- Posted on 17/09/2014
- City : Hertfordshire
I am 23 years old and everything was wrong with my eyesight before eye surgery at Accuvision. I had a prescription of +12.50 and -4.00 astigmatism in both eyes which meant that I had to rely on yearly contact lenses to see and work every day. Cleaning them all the time meant that they would break and I would have to keep replacing them and this was very frustrating.
My Uncle and Aunt had visited Accuvision a few years ago and received a great service and that is why they recommended I contact them for a consultation to see if anything could be done for me. I went to see them in October last year and was very encouraged by what they said they might be able to do for me. I was hoping that I could move out of the very expensive yearly contact lenses and move down to monthlies or weeklies. There was no pressure during the consultation, it was all for me and about my vision, just trying to help me find a way to improve my vision. Whatever I asked there was an answer for and what ever they did not know at the time they would find out for me. I re-visited them in June for the surgery having saved up for the treatment. They repeated many of the eye tests to check I was still suitable and then put me forward for surgery. I was very nervous but that was to be expected. Both my eyes were done at the same time and I could feel the effects straight away. There was no pain, it took about 10 minutes and I was out recovering. My eyes were a bit teary but after half an hour I could start reading things I could never have read before. When I left the clinic on the surgery day I went straight to a local shop to buy my favourite chocolate bar (Yorkie) but I could never see them before but this time I could pick it out straight away. I put drops in my eyes religously when I got home, as I was told to do and I have never had dry eye since the surgery. Many of my friends had treatment elsewhere and have suffered from dry eye for a long time after. My family and friends all know my experience and they are all keen to visit Accuvision to see what can be done for them. My work life has also changed in the last 3 months since surgery. Being a contractor I find myself in dirty dark places like lofts. Before surgery I found it very difficult to operate in these places and had to turn certain jobs down as I knew I would not be able to function properly in them and do the job with the yearly contacts. Now I can take a spare pair of dailies with me and just pop them in if I need to. My eyes do not get so tired and I am able to take on much more varied work as a result of the surgery. Nothing is holding me back. Infact over the last 3 months the laser eye surgery has already paid for itself. I can do so much more. The day after the surgery I was walking from the house to the station and I could read number plates without glasses. When I got to the clinic the day after the surgery my eyesight was checked and instead of it being +8.00 as I was expecting, it was registered as +5.50 with no astigmatism. I went back a week later and it was still stable at +5.50 and then today for my 3 month check up I was registering +5.00 and could be discharged at the next visit.
I can only thank Accuvision for changing my vision and changing my future.
- Customer Services: 5/5
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- Clinical Team: 5/5
- Technology: 5/5