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Old 03-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I know several people who've done it... 0 complaints from any of them.

If the dr sees you as a good candidate, I would def go for it
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Awesome feedback guys...much appreciated and taken into consideration
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Majority of people will have nothing but good things to say about it, the technology and experience of both Lasik and PRK procedures is dialed so tightly there should be no fear of getting it done. You'll always hear stories like "I knew a guy who's sister's piano repair man had it done any now he's got one arm", but take it with a grain of salt.

Pick a place that's been in the game for a long time and has a good reputation. They'll have enough customers that they don't need to lie to you about your outcome, they won't risk their hard earned reputation, and it won't cost you a penny for a consultation that'll answer all your questions.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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my wife had it done...

now her sister's piano repairman only has one arm...

other than that though, she loves it. a bit annoying in mornings and evenings as she needs eye drops, but definitely worth it. i had worse vision, and now occasionally, i have better vision that she does, but as far as she knows, she's thrilled with it.

i was hoping it would make her have issue seeing me and think i was attractive, but what can ya do.
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i just cant get over the fact about the whole eye slicing thing...

I know that these doctors been doing millions of these procedures. Its just that its not as comforting as lets say an ear tuck haha

Maybe im just not mentally ready for this yet
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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There are various types of technologies out there. Some procedures don't even require you to get your ''eye sliced''. If you're scared of that part, look into some ''toucheless'' methods.

- What is "No Touch" or "touchless" PRK?

"No touch" is transepithelial PRK (Photorefractivekeratotomy) with the where the top layer of the cornea (the epithelium) is removed by the laser beam.'' (Coal Harbour Lasik Eye Centre | Frequently Asked Questions)


The laser does the whole thing. It takes 3 months to fully heal, as opposed to 6 with the eye slicing method.


Consultations are free so I would try to get more than one opinion by trying various places, because they DO want your money. I know a woman who got refused in one place but approved in another..... weird no....?
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There are various types of technologies out there. Some procedures don't even require you to get your ''eye sliced''. If you're scared of that part, look into some ''toucheless'' methods.
Yeah, there's some newer methods out there that are well received.

My ex had it done, but needed to go in for a free touch-up after a year. Nothing horrible, just that things were getting a tad out of focus.

Even with the need for a second round of it, she was very pleased.

I'm considering it myself, but I'm holding out for my health plan to cover some of it.
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I can't wait to have some form of eye surgery performed. Just waiting for the optometrist to give me the ok. It sucks majorly, and is kind of dangerous, when my contacts get dried out and stick to my eyelids when I blink--while flying downhill on a snowboard, bicycle, or motorcycle.
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Prescription Sunglasses.. easy fixed. Thats what I wear when boarding. My goggles are designed to be able to wear sunglasses at the same time.
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