After deliberating it for a couple of years - l went for it. Had Refractive Lens Replacement done - left eye was on Wednesday. Following day l had to go back for eye test and make sure all was OK. Told that l could drive. Second eye will be done next Friday.
Luckilly, l know two friends who have already had this procedure - and another two pals had theirs done the same day. You feel no discomfort - nothing. lt takes about 15mins.
To-day, l can read without glasses - Whoopeeeeeeeeeee. As l was sick of keep putting glasses on to read - then taking them off to walk about. And l had several falls that l think were caused by wearing my reading glasses whilst standing and turning.
Apart from all the cobwebs l can see - [and whiskers on my chin- Oh Dear] this morning l found myself reading all the small print on the bottles in my shower room. Before, l could not do this with my glasses on. And this is only the first eye. Colours are so much brighter. Just been out with the dogs on my scooter - had to wear my sunglasses to keep anything in from getting into my eye.
So glad l had it done - pity l did not do it sooner. My eyesight will not deteriorate - and l will never get cataracts now.
l am not supposed to lift anything heavy or bend down for a few weeks. Must not get water into them either. And no eye make-up - now this is the most difficult thing for me as l am a bit of ‘a tart’ when it comes to eye-makeup.
Love quiz programmes on the tele - and hated not being able to read the words on the screen. l love Only Connect - and l am quite good at it - but found myself standing right in front of the screen to read the clues.
lt is expensive - and we did choose the most expensive place to have it done as it was with the best eye specialist. But it is my eyes - and as l do not drink/smoke/ go on holidays/ do my own hair and nails - l think l am worth it. And think of the money l will save on spectacles!!!
Anyone thinking of having it done - please go for it. Some places offer interest free finance. We read all the reviews we could find before selecting our eye specialist.
We had ours done in Leamington Spa - about 45mins away from us.