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Mr. Polonia 03-16-2010 08:05 AM

LASIK eye surgery??
 
anyone ever went thru this...? at first a couple of yrs ago i didnt want to risk it, since it was new technology, but after 10 yrs or so im contemplating it.

Any experiences with this ??

gjsnowboarder 03-16-2010 09:49 AM

I had a friend get this about two years ago and he has been happy ever since with the results. No complications that he has spoken of.

Zee 03-16-2010 09:52 AM

I had it done about 6 years ago, no complaints except people who leave their high beams on. My eyes are more sensitive to them.

Dano 03-16-2010 11:32 AM

I had it done 4 years ago. The difference is night and day, my vision is still 20/20, and my only regret was not getting it done sooner

MunkySpunk 03-16-2010 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Polonia (Post 274829)
anyone ever went thru this...? at first a couple of yrs ago i didnt want to risk it, since it was new technology, but after 10 yrs or so im contemplating it.

Any experiences with this ??

Go to an optometrist who isn't affiliated with the laser center. Ask him to measure your dark pupil diameter - it's the biggest contraindication for the surgery. Ask him his opinion and his experience with folks who have had the surgery.

Surgery on folks with large dark pupil diameters lead to the halo around lights at night, and in extreme cases render you totally unable to drive at night. Do your homework then make a decision.

If you ask the guy at the laser place for his opinion, he's always going to tell you you're a candidate even if you've had both your eyes gouged out in a North Korean prison - he stands to make money afterall.

Chris2347 03-16-2010 02:06 PM

My mom had it done about 10 years ago, no complaints yet, no complications or anything
My brother had it done last year, again no complaints no complications
Ill be having it done this year if my eyes have stabalized (couldnt be sure last year :(), or as soon as possible anyways, really hoping for the next couple months though - Ive had enough of wearing glasses hehe

Cavman 03-16-2010 05:21 PM

Not to be one to put cold water on things, but just to let you know that there is sometimes two sides to each story.

A young lady I knew had it done, she was given drops to use after the srugery, well the drops didn't suit her and she didn't get good follow up. She has now lost almost all her sight and is now legally blind.

She went from being a very active, fit police officer in her mid 20's to a person with a white cane and no career.

Just make sure whoever does it, has lots of experience. If any after treatment isn't making you feel happy go back, go back immediately and get it looked at. You only got one set of eyes.

I use glasses, I don't legally need them for driving, but get real tired real quick and can't read number plates without them. I am considering Lasik as well, but making sure I get the right person first.

Good Luck if you decide to go ahead with it.

CM
Australia

bakesale 03-16-2010 06:05 PM

Yep I had it done. My scrip was L -8.5 R -7.7 After having it done I am now L -.2 R -.01. I don't need glasses or contacts any more and I can actually see what I'm doing now. Before I used to complain that morning sex sucked because I didn't have my contacts in and couldn't see the girl, or I was always worried that if I ever got lost in the backcountry and had to survive for a few days my contact lenses drying out would make that very painful and difficult.

bryantp 03-16-2010 07:13 PM

Lasik
 
I did it over 10 years ago. I've tested it on the slopes, in the dojo, and in the office. I really haven't had any problems.

However, do your homework. Whoever does your surgery should be doing lots and lots of them. The doc who did mine probably did 60+ surgeries that day. Someone else did everything except the surgery.

I knew at least 5 or 6 people who had used the place. It was incredible.

Without it, I don't think I could snowboard. My vision was horrendous...coke bottle glasses and contacts wouldn't work.

Cavman 03-16-2010 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bakesale (Post 275059)
Yep I had it done. My scrip was L -8.5 R -7.7 After having it done I am now L -.2 R -.01. I don't need glasses or contacts any more and I can actually see what I'm doing now. Before I used to complain that morning sex sucked because I didn't have my contacts in and couldn't see the girl, or I was always worried that if I ever got lost in the backcountry and had to survive for a few days my contact lenses drying out would make that very painful and difficult.

Hahahaha, Trust me, sometimes you DON'T want to see the girl!!!! :eek::eek::eek:


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