it as a bit of a scaredy cat.

jmp1976
7th April 2008, 07:47
Hope it goes well for you Shimmer xxx

DebbieE
7th April 2008, 14:20
Good luck Shimmer. I think you were unlucky with the hard sell - my clinic were not like that at all & didn't have any issue with using deals.

Laser treatment is the best thing I've done & it didn't hurt so please don't worry :)

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 17:36
Here's an update. My sight in left eye is 4.00- & right eye 3.50- Total price for night vision & blade free is ?3,370. I'm afraid I am a bit to scared to have it done as not happy about the lifting of the cornea & also will then need glasses for reading, computers ect. as will be left very long sighted, unless I go for mono (?) vision where I have one good eye & one bad eye. Still will have a think about it but I doubt I will have it done. Feel a bit deflated at the moment.

ukdrummajor
7th April 2008, 17:44
i had mine done with optical express.

there prices do differ depending on how blind you are, but i would wholeheatedly recommend you at least get a review frm them if you can.

free follow up aftercare included for as long as i want it.

cte1111
7th April 2008, 17:46
Here's an update. My sight in left eye is 4.00- & right eye 3.50- Total price for night vision & blade free is ?3,370. I'm afraid I am a bit to scared to have it done as not happy about the lifting of the cornea & also will then need glasses for reading, computers ect. as will be left very long sighted, unless I go for mono (?) vision where I have one good eye & one bad eye. Still will have a think about it but I doubt I will have it done. Feel a bit deflated at the moment.

Gosh that sounds a lot. My sight is similar to yours, and I was hoping to pay more like ?1600. Was there some extra costs that you needed specially?

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 17:51
I'm fine about the money ( as would use deals for largest chunk of it) it was the lifting of the cornea's & also still needing glasses as I would be long sighted instead of short sighted. Just gonna dig out paper work for a price break down cte111.

jmp1976
7th April 2008, 17:52
OMG How expensive??? I'd rather go on holiday a couple of times with glasses on. I can't believe how expensive it is, may be i won't have it done!

Thanks for letting us all know Shimmer xxx


What has everyone else paid? and there Perscription??

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 17:55
i had mine done with optical express.

there prices do differ depending on how blind you are, but i would wholeheatedly recommend you at least get a review frm them if you can.

free follow up aftercare included for as long as i want it.

Maybe I will go & see them as I think I have a branch one in my town. I spose as I understand you can only have laser once maybe I should wait 5 years or so in the hope they can do short & long sighted at the same time IYSWIM.

ukdrummajor
7th April 2008, 17:58
you can only have laser once

not true as i understand it...........my surgeon advised that under some circumstances i might need to go back under. Apparently if it fails by a certain amount it can be re-done.

hth

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 17:58
Lasik ?895 per eye
Wavefront ?395 per eye
Intralase ?395 per eye

Total ?3,370

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 18:00
you can only have laser once

not true as i understand it...........my surgeon advised that under some circumstances i might need to go back under. Apparently if it fails by a certain amount it can be re-done.

hth

Yes you can go back for finer tweaking.

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 18:03
you can have the ?895 but it is the more painful & longest recovery for the cheaper one (it would be LOL)

ukdrummajor
7th April 2008, 18:04
when i had mine done their was only lasik and lasek available.

?395 per eye (not mega blind)

i have had no probs since. My eyes get occassionally tired and i think i`m more sensitive to "glare".

isn`t wavefront and intralase "extras"?

cte1111
7th April 2008, 18:04
Lasik ?895 per eye
Wavefront ?395 per eye
Intralase ?395 per eye

Total ?3,370

Thanks. I think it was the ?895 that I'd seen on their site, so must have remembered that as ?800, and not thought about adding on the other bits. Hmm will have to research more thoroughly as was thinking of using next quarter's points for this.

ukdrummajor
7th April 2008, 18:07
you can have the ?895 but it is the more painful & longest recovery for the cheaper one (it would be LOL)

i was driving within 5 hrs.

they created a flap with mine, lasered, then put flap down.

i really did not feel any pain at all afterwards. They gave me a load of different drops to use for a couple of weeks afterwards to prevent dry eye.

i hope you get sorted.

hth

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 18:10
when i had mine done their was only lasik and lasek available.

?395 per eye (not mega blind)

i have had no probs since. My eyes get occassionally tired and i think i`m more sensitive to "glare".

isn`t wavefront and intralase "extras"?

0 to -1.75 ?395
-2 to -3.00 ?695

Exras recommended.

DebbieE
7th April 2008, 20:39
I had the full monty on my eyes & it came to ?3090 in total. Could drive the following day - no pain & much easier than I thought

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 20:42
What was your prescription prior to laser & do you need glasses now for close ups?

DebbieE
7th April 2008, 20:55
I was -4.00 & -4.50

I had mine done just over 2 weeks ago & although my close-up vision isn't as good at the moment, I don't need reading glasses (although this can change as your eye naturally deterioates) but it is improving every day.

