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Some of you may be considering having this done but not sure about it.
I,ve just had Lazek done on friday for the second time after 10 years (due to age deterioration) but only on my right eye this time.
I first had it done to both eyes in 2001 when I was 41 but as you go through your 40,s your eyes natuaraly deteriate so I decided to go for it again.
I had mine done at Ultralase and they are first class offering you aftercare for life. This second procedure was FREE of charge so they really do look after you.
If your worried about it being painfull then dont, you do not feel a thing. They use drops to stop any feeling in your eye. The actual lasering took only took two bursts of 14 and 2 seconds and the only bad thing is the smell like burning hair but as I said no pain at all.
You get a bandage contact lens to wear for 5 days after and drops to use as stated, and a patch to cover your eye at night so you dont rub it in your sleep.
You should if male get your hair cut grade one as you must not get water in your eye while it heals so use a face cloth to clean your head and you will have to avoid washing dishes for two weeks so you dont get splashed.
You may get some discomfort afterwards but they give you painkilling drops. I only felt a little discomfort about 2 hours after the procedure a bit like grit in the eye but it soon went with the drops.
You will not be able to drive for a few days so will need a lift to and from the surgery and also need a good pair of wrap round sunglasses to keep wind and dirt out.
With glasses costing £2-300 every year it pays for itself if its your first time and like I said its free aftercare for life including any further laser treatments.
If you have any questions feel free to pm me.

UPDATE 8/12/11

Had the bandage contact lens out yesterday (in for 5 days) and though my eye was a bit watery as it feels a bit gritty for about an hour when he lens comes out I could read the bottom line which is better than 20-20 vision and today its getting better. Its like hd vision and for me was well worth doing.
Below is a video of how its done, I can assure you its completely painless. I did not feel a thing even the scraping the cells off .

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hmmmm i had this done 10+ years ago, and a free second retreatment. Im now 44 and 2 years ago i had to have a cornea transplant due to the damage Lazer surgery had caused, this was painfull and 2 years on im still undergoing treatment to get me sight back in my left eye (only one i had treated thank god)
the more they do the thinner your cornea gets which can lead to it sagging or colapsing destroying your vision
some do have success but many dont so dont assume "its safe" if it was they would not make you sign a disclaimer
I have posted this reply not to scare but to give a balanced debate!

pic of my eye after corrective surgery, yup there stitches and its bloody sore!

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We'll I'm sure you had a bad time of it but I'm all for lazer treatment. I had mine done in 2004 by ultralase, it was the most expensive at the time, about a grand more than others offered, somethings it doesn't pay to do on the cheap. I have to say its the best thing I've ever spent money on.

Really changed my life, not having to worry about glasses, even improved my racing being able to see the track and car properly! Can't recommend it enough guys, if you're considering it just get it done.
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i can say my treatment was not a cheap or a budget outfit!

also show me where the companies put thier complaints or failures, odly the company who did mine would not put my results up (note im not which company saying as i was threatened with legal action!)
to say just get it done is poor info, my advice would be do alot of research and get several assements done!
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Before they did my second procedure they spent over an hour examining my eyes to be sure it would be ok and I was examined by a second eye specialist to check the recommendations were correct. They recommended just one eye be done so I could see long distance with one eye and short with the other so I would not need reading glasses.
I was checked again before going in and given a full breakdown of all the risks involved. As with any operation there are risks, nothing is 100% safe but Ultralase have performed many thousands of eye corrections so I felt safe with my decision. Sorry to hear yours went wrong Mark and I hope it turns out ok for you.
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cheers surgen rekons all will be ok, just a long process, im now on national health and under one of the best eye hospitals in the uk
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on a side note i took a look at marks eye when he had the stitches in, you can keep ur eye lasering lol, ill were blue framed nashy health specks first
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get some laser hair removal on those eyebrows
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Marks right, it should be consider carefully but if you've done that and are still not sure, all I can say is I um'd and ah'd about it for a few years before actually getting it done. Now seven years or so later and its still the best money I've ever spent. Really brillant results, wish I'd done it earlier in life.

