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Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

The big thing for me was the type of vison.  I wore contacts, sometimes glasses. The difference I had between contacts and post laser vision was like the difference between old analogue telly and Sky HD. It was unreal. Being able to count sheep on a mountain a couple of mile away whereas it'd all be a blur after. Life changing stuff really. 
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Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

The big thing for me was the type of vison.  I wore contacts, sometimes glasses. The difference I had between contacts and post laser vision was like the difference between old analogue telly and Sky HD. It was unreal. Being able to count sheep on a mountain a couple of mile away whereas it'd all be a blur after. Life changing stuff really. 
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Originally posted by Bandwagon Bandwagon wrote:

Originally posted by ShamtheRam ShamtheRam wrote:

Had it done 10-12 years ago. Best thing I ever did


Likewise, 10 years this year. Was worth ever penny.

I got it done about 12 years ago as soon as I needed glasses. 
The doc said I would need to go back later to get it done again but I’m still good. Would definitely recommend it. 
No hassle at all. I got it done on a Friday and was back at work on the Monday. 

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Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Originally posted by Bandwagon Bandwagon wrote:

Originally posted by ShamtheRam ShamtheRam wrote:

Had it done 10-12 years ago. Best thing I ever did


Likewise, 10 years this year. Was worth ever penny.

I got it done about 12 years ago as soon as I needed glasses. 
The doc said I would need to go back later to get it done again but I’m still good. Would definitely recommend it. 
No hassle at all. I got it done on a Friday and was back at work on the Monday. 

Said similar to me. I think he said when I hit 30 I might need it again but i'm 32 now, yes the eyesight is not as strong as it was but nowhere near needing to get it done again.
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How much is it to get the surgery?
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Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

How much is it to get the surgery?


Optilase rang me.  Couldn't get a proper quote off them.  They kept saying it depends on your eyes etc..  Anyway I asked for a ball park and I think you can get both eyes done for around 4000 or less.

She told me to go away and get an eye test and bring my prescription to them.  I was surprised at that.  I thought they would be testing your eyes an examining them and then tell you you need xyz etc. 

So next step is going to get an eye test in Specsavers.   I asked them about laser eye surgery before and they seem set against it.  Loss is custom I suppose although they would not admit that.


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Well the Germans beat them 13-0 and the Czechs beat them 7-0 so that suggests they are tightening things up at the back

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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

How much is it to get the surgery?


Optilase rang me.  Couldn't get a proper quote off them.  They kept saying it depends on your eyes etc..  Anyway I asked for a ball park and I think you can get both eyes done for around 4000 or less.

She told me to go away and get an eye test and bring my prescription to them.  I was surprised at that.  I thought they would be testing your eyes an examining them and then tell you you need xyz etc. 

So next step is going to get an eye test in Specsavers.   I asked them about laser eye surgery before and they seem set against it.  Loss is custom I suppose although they would not admit that.

Do you wear gregorys?
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Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

How much is it to get the surgery?


Optilase rang me.  Couldn't get a proper quote off them.  They kept saying it depends on your eyes etc..  Anyway I asked for a ball park and I think you can get both eyes done for around 4000 or less.

She told me to go away and get an eye test and bring my prescription to them.  I was surprised at that.  I thought they would be testing your eyes an examining them and then tell you you need xyz etc. 

So next step is going to get an eye test in Specsavers.   I asked them about laser eye surgery before and they seem set against it.  Loss is custom I suppose although they would not admit that.

Do you wear gregorys?


No.  I do have a pair I got 5 years ago but never wear them.  Haven't a scoobie what prescription they are.  Yer wan on the phone said to get another test anyway as it has been a few years.
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

How much is it to get the surgery?


Optilase rang me.  Couldn't get a proper quote off them.  They kept saying it depends on your eyes etc..  Anyway I asked for a ball park and I think you can get both eyes done for around 4000 or less.

She told me to go away and get an eye test and bring my prescription to them.  I was surprised at that.  I thought they would be testing your eyes an examining them and then tell you you need xyz etc. 

So next step is going to get an eye test in Specsavers.   I asked them about laser eye surgery before and they seem set against it.  Loss is custom I suppose although they would not admit that.

Do you wear gregorys?


No.  I do have a pair I got 5 years ago but never wear them.  Haven't a scoobie what prescription they are.  Yer wan on the phone said to get another test anyway as it has been a few years.

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Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

How much is it to get the surgery?


Optilase rang me.  Couldn't get a proper quote off them.  They kept saying it depends on your eyes etc..  Anyway I asked for a ball park and I think you can get both eyes done for around 4000 or less.

She told me to go away and get an eye test and bring my prescription to them.  I was surprised at that.  I thought they would be testing your eyes an examining them and then tell you you need xyz etc. 

So next step is going to get an eye test in Specsavers.   I asked them about laser eye surgery before and they seem set against it.  Loss is custom I suppose although they would not admit that.

Do you wear gregorys?


No.  I do have a pair I got 5 years ago but never wear them.  Haven't a scoobie what prescription they are.  Yer wan on the phone said to get another test anyway as it has been a few years.

Why wouldnt you just wear a pair of gregorys? A new look Cool


Don't like em Jeff.  Summink bout them.
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

How much is it to get the surgery?


Optilase rang me.  Couldn't get a proper quote off them.  They kept saying it depends on your eyes etc..  Anyway I asked for a ball park and I think you can get both eyes done for around 4000 or less.

She told me to go away and get an eye test and bring my prescription to them.  I was surprised at that.  I thought they would be testing your eyes an examining them and then tell you you need xyz etc. 

So next step is going to get an eye test in Specsavers.   I asked them about laser eye surgery before and they seem set against it.  Loss is custom I suppose although they would not admit that.

Do you wear gregorys?


No.  I do have a pair I got 5 years ago but never wear them.  Haven't a scoobie what prescription they are.  Yer wan on the phone said to get another test anyway as it has been a few years.

Why wouldnt you just wear a pair of gregorys? A new look Cool


Don't like em Jeff.  Summink bout them.

Here we go LOL

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They're a nuisance.  Can't play sport in them or anyfink.  Gives me the right hump.
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Had it done in 2013 at Mater Private. Was 1600 per eye, but with 20% tax back, membership of a medical scheme and Union optical scheme, my net was a fraction of the full cost.

The aftercare in Mater was outstanding. As for pain, when the protective lens was removed after a week it was f**king agony but next day was right as rain. I recommend it highly TJ. Have needed reading glasses the past 12 months but was advised of that likelihood before the surgery. In day to day life, my sight is still brilliant with no after effects whatsoever.
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and loads need reading glasses even if they don’t get surgery and often have two sets of glasses esp when they hit their 50s
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