When I had my check up last Thursday I was able to see most of the bottom line on the sight chart.

Shimmer
7th April 2008, 21:12
At the moment to read ect i just take my glasses off but with corrected eye sight I won't be able to do that IYSWIM

gobbyash
8th April 2008, 08:43
I've booked a consultation for Thurs 15 May.

Right: Sphere -3.75, Cylinder -0.00, Axis 0.0
Left: Sphere -2.75, Cylinder +1.25, Axis 105.0

gobby

chipbeck
8th April 2008, 22:21
I had the full monty on my eyes & it came to ?3090 in total. Could drive the following day - no pain & much easier than I thought

How good is that. I'll pass this info on to the plonkers I see trying to drive in Preston on a daily basis.

thinkginge
9th April 2008, 20:46
my perscription is -6.50 and - 5.75. total blind i know!

got astigmatism in both also.

anybody any ides how much that would cost? i dont understand all their lasik/wavelength stuff.

any help appreciated lol

Mamzie
9th April 2008, 21:24
Just a little update - I had my eyes done a while ago & gotta say it's the best thing I've had done & it really didn't hurt at all.

If u are thinking of having it done - DO IT!!! There really is nothing to worry about & I'm a big scaredy cat!

I can't believe I forgot to post on here how my op went.

I just thought I'd say that I had mine done the month before Deb as well, same Lasik, with intralase and wavefront.


It hurt me, lots. Apparently I had a reaction to the annseptic they use, which made me very light sensitive and caused a lot of pain. omfg, my eyes were soooo sore the first night...

I had the flap made, and also they didn't tell me that when the suction went on after the eyelid clamp, that your vision goes black and vanishes, so I just thought the worst, which was terrifying.

What I also found strange was that I had the contact lense banage thingys applied to my eyes overnight which I think really hurt and caused a lot of the evening pain. They never said that the posh treatment needed those you see.

Idiot that I am I took the first painkillers before the annisetic wore off, so didn't get much benefit... I literally slept from clinic at 5pm all the way home, and then collapsed into bed at 6.30pm until we had to go back up there the next day..

the day after things were still a bit hazy and cloudy, and I had a terrifying trip to inlaws, with weird huge bright halo lights flying towards me. So night driving was out of bounds for about 2 weeks.

But I can see, its great, I can't believe it.

At my test I had better than 20/20 vision already. They just need some time to finish healing now. I get some minor glare and slight dryness still 6 week dow the line.

I was completely unable to look after the kids, or myself, so make sure that you have some help available. I acutally made my hubby take 2 nights off as the first night shook me up so much.

It is fantastic through, and much as it hurt, I would have it done again

Shimmer
9th April 2008, 21:55
my perscription is -6.50 and - 5.75. total blind i know!

got astigmatism in both also.

anybody any ides how much that would cost? i dont understand all their lasik/wavelength stuff.

any help appreciated lol

You would be best to ring them for a chat 08705 14 33 14. For my prescriprion is was ?895 per eye. I am -4.00 & -3.50. If you want night vision it's ?395 per eye, blade free ?395, so my price was ?3370. I heard man at reception say i want the ferrari operation not the austin mini!

Shimmer
9th April 2008, 21:58
Mamzie could you tell us please your prescription before & did you pay for the exrta blade free (meant to be the painfree option) & night vision extras?

Mamzie
9th April 2008, 22:14
I was -4 in both and yes, I went for the pain free option Lasik (no blade) option, ?3090

But it didn't work out quite right for me...

I think a lot was due to my eyes reacting to the first drops, and I had banage lenses in afterwards as well, which are contact lenses on top of your eye. I didn't expect these, and I really feel they caused a lot of the pain.

It was still worth doing it. Its so strange now not needing glasses at all. My one eye has been left just slightly worse ready to delay reading glasses.

thinkginge
9th April 2008, 22:20
OMG! Thats so expensive, they actually charge you for night vision!! i thought you would have that anyway!

well, i think i will fone but if yours is over 3k, i can see mine being about 5k!

Mamzie
9th April 2008, 22:23
lol, they don't charge esp extra for night vision, but just suggest that if you are suitable then wavefront may give you a chance of better night vision. I'm pretty sure we've paid top dollar at ?3000ish, so it won't be much higher if at all for you.

Shimmer
9th April 2008, 22:50
Sorry I worded it badly, driving night vision is the wording they used. It stops the glare from the other car lights. So I take it you did'nt pay the extra for that Mamzie. lol

DebbieE
9th April 2008, 23:03
It's the wavefront that helps with the night vision.

Unlike Mamzie's clinic I didn't have the contact lens bandages fitted so maybe that's why mine didn't hurt.

If I knew how easy & pain-free it would be I wouldn't have worried at all.

thinkginge
9th April 2008, 23:05
lol, i thought because you were using deals , they weren't throwing night vision in

lol

pmsl

doh im thick!