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Do you want to turn it into a bet & up the odds?
I don't have any issues just see the possibility of making some easy money.
No, I'm saying that by even suggesting this and then inexplicably wanting to take it further, as though I would have any remote interest in doing so, you have issues. Whether you realise it or not is another thing.
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Old 29.02.2016, 18:33
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No, I'm saying that by even suggesting this and then inexplicably wanting to take it further, you have issues. Whether you realise it or not is another thing.
I am amazed you won't put your money where your mouth is, you like to bully people but won't risk 100 CHF when challenged. Quite amusing really.
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Old 29.02.2016, 18:41
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I am amazed you won't put your money where your mouth is, you like to bully people but won't risk 100 CHF when challenged. Quite amusing really.
This is really one of those WTF moments. I'll leave you to your, erm, whatever it is you're doing.
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Re: Laser Eye Surgery in Zurich

Hi all

I did TransPRK 1.5 years ago at Laservista Zurich. Can highly recommend this place and this procedure ! Happy to answer any questions to anyone thinking about doing it!

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Re: Laser Eye Surgery in Zurich

Long overdue update of this thread.

I had the eye surgery back in March 2016, regular bladed LASIK at Focuslaser next to HB. The procedure was, while not painful, definitely less than pleasant to say the least, it's a rather odd feeling to smell your eye burning and then feel it being cut into. Ugh. Focuslaser was surprisingly good, the staff are lovely and the doctor was competent. I would recommend them.

I had a week of fairly strong discomfort after the surgery with feelings of grittiness and sensitivity to light, and then a couple of months of religiously applying eye drops. I suffered initial blurriness and it just felt weird, with the occasional headache, as my brain struggled to get used to the corrected vision. I also suffered initial halo'ing in bright lights at night, but this has receded and my night vision is actually pretty damn good, as good as before if not better. I was also very worried about rubbing my eye or that I would have to be super careful, but everything seems to have healed as well as I could have hoped and now I just do everything I used to do.

I feel that my final results are the best I could have reasonably hoped for, I no longer need glasses to read, use a computer, or in daily life. Is my vision 100% perfect? Nope, my left eye will always be naturally weaker than my right, especially when I close my right eye and use only my left, but luckily my strong right eye compensates for that and when both are open my vision is sharp. Sure my eyes will deteriorate as I age, but while I'm still reasonably young this is exactly how I want to enjoy life, free from glasses.

Best 3600chf I have ever spent.
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Thanks for the useful update, Richdog. I read this thread recently, and wondered how it had gone for you.
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Re: Laser Eye Surgery in Zurich

I had LASIK at Focuslaser in September and so far so good. As Richdog said, the procedure was not painful but I found it quite uncomfortable. I found that looking after one's eyes after the procedure to be the most annoying part, I was extremely paranoid about rubbing my eyes and dislocating the flap. I was very cautious for the first 4 weeks but gradually as my eyes started to feel normal again these worries subsided.

I found the focuslaser team to be really nice and professional, the 24 hours, 1 week and 1 month checks went absolutely fine. My left eye is better than 20/20 and my right eye is slightly weaker, but still 20/20 I believe. I used the single-dose artificial tears for about 6 weeks after the procedure and occasionally use them now (perhaps twice a week).

I would definitely recommend the team at focuslaser, but would advise anyone thinking to get LASIK that the drop schedule and worrying about one's eyes for the first 6 weeks can be quite stressful. My other half got PRK about a year prior, and while it is extremely painful the first few days, there is much less worry about flap dislocation after.
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Re: Laser Eye Surgery in Zurich

