Laser eye surgery for astigmatism correction

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by smcapstick, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Further to the other thread regarding laser eye surgery, I’d like to focus (pun intended) on corrective laser treatment for a mild astigmatism.

    Has anyone had it done? What was it like, how was the recovery and most importantly, did it work?

    My vision isn’t bad by any means... but the very fact that it’s my right eye is incredibly irksome.

    1) My vision isn’t as good as it could and should be.
    2) Reading small print or similar (such as a tape measure) in poor light is increasingly difficult.
    3) Aquisition when using optics (binoculars, scopes etc.) is difficult.
    4) Shooting with open sights is becoming very hard indeed.
    5) I’m not old enough to be blind!

    I don’t want to go down the glasses route if laser treatment is effective and minimally disruptive. I’ve had two hospital jobs this year- I may as well go for the hat trick!

    Any experiences would be most welcome.

    TIA
    smcapstick
     
  2. Weare Cham

    Weare Cham Member

    Location:
    N. Devon
    I had lasik in 2014, blooming marvellous, but I didn't have astigmatism, but I have a mate who did and as far as I am aware sorted it.

    I went with optical express (so did my mate) they'll try and push a "deal" but the actual procedure is OK.
     
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  3. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Member

    My wife has it and was told laser surgery wasn't able to treat it. Maybe something has changed
     
  4. Timbo

    Timbo Member

    Location:
    Gods County

    ^^^ was told the same thing a while back but things nay have changed
     
  5. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    A cursory google search brought up lots of results, from companies we've all heard of. It sounded pretty straightforward, too?
     
  6. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Member

    Checked with wifey and she says her optician told her there are some types that can't be lasered but your optician will advise you
     
  7. Princess Pooper

    Location:
    East Mids
    I had severe astigmatism from teen years and always wore glasses or contact lenses. I never looked into laser surgery, one reason being that my prescription kept changing so any 'corrective treatment ' would soon have been out of date.

    Can't you wear contacts?

    PS the 'reading in small print... low light' is probably not astigmatism but the a ageing process, likely to get worse and a different issue entirely !
     
  8. Weare Cham

    Weare Cham Member

    Location:
    N. Devon
    Yes, my prescription was unchanged for 10 years so had it done.
     

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