Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:36 PM
Hi everyone, having already posted this elsewhere I'm reposting it as a new thread (I'm a new user & got lost!).
3 weeks ago I had Lasek Wavefront for prescriptions -4.25 & -3.50. and now I need +2.75 simply to read!!! Whilst I can probably see from the UK to the US I'm unable to see anything closer - including my toenails! Last night I even found that I could see TV better with +2.00 specs!
I have now discovered that at my age (57) this was almost guaranteed to happen, but at no time was I told beforehand. Had I known I'd have run out of that clinic so fast!
I've since discovered that other reputable clinics would have refused to treat me, or first explained that I would simply be swapping one problem for its polar opposite, & actually shown me what I would be facing.
As a person who loved books I can only spend a relatively short time reading (10 mins) before I get a headache & the letters blur; similarly @ computer.
I'm now on antidepressants & wake up to a panic attack every morning. I'm totally obsessed with what's happened - how could I not be given that as long as my eyes remain open there's no getting away from this waking nightmare.
it's only my anger that's keeping me from going under.
Googling has found a number of people like me who have had their lives ruined due to the treatment they received at this UK chain of clinics (can't give their name on this site). I have already been in contact with a few who told me they were hastily paid compensation & offered retreatment elsewhere. However, in at least two cases I've had contact with, the damage was done & no retreat possible. And what price can be put on your eyesight?!
Once the prescribed 3 months recovery time has gone by I intend to take action against this company, with a lawyer or via the internet, as I believe the clinic - office staffed by pretty girls deceptively dressed to look like nurses - is negligible in failing to present the facts to the patient BEFORE 'surgery'. It is only by trawling the internet that i now know as much as I do.
In the past, when faced with a real hospital operation, the doctor/anaesthetist talked me through everything first, including what might possibly go wrong. I expected the same from the doctor at the laser clinic.
I am therefore trying to contact anyone who has been treated at one of these UK clinics & was dissatisfied for one reason or another.
It's time all these cowboy laser clinics were prevented from damaging any more people's lives in their race to make a fortune.
I look forward to replies.