Thanks for the update Richdog, pleased to hear it went so well

How you describe your experience is so similar to how I recall my own! The smell and the sensation of melted eyeball rolling down my cheek still haunts me haha.
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Re: Laser Eye Surgery in Zurich

great thread, thanks for sharing your experiences. im seriously tempted to do this after years of indecision. one question I have is why is Laservista double the price of Focus Laser? is there anything in it quality wise? hows your vision now Richdog?
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great thread, thanks for sharing your experiences. im seriously tempted to do this after years of indecision. one question I have is why is Laservista double the price of Focus Laser? is there anything in it quality wise? hows your vision now Richdog?
Difference in costs is usually due to the particular laser that the clinics use. More modern machines will cost more to reimburse and service, and the clinics will pass that on to the consumer, knowing many will prefer to be operated on by a newer machine. In reality, the machines typically differ in the eye tracking resolution (potentially giving higher accuracy) and flap creating techniques (done with a laser rather than a microkeratome). Both laser and microkeratome techniques have pros and cons so its not an easy choice to make.
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Old 16.03.2017, 15:07
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great thread, thanks for sharing your experiences. im seriously tempted to do this after years of indecision. one question I have is why is Laservista double the price of Focus Laser? is there anything in it quality wise? hows your vision now Richdog?
Any price differences are usually due to a difference in technology (as Artax wrote above) or also potentially the calibre and reputation of the eye surgeon, the location and facilities, etc etc...

All I know is my eyes seem to still be good. My left eye is still a bit weaker of the two (but is naturally so), but my right eye is spot on. I suffer no dry eyes, and my night vision is still very good.

I am very much looking forward to 10-15 years of no glasses and consider it one of the best things I have ever done in terms of my quality of life. It is an extremely liberating thing to be free of a very (in my view) physically limiting thing like poor eyesight. No more self-consciousness about how I look wearing glasses, no more worrying about forgetting them and not being able to read or use a PC, etc etc.

It is a procedure I can wholeheartedly recommend.
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I am very much looking forward to 10-15 years of no glasses and consider it one of the best things I have ever done in terms of my quality of life. It is an extremely liberating thing to be free of a very (in my view) physically limiting thing like poor eyesight.
It is a procedure I can wholeheartedly recommend.
Totally agree. Did it 2006. It was - and still is - like a dream come true.
After a lot of research I went with Professor Theo Seiler, IROC Zurich. I did not bother about the price - it was about my eyes after all.
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Totally agree. Did it 2006. It was - and still is - like a dream come true.
After a lot of research I went with Professor Theo Seiler, IROC Zurich. I did not bother about the price - it was about my eyes after all.
Well, it's ok saying "I didn't bother about the price" as though you would pay any amount to have it done, but at the same time there is no point paying more than you need to, and the only good clinics are not the most expensive ones. With careful research and taking into account user feedback you can find the best fit for your budget.
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Well, it's ok saying "I didn't bother about the price" as though you would pay any amount to have it done, but at the same time there is no point paying more than you need to, and the only good clinics are not the most expensive ones. With careful research and taking into account user feedback you can find the best fit for your budget.
If you did good, detailed research on Prof. Seiler you would know what I mean. Plus it was in 2006 - although I would still let only him touch my eyes when it comes to such a big thing.
There are two things I would never take even the slightest risk in order to save money and that is my teeth and my eyes. That is my personal opinion, therefore non criticizable, I'm afraid.
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If you did good, detailed research on Prof. Seiler you would know what I mean. Plus it was in 2006 - although I would still let only him touch my eyes when it comes to such a big thing.
There are two things I would never take even the slightest risk in order to save money and that is my teeth and my eyes. That is my personal opinion, therefore non criticizable, I'm afraid.
There are many good eye surgeons, so it's a very subjective view, which you are of course entitled to.
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Long overdue update of this thread.

I had the eye surgery back in March 2016, regular bladed LASIK at Focuslaser next to HB.
Originally you talked about doing Trans PRK because you were into martial arts & did not want a flap, why did you change your mind?
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There are many good eye surgeons, so it's a very subjective view, which you are of course entitled to.
Yeah but they all followed Professor Theo Seiler! He was the first and he was and is also constantly involved in the developement of better lasers.
Your cheap ones are just his followers.
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Yeah but they all followed Professor Theo Seiler! He was the first and he was and is also constantly involved in the developement of better lasers.
Your cheap ones are just his followers.
Ok, sure curley.
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