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# 1 : Tuesday 27-1-2009 @ 22:29
 
 
Does anyone have any advice on laser eye surgery, Had a free consultation done, but it seems as though it costs much more than the advertised prices.
I know that it depends on your prescription and the type of treatment, but even with the basic treatment my surgery will still cost €2380.00.
would just like to know if other people have had it done and what was paid? or am i being ripped off?
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# 2 : Tuesday 27-1-2009 @ 22:32
 
 
A friend of mine got it done recently and he told me that it cost around that amount...

Those ads that claim it costs as little as €595 per eye are merely to reel you in...
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# 3 : Tuesday 27-1-2009 @ 22:34
 
 
Hey I am considering having it done too. I cant do the contact lense thing, and am sick of glasses - especially as I recently bought a new pair and hate them.

Anyway, I digress. I hear that Optical Express ( http://ie.opticalexpress.com/laser-eye-surgery.html?WT.srch=1&gcl etc ... are approx 580/eye.

However to be honest, I have heard stories of permament dry eye etc., so one thing I would be happy to pay over the odds for is eye surgery. Make sure you check out your surgeon - the ads where they say we have carried out over XXX procedures means nothing if your surgeon is a newbie! I know they have to learn, just not on me!
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# 4 : Tuesday 27-1-2009 @ 22:35
 
 
I got mine done last March. It cost me about 3000 for both eyes. I could have got it done for 2000 in the same clinic, but I paid extra for "wavefront" which means it was more accurate.

of the 3000, I got 1000 back from my health insurance, and am due another 800 back in tax, so it will end up costing me about 1200.

It was very sucessful, by the way - I was VERY blind and now have no glasses.
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# 5 : Tuesday 27-1-2009 @ 22:36
 
 
I went to optical express and hence the topic.
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# 6 : Tuesday 27-1-2009 @ 22:39
 
 
where did you get yours done dublinguy
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# 7 : Tuesday 27-1-2009 @ 22:40
 
 
Someone said :
where did you get yours done dublinguy

I got mine done in Optalise, Ely Place, off Stephens Green.

The surgeon was a guy called Mr Nialander, who also does it in various hospitals in the UK
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# 8 : Wednesday 28-1-2009 @ 00:07
 
 
Hi cthebigpicture and welcome to Gaire.

If you do a search you'll find that there's a fairly extensive thread on this subject already

Link For This Page : https://www.gaire.com/e/f/view.asp?parent=820962

Hopefully that might answer some of your questions.
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# 9 : Thursday 29-1-2009 @ 11:22
 
 
hey, i had it done at the end of August at the National eye centre, across from the Rotunda maternity hospital. It cost me E3000 and will be getting back 42% of that back on tax. Amazing job and im very happy. Had dry eyes for aroung 6 weeks but took drops to sort that problem out. Almost 6 months on and its great no contact lenses or glasses. Good luck with it
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# 10 : Thursday 29-1-2009 @ 11:35
 
 
My Dad got it done and he claims it's the worst mistake he has ever made.
His distance sight is perfect, but he can't see anything up close, for example, if he's driving the car, he can't see the speedometer.
I think they may have over-corrected and might have to do another procedure.
It cost him a small fortune as well..
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# 11 : Thursday 27-8-2009 @ 12:50
 
 
Hmm im thinking of getting this done. Ive ultra sensitive eyes and ive never really found contact lenses (ive gone through many different brands) comfortable. In saying that i use lenses all the time, despite the discomfort because im vain you see. But im spending a small fortune on lenses, so laser surgery would probably be cheaper in the longterm. Id do it but id feel like i was flying in the face of god and probably end up blind. Just bumping this thread to see if anyone else has had it done
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# 12 : Thursday 27-8-2009 @ 15:46
 
 
i'm hoping to get mine done in the next few months - researched loads online and i reckon it'll cost the bones 0f 6 grand - don't have health insurance so wont be able to get any back - it would be great to get the cheap version but i'm rarely lucky so i'm preparing myself for the larger amount - if i can get the reduced version i'd be thrilled
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# 13 : Thursday 27-8-2009 @ 16:37
 
 
Someone said :
i'm hoping to get mine done in the next few months - researched loads online and i reckon it'll cost the bones 0f 6 grand - don't have health insurance so wont be able to get any back - it would be great to get the cheap version but i'm rarely lucky so i'm preparing myself for the larger amount - if i can get the reduced version i'd be thrilled

€6000 is a lot but lenses over the course of a few years are as expensive. At least mine are, and im not talking about them fancy coloured ones your always hawking around Mike Hey maybe while they are at it they could kit you out with some Betazoid eyes??
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# 14 : Thursday 27-8-2009 @ 18:06
 
 
MY brother got it done and it cost a lot less then that, i think Optilase are doing a e1000 off promotion if you have vhi or bupa.

Id say shop around, theres a few practiitioners out there. But all in all...my bro was very happy with results and still is today!
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# 15 : Thursday 27-8-2009 @ 20:42
 
 
Someone said :

€6000 is a lot but lenses over the course of a few years are as expensive. At least mine are, and im not talking about them fancy coloured ones your always hawking around Mike Hey maybe while they are at it they could kit you out with some Betazoid eyes??

I have the Betazoid eyes - the only reason I'm getting the surgery, if i can afford it, is to get my mirror lenses - they only come in prescription-free strength
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