Again thats only one man's experience and every case on its merits but for me, now knowing the results, I'd recommend it to everyone.
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i will say mine was fine for about 3 years then went down hill, 2nd treatment worked but my cornea had been weakend.
lad accross road from me had his done at same place as me and his are ok, i just wanted to let others know it can go wrong
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I've got a couple of friends that have had it done, one with success and the other has had problems (he's got a halo effect on his vision at night).

Im sticking with my glasses for now. When my optician gets hers done, I may think about it.....
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A few eye drops should sort that out. Less of the Vodka eye baths me thinks.....

On a serious note, that look painfull. I'll stick with the contact lenses!!
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I've thought about getting it done before. I only use one eye at a time anyway so my vision is knackered. The mrs says I can get it done but I wouldn't look right without glasses.

I've accepted the fact that I need glasses so am happy to stick with it. My dad had his done and his is 100% fine, I just don't want to risk it.

Hope they sort that eye out soon, I too have had stitches in the eye before, I was too young to notice, but if I look left, you can see the line where they were.
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Thumbs up well.........

I had laser on my eyes about 9 years ago and the wife had hers done 2 years ago.

I can only say, do it,..... amazing result,. i still have perfect vision after 9 years and hers the same but only 2.

Clare (the wife) worked in an opticians for many years and was unsure before, now loves it...

We both used Ultralase in Guildford/Burpham..........

Awsome place, great aftercare, but yes, damn expensive.... mine was £3000 9 years ago and hers just short of £5000,(still paying for it, damn women)
But i recommend with out hesitation............... simple!!!!!
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I had laser on my eyes about 9 years ago and the wife had hers done 2 years ago.

I can only say, do it,..... amazing result,. i still have perfect vision after 9 years and hers the same but only 2.

Clare (the wife) worked in an opticians for many years and was unsure before, now loves it...

We both used Ultralase in Guildford/Burpham..........

Awsome place, great aftercare, but yes, damn expensive.... mine was £3000 9 years ago and hers just short of £5000,(still paying for it, damn women)
But i recommend with out hesitation............... simple!!!!!
the other way to look at that cost is its 25 pairs of glasses at £200 a pair!
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Default To be honest.

The cost was forgotten about within a couple days of the surgery. you cant put a price on perfect vision.

I would have it done again if i needed it and would not hesitate the cost.......... not rich either, just the best money i have EVER spent on anything EVER!
I scuba dive, ride a bike and many other things that glasses and conacts made it just a pain in the eye/ass................ now, its just normal....... i really cant remember wearing glasses/contacts and did for 20 years ish before the surgery

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The cost was forgotten about within a couple days of the surgery. you cant put a price on perfect vision.

I would have it done again if i needed it and would not hesitate the cost.......... not rich either, just the best money i have EVER spent on anything EVER!
I scuba dive, ride a bike and many other things that glasses and conacts made it just a pain in the eye/ass................ now, its just normal....... i really cant remember wearing glasses/contacts and did for 20 years ish before the surgery
the more they laser the weaker the cornear becomes and if it gets too weak, you can end up in my situation, its not suitable for all no matter how good it may seem...........
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Default yes, i know...

I have a step sister that cant have it done.....

I was told that if needed, i could have it done again as mine is thick enough........

But 9 years on, still perfect......

Its not for everyone, but i am exstatic at the results both me and the other half have had............................

pays ya money and takes ya choices.............

My disclaimer, as not about damage, just not corrective, so if they had damaged my eyes its there fault, and legally no matter what you sign they are responsible.

i did loads of research at the time and Boots were terrible..... Ultralaze at the time had no bad reports, and i can see why from my point of view, also had a mate get his done throught them but at a different branch.....

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the more they laser the weaker the cornear becomes and if it gets too weak, you can end up in my situation, its not suitable for all no matter how good it may seem...........
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