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Laser Eye Surgery..

Posted by agnes-188419 - Created: 13 years ago
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Posted by Mojo-197848 - 13 years ago

Thanks for the info Orme.

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Posted by orme-197181 - 13 years ago

Mojo,  the opticians here in France don't work exactly the same way as in the UK.  First you have to go to the ophthalmalogue (a doctor specialising in eyes) for the prescription, then you take the prescription (ordonnance) to the optician who makes up the glasses.  I think you are right to seek a second opinion, either in the UK or France to put your mind at rest if nothîng else!

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Posted by indofrenchguy - 13 years ago

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Posted by Miss Varna - 13 years ago

No Mojo, I did understand that you do not want your son to undergo surgery while still being a child, don't worry ;-) But I just wanted to point out that even as an adult he might have to wait longer than he wants to.

As for an optician, I am sorry I cannot help you - I haven't been to one here yet :(

Good luck!

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Posted by Mojo-197848 - 13 years ago

I get the impression that you think I am looking surgery now for my son. When I say older this is what I mean 20 plus.  And I am only looking at his options at this stage.  Not making a plans to have the little soul operated on.

However I do think I need to see an optician who knows what they are talking about as I have been given duff info about eyes being developed by 7 years, It seems you lot no more than they NHS, but that doesnt suprise me.    Thanks again for your input.

If you have any recommendations for and English speaking optician in the Grasse area ... not sure if you can do this... I would be very grateful.

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Posted by Miss Varna - 13 years ago

My doc told me that eyes continue growing (and thus worsening) until one is 20-30 yrs old. In order to undergo surgery, the eyes should have stagnated the last 2 years - thus it might be a while until your son will be able to do the surgery....

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Posted by Mojo-197848 - 13 years ago

Hello Orme,

Thanks for the martial arts info, my son was diagonised with longsightedness and not shortsightedness at the age of 3 this is when the squint was apparent, glasses are not a problem for him and he has never complained.  But Martial arts longsighted without glasses does that work?

His optician informed me that the eyes are fully developed by the age of 7.  After that nothing can be done to improve them such as patching which he has had.  No way would I consider surgery while he was still a child and it would be a decision of his when he is older with my full support.

 

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Posted by orme-197181 - 13 years ago

Mojo,  don't know much about this operation, but do know about wearing glasses, which I have been doing since I was 6 too !  Miss Varna has a good idea for the goggles, because it is nice to see where you are going when you are swimming!  Although if your son loves swimming, I guess he was swimming before you found out he needed glasses, so he has been swimming well without them?  It may be that he is OK to swim without glasses or goggles at the moment, but only he can tell you that! 

As for martial arts, my sons friend has quite bad eyesight but takes his glasses off for judo - apparently it is not necessary to see perfectly when tackling your opponent!  We found out my son was short-sighted too last January (he is 11).  He is very happy with his glasses (we made sure he had the ones he wanted, even though more expensive than others - I hated the ones I had to wear when I was a child, they were so ugly).  I wouldn't get my son operated, and I doubt whether anyone would operate on your son until his eyes have settled down.  His eyesight is likely to change as he grows up - mine finally settled when I was around 17.  In my opinion this sort of operation has to be decided by the person themselves - I, as a parent, wouldn't take that risk for my child.  Lots of children wear glasses and most of them look really cute - I bet your son does too!  And don't forget that he may be able to wear contact lenses when he is a bit older.  I do a lot of the time and you can get special ones for sport.  You say you don't have much experience with glasses, so let me assure you that it's nothing drastic and I expect your son is just really pleased to be able to see properly, I know I was!

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Posted by Mojo-197848 - 13 years ago

It is encouraging to know that these goggles are out there, I am suprised the optician never volunteered this information even when questioned. These I shall persue.  Thankyou for that. Its obvious I have a lot to learn.  

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Posted by Miss Varna - 13 years ago

Mojo,

I am sorry but I don't know about longsightedness, maybe a search on the net can help?

My eyes can be operated, but I myself chose not to do so because of the possible risks. I am very happy for everybody who did it and has had great results, but things CAN go wrong. True, the chance of a failed surgery is very low, but little does that count for me if I am amongst those 1 or 2%...

As I said, without glasses I cannot recognize my dearest family members nor my husband, I cannot read a book nor watch TV, do something on the PC, I would be smashed by a car the second I'd go out of the house. Still, I am a very active, sportive person. For swimming, your son can have goggles with optical lenses - I use masks with optical lenses for scuba diving, no problem at all. Dunno about martial arts, though - but ask the optician!

Me too I am the only one in my entire family with glasses, and I understand that you want the best for your son. I only want to point out that my life is not at all limited by my glasses and hope that others (will) feel the same.