Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lee gray, Jun 28, 2020.
anyone had laser surgery there?
I had laser surgery with LVC in 2009 to correct my high-degree myopia (-9, -10).
I had a problem wearing contact lenses and at the time they were the only place in the UK (poss Europe) able to correct such short-sightedness.
They were absolutely fantastic in every respect and the surgeon Glenn Carp superb.
Despite the myopia my corrected vision was 20/10 and has only just started regressing in the last couple of years. I planned to go for a consultation this year to explore the possibility of a ‘top-up’ but recent events have delayed that now.
Feel free to msg me and happy to give any more in-depth details as required.
this is very interesting.
I have fairly awful long sighted vision and would love to get laser correction. Not many places do my prescription though certainly not enough to give me confidence. What’s the deal with the regression and “top ups” is regression part of the deal or just part of ageing? And “top ups” is this possible? Would love to hear more info . Sorry for all the questions
Well i went for my 1st consultation on friday i to am very long sighted and have been turned down by other clinic however lvc say they can treat me and hope for 20/20 vision however cant garentee it im 34 years old and my glasses are +4.5 and +5 in the other my dilated eye sight is around +6 i am booked to have it the week b4 crimbi with mr carb
From what i was told on friday regression is part of the ageing that will effect everyone regardless of laser or not however as part of the healing of laser your eye can regress abit from the corrected state in whitch case lvc will do a top up treatement withing 1 year for low profile cases and 3 years for high profile cases but only if its safe to do so and there is enough material left on the eye to do so
I would love to say but when I went I couldn’t see it
thanks for this my vision is roughly the same as yours +5.25 in my worst eye.
I’m similar age to you. I think one of the main issues I’ve had with other clinics is I have an astigmatism too. Would you mind sharing roughly what you’ve been quoted and what it entails? What you might be able to expect in terms of results?
Don’t wear contact lenses.
I got pseudomonas from one. I’m now partially sighted as one of my eyes has a scarred cornea from it.
Used AccuVision at Wimbledon 2 yrs ago, when 42. Was -10 in both eyes, achieved 20/20.
Was very happy with both results and service. They had some of the best lasik wavefront tech based on my research at the time, which is why they could do it while many couldn't. Also no sales BS or pressure, which I appreciated. I even had a consultation with the surgeon for peace of mind, which they offer for £100, but then said they would waive the fee anyway after I had it.
I would get 3 consultations, then make your mind up.
LVC have the distinct benefit that the founder Dan Reinstein helped develop a new laser with/for Zeiss which apparently allows a much thinner flap to be created and therefore there is more material to work with (ie burn away).
I know the above applies for short-sightedness but long might well be different as it works the other way.
I was told regression was highly likely given my high prescription but my corrected vision was bang on for at least 8 years. It’s only recently started regressing but that’s likely due to natural ageing plus my high-degree myopia.
I had reservations at the time but certainly wasn’t a guinea pig and they’d done hundreds of successful procedures back in 2009. Since then many friends have had theirs done there, plus there’s an endless list of celebrities who’ve had theirs done at LVC in the last 5+ years.
Anyone who’s had correction from very bad vision ok to share rough costs? I’m guessing it’s 5 figures?
Can’t remember exactly but mine was around £6k with LVC in 2009. That was for -9,-10.
I’d pay the same again tomorrow and come to think of it I was likely paying more than £1k/yr on contact lenses and glasses.
Ironically, probably one of the cheaper procedures available on Harley St...
It was around £3.7K, going by memory. The do special offers, but not generally applicable for higher prescriptions.
The places I rejected phoned me every week to lower their quote. AccuVision said the price was the price, and never contacted me to chase, which I liked.
Maybe consider orthokeratology as its reversible nonsurgical and has great results, I had it from the age of 25 to the age of 50 and stopped when I needed glasses for reading
Hi mate yes thr lvc have low and high profile cases low being charged at £5200 for both eyes and high being £6500 from what i understood is they are going into this with the intention of full correction but cant garentee this and i could regress at any point after the op but will never regress to what i am now
thanks for this. I will see about a consultation. Are the waiting times long?
I dont think so mate i booked mine about 6 to 8 weeks ago but that was right in the middle of lock hence the wait its worth mentioning with lvc u have to pay £500 upfront for tue consultation this is then deducted from the final bill if u are not suitable u get a full refund however if u are and u choose not to have it u will only get half back
Had mine done with Optimax in Nottingham about 9 years ago (although they've moved to Leicester now).
I was only mildly short sighted though so it was pretty straightforward and the results were perfect 20/20.
They did make it clear that at some point in my 40's I will need reading glasses as the eye deteriorates due to age. I'm 43 now and still 20/20.
I had the custom wavefront and paid £1500 although it was a special offer at the time. They initially wanted 2.5k but kept sending me special offers until the 1.5k deal dropped as long as it was done in December (this was 9 years ago though mind).
It was genuinely life changing, id recommend it in a heartbeat
cant say fairer than that
Unlucky for the choice of clinic for being to long sighted is very very limited trust every clinic will tel u to come for the consultation even know they know fine well they can only treat +4.50 wen dilated