23:43, Tue 10 Sep
Anyone done it. If so does it last and all the other questions that come with it?
FB I can't see the football. 👍
01:29, Wed 11 Sep
I had it done 2 weeks ago. I went for both femtec( or what it is called) and i had little lenses put in to correct the short sightedness that the laser surgery would have created.
I now can see and no longer need glasses for driving. The closeness is still a little blurry, but is getting better every day. I am sp glad i had it
My brother had it done 25+ years ago and has said that the parts he had done are ok, but his eyes have aged and so some he needs doing again, but he may come here ans correct me.
My advise is go for it.
P.S. i can now see my daughter skating/ TV, it is great.
It's easier to beg for forgiveness, than ask for permission.
07:30, Wed 11 Sep
Had it done bout 10 years ago no regrets whatsoever I could only see 1m in front of me before having it done now I’ve got near 20 /20 vision. One warning though there were 2 possible procedures when I had it done dependent on how bad ur vision was and shape of your eyes laser and lasik can’t remember which one I had done but it was the one that hurt a lot more and took a week to recover the other you’ll be bk to work pretty much the next day.

They say the first 12 hours can be painful, if you have to have the procedure I had be warned you will not have felt pain like it ever before lock yourself in a dark room with no light whatsoever and have someone at hand for those first 12 to 24 hours!

I know somebody who had the other procedure he said it was hardly painful and came to work the following day.

Don’t be put off I’ve never regretted having it done
07:31, Wed 11 Sep
My missus had it done a few years back. Went from not being able to see anything but a blur without her glasses to being able to see perfectly.

Eyes can still deteriorate, as they would naturally, and reading glasses are commonly something that is required at a later date. However money well spent for my missus.
07:36, Wed 11 Sep
#DingDong
They say the first 12 hours can be painful, if you have to have the procedure I had be warned you will not have felt pain like it ever before lock yourself in a dark room with no light whatsoever and have someone at hand for those first 12 to 24 hours!

The latter end of this, I’d agree with, someone to bring you drinks, food etc. Although my missus said it was more aggravating and itchy rather than insufferable pain.

She had hers done around 3pm, I drove her home after, she went to bed and was up and about in sun glasses the next day.
08:30, Wed 11 Sep
John_Smullen
I had it done 2 weeks ago. I went for both femtec( or what it is called) and i had little lenses put in to correct the short sightedness that the laser surgery would have created.
I now can see and no longer need glasses for driving. The closeness is still a little blurry, but is getting better every day. I am sp glad i had it
My brother had it done 25+ years ago and has said that the parts he had done are ok, but his eyes have aged and so some he needs doing again, but he may come here ans correct me.
My advise is go for it.
P.S. i can now see my daughter skating/ TV, it is great.


There was no pain at all, only a little discomfort/dryness in the eyes. Plenty of moisturizing drops help.
I was back driving 12 hours later.
It's easier to beg for forgiveness, than ask for permission.
08:53, Wed 11 Sep
Mumsnet is that way >>>>>>>
09:47, Wed 11 Sep
Similar experience with my mrs - had it done about 15 years ago, needs reading glasses now. There is an option to have it redone but she decided not to.
Thongs
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09:49, Wed 11 Sep
Laser.
09:52, Wed 11 Sep
I had it done for my 18th Birthday, I had the lasik treatment, both eyes done the same day (wasn't recommended at the time, but I didn't want to much time off work)
As someone mentioned above this treatment is slightly different to laser and I had eye patches on and daily eye drops and was pretty much confined to my bed for a week due to not wanting to take patches of because any light was painful, it wasn't pleasant but not horrific either.
I'm now 38 years old and can still see perfectly, best thing I ever had done.

My sister had hers done a few years after me and went for the laser treatment which pretty much heals in 3 days, she however was wearing glasses again within 8 years, but the clinic that did hers carried out the procedure for her again free of charge and she's still without glasses.
09:54, Wed 11 Sep
Sort of interested in it myself, not least because a mate of mine, Frederic, had it done about 15 years ago and absolutely swears by it. On the other hand, though, another old friend of mine, Charlie, had it done two years ago and has ended up blind in one eye. I would suggest doing considerable independent research before deciding - the companies selling these procedures will tell you about cases like Frederic, but not mention cases like Charlie.
10:35, Wed 11 Sep
My gaffer, who is a daft bastard to start with had it done last year and still has to use reading glasses, plus, the font on her PC is so big you can read the shit she writes from the other side of the city
10:51, Wed 11 Sep
I want it done but as I'm practically blind in my one eye and that can't improve, it was suggested that it may not be worth the risk in case there's complications if they did the other.
Revere me.
JCL
11:03, Wed 11 Sep
Best thing I have ever spent money on.

Did it about 5 years ago, I could see close fine but distance was a bit sketchy, just got board of needing glasses and putting and taking out contact lenses. Also I had ben talking about it and then come home to voucher for a discount, so thought that was sign to get on get it done.

The procedure is super quick, I was in and out in about 30 mins I think. Do need someone with you as you walk out blurry as feck.

Mine was done in the afternoon, 3-4ish I think. Got home, went to bed in a dark room and pretty much slept until the morning. You get some drops and funky swimming type goggles to wear as your eyes will run. I did wake up at one point with a crazy pain in my eyes, which I would not want again, but I was able to fall asleep again pretty quick.

When I woke up properly the next day, first thing was to look over at the alarm clock on the other side of the room, which was always blurry, was crystal clear. Opened the curtains, HD vision.

You go back to have it checked it out and I was better than 20-20. Took maybe a cope of days before there weren’t slight halos around car lights when driving at night, but 5 years and no issues and eyes like a hawk.

The treatments are only getting better and better, the one I had was approved for Astronauts. Think was a couple of G, but well worth it.

They do tell you your eyes will degenerate, nothing that can stop that, but I need to have reading glasses in 15 years, so be it, better than having wear them for the full 20!
It's always easier to believe something than understand it.
CJ
12:18, Wed 11 Sep
JCL
Careful if you have high eye pressure or are at risk of glaucoma, specialists don't recommend it as it thins the eye lens,