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
     
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  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
     
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  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.
     
  9. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Lots worst off after some treatments.
    Is not suitable as said above for some.
    New procedure is where the eye lens is cut out and a fixed strength lens is replaced and then glasses are used to correct afterwards.
    Ie.new lens is near or far and glasses adjust.
    As far as I know there is no way to get the natural compensation or distance adjust lens yet ?
    Your optician will advise.
     
  10. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    I asked my doctor about laser treatment, he replied "I can't name one doctor who would let a laser near their eyes"

    A friends sister had it done private in Leeds, she doesn't need glasses for driving or distance sight, but still does for reading or sewing.
     
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  11. br jones

    br jones Member

    Wife had 2 new lenses fitted ,she was long sighted,short sighted,a double astigmtism,a varyfocal lense was fitted,now she is 2 lines on the chart better than 20 /20,changec her life completely,no glasses for anything can thread a needle no probs ,
     
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  12. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Cost a bit did it?
     
  13. br jones

    br jones Member

    The best 4 grand we ever spent ,her glasses and contacts were around 550 a year,plus the faff of not being able to drive safely ,the money is irrelevant compared to real good eyesight
     
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  14. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Hope it all continues.
     
  15. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    My eysieyes is crap, wore eye patch when in primary school, glasses for driving, reading etc, struggle in poor light etc, but I'm fudged if I'm going to have someone near them with a laser
     
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  16. massey765

    massey765 Member

    Location:
    nr clitheroe lancs
    it would level em up a bit o_O:whistle::)
     
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  17. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Certain astigmatism's can not be done!
     

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