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Offline Rhino

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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2011, 10:07:42 am »
My son just had it done with amazing results. I was surprised that they did both eyes at the same time. When I had cataract surgery they did one eye waited a few months to be certain it was perfect then did the other eye.

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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2011, 10:17:37 am »
I had mine done in '98, I lead a pretty active outdoor life, and here in the Pacific Northwet glasses just suck.  The procedure went quite well, resulting in better then 20/20 vision, just the last 2 years I have started needing reading glasses.  I'd do it again in a rapid heartbeat.  I had both done at the same time, when I got done we went to dinner and wham!  I could read the menu without any optical aide.  I was driving the next day.  A note, the process involves burnt flesh, something I wasnt aware of, well, at least I didnt expect to smell burnt flesh.  I coulda taken some relaxers for the procedure, but I really hate doing them (drugs).  The procedure was pain free and other then the smell, exceeded my expectations.  I would suggest checking out Canada, my procedure cost me a whopping $990 US $$ total.

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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2011, 04:16:41 pm »
Mine were done in 1999, by some Canadian firm that went bankrupt on my second followup visit (I showed up for my appointment and the building was empty, no signs or nothing.)  Some people were unlucky and lost their money over the deal.

Anyway, the results were perfect - I was 20-15 in a week and to this day it's 20-20 or better, and I had 20-400 with bad astigmatism.

The only downside was the "halo" effect that made night vision difficult - the refraction around the cut area of the flap causes lights to have a blurry ring around them.  It was only bad for a couple weeks and it disappeared within six months.

Best money I've spent on eyes.  I wore glasses and contacts before that - I'll never go back.  I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2011, 07:13:43 pm »
She should have it done.

But for a birthday present?

Let her have the Lasik AND throw in a pair of diamond earrings.

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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2011, 07:44:28 pm »
She should have it done.

But for a birthday present?

Let her have the Lasik AND throw in a pair of diamond earrings.


Haha, the surgery alone is a big enough $ ticket for me, plus I need to still have $ for future farkles...  ;)


(Hmmm... MCcruise vs diamonds, easy decision for me there...  ;D )


Actually she really has wanted to get this done for quite awhile, so I think she would really appreciate it.




Thanks for all the inputs so far guy, wealth of knowledge on here for sure, much appreciated!  :hail: :thumbs: :grouphug:

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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2011, 11:18:14 pm »
I have not had Lasik done, I know several people who have, some have halos and weird night vision, others are fine.  In the spring of 2009 I had to have cataract surgery and interocular implants.  I let it go as long as I could until I was dangerous to drive and could barely do my job.  I was never adjudicated “legally blind” but it was very close.  Losing your vision is a life-altering thing and I honestly don’t know if I would continue on if I lost it all.  Might just have a gun-cleaning accident.  The cataract surgery went perfectly. I have 20/20 distance vision, and use readers for close up.  That’s no big deal, before the surgery I was wearing rigid gas-permeable contact lenses and readers, so I’m ahead of that game.

The point I make is that after losing a significant portion of my sight, then regaining it literally overnight,  for me (everyone else is different) I would not risk losing even .01% of the vision I have for the sake of the “convenience” of not wearing glasses or contacts.  I protect my eyes at all costs now and I would do anything to keep the vision that I have.  I wish everyone the best of luck in whatever they chose.
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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2011, 01:52:16 am »
My Lasik was performed around 9 years ago and for many years I felt it was the best $$ I had ever spent. Now.....I cant say that. My right eye has developed what is called corneal ectasia http://www.lasikcomplications.com/ectasia.htm. I now must wear a very expensive contact in my right eye in order to be able to see 20/25 in that eye. There are no glasses that can correct what has happened to my eye and this type of special contact or a cornea replacement are my only options.  I had Lasik to get rid of contacts and the irony is now that because of Lasik, I am forced to wear them in one eye. My left eye is still holding strong at 20/20 with no issues at all. I think the percentage of risk is something to be considered and only you and your wife can make the decision......but as you can see from the responses here ...... things can go wrong.
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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2011, 06:13:26 am »
I did lasik 7 years ago. It has been the best gift that I have ever got me, other than my C 14 of course  ;D. I had monovision wich means that I one eye for long distance, dominant one, and one for short distance. Sinec I'm over 50 i will need a tre-touch in a few years other than that I love it.

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Re: Anyone had Lasik eye surgery?
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2011, 04:16:06 pm »
My 2 pesos' worth . . .

My ortho-whatever (eye doctor) had it done about 5 or 6 six years ago. She loved it and told me all about it and I was curious enough to do some research to see if I would risk it.

Anyhow, after about 3 or 4 years, I come in for a vision test and she's back to wearing glasses. Said it hadn't worked out for her. I forget the fine details of why.