- Posted on 14/02/2002
I cannot sing the praises of the Doctors and staff at Accuvision highly enough. I had been considering laser surgery for nearly a decade but it was only after contacting Accuvision that I felt confident enough to go ahead with the procedure. Accuvision’s ‘state of the art’ technology could virtually guarantee me 20/20 vision, and the patience of their staff as I asked hundreds of questions (often the same ones repeated) was commendable.
My prescription was -3 in both eyes, I’m 40 years old and I had worn glasses since I was 13. I had two main areas of concern when I first spoke to Accuvision. The first was that I would be able to see as well after surgery as I did with my lenses, and the second was that because of my age, I would become long sighted sooner than if I opted not to have surgery. After my initial consultation, Accuvision were able to virtually guarantee me 20/20 vision after surgery. They also explained that I would (like most people) become long sighted regardless of whether I went ahead with the procedure or not and that without surgery I would in a few years or so need bifocals. Having surgery would give me approx 5-10 years of ‘glasses free’ vision after which I would probably need to start wearing reading glasses as my eye muscles weakened and I became long sighted. The promise of 5-10 years without glasses was enough to persuade me to go ahead and have the laser eye surgery. I have to admit I was scared, terrified would be more accurate, but my fears proved to be totally unfounded. The procedure took approx 15 minutes and while it was slightly uncomfortable it did not hurt at all! My vision was instantly ‘cured’, as I left the operating theatre I was able to see my glasses on the table at the far end of the room and pick them up! You are advised to keep your eyes shut as much as possible in the next few hours after the op. To be honest that was the most comfortable thing to do, as my eyes felt as if I’d been swimming in an over chlorinated pool. It was an amazing feeling to be able to read car number plates without glasses as I left Accuvision and walked to my friend’s car.
My eyes stung for about 4 hours, but after that there was no discomfort and only a slight haziness in my vision, which cleared over the next few days. I was able to drive and return to work the morning after my op.
I am a Wimbledon tennis line judge and so perfect vision is of paramount importance to me. I would not have undergone surgery unless I was totally confident in the results that Accuvision would achieve. I also work fulltime, have 2 children and my husband travels a lot. I cannot stress how much easier life is without having to worry about lenses and solutions and glasses. My children no longer have to hunt for my specs every morning!! If you are considering eye surgery my advice is DO IT.
- Customer Services: 5/5
- Value for Money: 5/5
- Clinical Team: 5/5
- Technology: 5/5