Sunday, 14 August 2011

My Laser Eye Surgery

Well last week I had my laser eye surgery. In short, I cannot recommend it enough. I can see!! I had been thinking about it for a while and finally decided to get it done because I was due for an eye test and I would have needed new glasses. Glasses and an eye test can be up to £200 or more for designers. Contacts are about a similar price over the period so do I want to keep paying for glasses or do I want perfect eyesight with a better quality of life? Now they offer finance options, it was a no brainer.

Now as it my eyes, I decided not to do it on the cheap. Something tells me those adverts saying £400 per eye are telling porkies. So I went for a reputable company who know their stuff, Ultralase. I was a little nervous on the day but more excited. The surgeon who I had met at the consultation before had put me at ease and I trusted him.

The surgery itself was absolutely pain-free as they numb the eye and over in 20 minutes. I had done a bit research watching previous surgeries so I knew what to expect and the nurse told me as well what the surgeon will be doing. I literally sat up from the surgery and could see straight away! A little foggy which is expected but better than my eyesight before. I have to wear sunglasses at all times when outside for a while. On the journey home my eyes started to sting as the anaesthetic wears off. I was advised to go straight home and go to sleep which I did exactly. I was given eye drops to help with the stinging and prevent infections. The next day I woke up and it was unbelievable. I felt great, my eyes had no stinging and I could see perfectly. The next working day, I went in for a checkup where they do an eye test to see how well you can see. I can now see better then 20:20. I had a low prescription before. I was short-sighted with -1.5 so I could not see far.

I work on a 19th floor and the view is pretty good so I can't stop looking outside. Everything is so sharp and clear. I keep touching my temples thinking I am wearing glasses and I am not. I feel like I am missing something as it taking some getting used to. I wore glasses for 15 years so quite a change but so worth it. My eyes are a little bloodshot which is expected but will clear up soon. I am looking forward to experimenting with dramatic eye makeup. Colours, lots of colours and eye liner! I cannot wear eye makeup for 2 weeks but this will give me the time to wear all the products I need and get ready.

If you are thinking about it, I cannot recommend it enough. Make sure you go to a reputable company and do it right. There are risks which they tell you about. I asked a lot of people and everyone I know has had no problems. I know there a few horror stories out there so go in prepared. It is well worth going in for a consultation. Most companies offer them for free and they will not pressure you into booking. Have you had laser eye surgery? Are you thinking about it? Tell me in the comments
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4 comments

  1. So how much did it cost at Ultralase?

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  2. It cost £2500. I am paying over 3 years, no interest and works out about £70. Not bad. I think it is so worth it. Ultralse do not claim to be the cheapest the quality is amazing, I can testify to that! Go to various companies and compare. Do all your research and talk to as many people as possible.

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  3. I agree that doing thorough research of various eye clinics is one of the best ways to have a successful laser surgery. And it's a good thing the surgery was a success. How do you find the results?

    Bruno Hill

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  4. Hi Bruno, The surgery was an amazing success. I recently had my followup to check my sight and it is fantastic. I am alittle sensitive to sunlight but I was warned it was a possible side effect which hopefuly will get better with time. It is more than worth it! I am so happy I can step outside my door and see without my glasses.

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