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Eye Laser treatment

Postby katy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:46 am

Has anyone had their eyes lasered? I now need glasses to read and it is a pain. I lose them, break them, forget them!

If anyone has where did you get them done and was it successful. Seen some advertised at £495 and others at £1845 so a bit of difference on price. The latter has treated some celebs so may account for the price hike.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby Paula » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:29 pm

I'm not sure of the ins and outs of laser treatment. I know quite a few people in UK that have had it done and swear by it. But all of those people needed to wear glasses all of the time. I was thinking of speaking to my optician in UK about it when I go for my next eye test, as I also hate wearing glasses, and all the business of taking them off, putting them on 100 times a day!
You go first Katy, then let me know!
There was a long thread on here about a year or so ago, with someone in that field posting advice.

P>S> The prices have come down drastically in UK, my friend that had it down about 5 yrs ago paid £3000!

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby pentaqua-new » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:38 pm

Had it done 10 years ago. Brill! Wish it had been available earlier for me. Optimax were the people who did mine but there are even more companies around now.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby katy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:48 pm

Thanks for that, Optimax was the 1st one to come up on google. So, they have been around a long time and seem one of the cheapest. I have no intention of having it done in Spain, licensing is not very rigid.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby julian » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:03 pm

I have had heard good reports of LASERVISION, here in Marbella, Ricardo Soriano, I think it costs about 2000 euros total for both eyes.
if you ask your optician for advice be prepared for them to put you off, or tell you it´s not possible for your eyes etc, their clients going for laser treatment is not good for their business !!

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby Paula » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:09 pm

Hey, you made me laugh there Julian :wink: :lol:

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby katy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:15 pm

Optimax are quoting £495 per eye. :P

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby julian » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:32 pm

not all the laser places use the same equipment nor the same method, check carefully before just comparing prices Katy

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby Beachcomber » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:27 pm

I agree with Julian. :shock: I know several people who have had this done. The minority have had no problem but most seem to be squinting all of the time.

I think you need to go to a reputable surgeon who's main consideration is your best interest rather than the bulge in his wallet.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby Paula » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:54 pm

Yes that's my worry too, it's advertised all over the place like botox injections :shock: I'd rather go see someone reputable even if double the price. But still not sure I could cope with the procedure, would want to close my eyes :crazy:

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby julian » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:16 pm

The laser stops automatically when it detects any eye movement.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby pentaqua-new » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:17 am

Beachcomber wrote:The minority have had no problem but most seem to be squinting all of the time.


The only squinting I do is when I forget my sunglasses. I think mine cost £500 per eye 10 years ago (special Xmas promotion) and I haven't had a day's problem in all that time.

If it's any help, I opted to have my eyes done so that I can see distance when driving etc but I need (needed) glasses for reading and computer work. At that time, my eyes were right on the border line for being done. I think that the limits have been broadened since then. My sister-in-law had them done just before me and she has had nada problems.

As someone mentioned, reputable companies are the better bet.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby julian » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:32 pm

the people that squint are the pre-ops, those that don´t are the post-ops !!

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby katy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:17 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2745035.stm

Not so sure about having it done now, read a few reports like this one :think:

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby pentaqua-new » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:04 pm

I guess we shouldn't fly either since there are plane crashes!

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby Alan-LaCala » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:54 am

I think mine cost £500 per eye 10 years ago (special Xmas promotion) and I haven't had a day's problem in all that time.


Was that when you got them rose tinted whenever lawyers are mentioned Beach? :roll:

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:00 am

I don't know about rose-tinted... seeing red, more like. Image :D

Luckily I don't need glasses or an eye job. Not yet, anyway.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby travelshop » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:58 pm

Has anyone had the eye laser op. in Malaga recently. I was quoted 3700 pounds by Optical Express in the U.K. which seems expensive.

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Re: Eye Laser treatment

Postby annfoto » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:00 pm

When I no longer see opticians wearing glasses, I will consider getting mine done.
Great to see a bit of nostalgic humor from a former poster, I had almost forgotten how funny he could be. :angel:
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