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Old 03-31-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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hope all goes well....i'm too chicken to get it.....
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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This is on my list of things to do, so sick of contacts.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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<--- this.

Though I should note that when I looked into it 15 years ago, I went to a consultation that included a filling out a questionnaire asking my name, age, medical history, allergies, current medications, why I was seeking it, how important was correct vision to me, how I felt when things don't tun out as expected, would I sue someone if they made something worse than before they started...

That's when I decided maybe this sort of thing wasn't for me.

I had a friend who had it done. Her vision wasn't that bad, maybe 20/40. Within a year or two she found she still needed glassed on occasion, and saw 'halos' at night all the time. That was about 7-8 years ago though, I'd like to think techniques have improved and I wish the best of results for the o.p.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #6
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<--- this.

Though I should note that when I looked into it 15 years ago, I went to a consultation that included a filling out a questionnaire asking my name, age, medical history, allergies, current medications, why I was seeking it, how important was correct vision to me, how I felt when things don't tun out as expected, would I sue someone if they made something worse than before they started...

That's when I decided maybe this sort of thing wasn't for me.

I had a friend who had it done. Her vision wasn't that bad, maybe 20/40. Within a year or two she found she still needed glassed on occasion, and saw 'halos' at night all the time. That was about 7-8 years ago though, I'd like to think techniques have improved and I wish the best of results for the o.p.
Yeah I hate that 20/20 isn't even garaunteed anymore!? Wth!
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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I also looked into it. I found out that after the procedure you can not wear contacts ever again since the surgery changed the shape of your eye. So ten years from now when your vision starts to go you are stuck wearing glasses..... That turned me off

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Awesome! Got it done a couple of months ago, best money I ever spent. Some discomfort the first day, and very light sensitive. The next day I was walking around town without sunglasses and had no issues.

Barely need to use eye-drops anymore, and the halos are very minimal.

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My wife recently had it done and loves it. I got to watch the procedure on a cctv which was fascinating.
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now she wont need glasses to find your cawk
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I also looked into it. I found out that after the procedure you can not wear contacts ever again since the surgery changed the shape of your eye. So ten years from now when your vision starts to go you are stuck wearing glasses..... That turned me off

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I dont think that's correct. I'm hardly an expert, but I did quite a bit of research before I got zapped and dont remember hearing that. Can you cite a reliable source for that info? It would be very surprising if the slight changes caused by LASIK make the shape of a persons eye fall outside the normal range of variance of natural human eyes that contact lens mfgs account for to begin with.


OP, I had LASIK in Dec 2003 and it's been AWESOME! For scuba diving, auto racing, bike riding, b-ball, travel and just waking up in the am with clear vision, it's been terrific.

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wish I could do it, but my eyes are still getting worse, which apparently disqualifies me as a candidate.
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After doing it and over time it gets worst again where you need glasses , are you able to do it again without problems?
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Yes with Lasik you can, with PRK its a one pump chump
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I also looked into it. I found out that after the procedure you can not wear contacts ever again since the surgery changed the shape of your eye. So ten years from now when your vision starts to go you are stuck wearing glasses..... That turned me off

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You are thinking of PRK. With lasik they slice the eye corena off ( sounds way way worse than it really is" and they zap it form the inside. After it heals its nearly as stong as it was before.
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I had PRK 15 years ago, had 20/750 after it was 20/20 in one and 20/40 in the other eye. Need slight correction now and wear contacts or glasses... best money I ever spent, had it done in Canada back then. Daughter had it done a year ago and loves it...you will not be sorry!
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