Gifford Box

I had Lasik with Wavefront treatment at Advanced Vision Care (AVC) on Harley Street on 11/02/10. I was incredibly nervous about the procedure and wanted to feel comfortable that I understood the risks documented in various materials. All of the staff were very knowledgeable and were able to talk me through the risks in detail, including the probability, and the implications, until I was satisfied that I understood enough. I was not pushed into having the procedure in the slightest, and was always prompted to ask questions during the assessment to ensure I was happy with the progression. After reading all of the documentation, and having the 2 hour assessment, clarifying all of my queries (I had a lot!) I was confident that this was the best team of people, and I trusted them. I was -3.00 in both eyes before the treatment and had worn contact lenses for 9 years. Mr Pillai was confident that he could give me 20/20 vision. One week after the treatment I revisited AVC and a prescription test returned a perfect 0 prescription in both eyes. I could see the 20/20 line on the chart with one eye, and the line above with my left. I was informed that my vision would continue to get better over the next 6 weeks, and I can confidently say that it has. My vision is incredible, I am amazed every single day, and I’d recommend the team at AVC to anyone. The procedure itself did not hurt at all, it was simply unusual as you haven’t ever experienced pressure or movement/touching of your eye before. I must stress that I did not feel any pain whatsoever. I was also amazed at the speed of the procedure – don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t rushed, but it doesn’t take very long at all. I think I was only on the treatment bed for 8 or 9 minutes. I can’t remember what the machines were called – they will be able to tell you, but I know they are state of the art, and if you are suitable for Wavefront then definitely have it. I am thoroughly impressed and grateful to the team at AVC and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Go and have an assessment and see what the results are. You can always walk away at that point – I’m SO glad that I didn’t though.