I was lasered many times to treat proliferative diabetic retinopathy in both eyes during the late 80’s & early 90s. My eyes have been stable since that time. I visit that eye doctor on an annual basis for follow-up exam. I visit a regular eye doctor (offset by 6 months from the laser doc) for prescription glasses and regular eye exam.
The heavy laser treatment left me with no peripheral and little night vision to speak of, but it allows me to see.