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Fecking Eyes

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Carlos76, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Inca

    Inca Engaging Member

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    . How long until back at work/driving etc?
     
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    Guess who I bumped into at specsavers today.. .... Everybody!
     
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    Thought I didn't see you:facepalm::D
     
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    Nah Carlos 20 20 is this current year. You don't pay Specsavers a fee for telling you that you have cataracts. i was told 2 years ago but I can still see to pi$$ in the bog and drive a car.
    keep yer pecker up mate. Sh?t happens with age...................I effing well know.

     
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    Was a shock as I'm so young and good looking :facepalm::laff:
     
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    They suggested not to drive until next day at least, depending on what you do, back to work in a day or so. Eye drops for a week. Avoid knocks & sudden movements of head. Nae worries. Drops before op stings worse than actual op.
     
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    i did up to about 35 and i am now 45 but it started to get worse around 40 only short sited am crap up close with out a pare of gigs only pay a pound form pound shop for them lol i got about 10 pounds worth
     
  8. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    Get them checked! May just need glasses but just get them checked to make sure it's not something more serious..

    Cataracts are an easy fix really
     
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    Strathrpc, thanks for that answer. Amazingly short recovery period I’d have expected something a good bit longer. I really need to get to my optician and start talking.
     
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    Don't forget, you'll probably/almost certainly need glasses for reading after having them done.
     
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    pjgtech How many days till Xmas?

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    I found Specsavers the best out of a few we have around town
    I had perfect eyes up until about five years ago and now use glasses
    I went to a open day at a gun range the other week to shoot .22 rimfire and underlever rifles in .38 and .45
    I forgot my glasses and couldn’t see a thing
    The sights were blurry and the five targets 20m away were just one big blur
    I still managed to hit the paper but need to remember my specs next time
    I used to worry about warring glasses but now my sight is that far gone glasses are a gods send
     
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    Had mine done when I was 45
    Best thing I ever had done.
    After the second op, having 3D vision back and the strange looks in the hospital car park when I could judge distance and height again.
    You won’t regret it
     
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    They don’t get any better on their own and will detieriote VERY quickly!! ..I went to Boots opticians and was told my right eye was compensating for my left eye and never mentioned and cataracts ... got glasses and they were useless ... I went across the road to Specsavers and they said cataract on left eye booked me in with NHS to get it done ...3 months later my doctor says he doesn’t know what I am talking about and I need referring again! ... s0d that!! I couldn’t wait no longer so had it down privately....1yr later right eye is fooked so I had that one done privately as well,Both done by Optimax in Maidstone,Went in blind and 1/2hr later I could see “hallelujah praise the Lord” I had RLE (refractive lens exchange) .. stick a pin hole in a piece of paper and you will be able to see perfectly but only directly straight ahead
     
  15. Dr B

    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    I've got retinopathy in both eyes. My right eye is very good still. With my glasses i can read the bottom line of the eye chart no problem. My left eye, is a little more fooked. I had a macular odema in it. I've had 5 eye injections that have helped and i am due laser surgery in the left eye soon (its not the same as laser for getting better eyesight, but for sealing off problems at the back of my leaking eye). I see an opthalmologist every 4 months now. Its a pain, but they are monitoring things which is good.

    I have some distortions in both eyes, but particularly the left and it can be scary (blind spots, glassy pools etc) especially when a new one occurs. I'm in good hands and they are doing the best they can. I expect to lose a lot of sight in my left eye with old age, but just hope it holds out until I retire. Mine was missed by an independent glasses shop in Solihull in Birmingham when i went for my first glasses around 8 years ago. The opthalmologist recently told me my eye looks like its showing at least 10years worth of damage - so it was missed!!!! Not happy but what can you do.

    High blood pressure and sugar are the cause. Get yourself checked fellas.....

    Recently I started talking supplements for macular / retinal eye health. While I think a lot of the supplement market is nonsense, these are based on clinical trials. I'm not a medic and cannot recommend them to you legally. What I can tell you is there is some clinical science behind it and we'll see over time if it helps offset further deterioration. Prevention rather than cure and all that. They work for around 25% of patients with macular degeneration in that those patients reported no additional deterioration after taking them relative to a control group that did not take any (verified by eye tests).

    Here are some links.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B079BYPCFT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017RM5BAC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    I was given the option of having vary focal lenses but I opted to have distance lenses and only need glasses from the pound shop
     
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