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Old 08-07-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Vision Correction/Lasik surgery

Anybody had this done? I've worn eye glasses since I was 4 years old, and I'm sick of them. Plus I can't do contacts. Then there's the sunglasses problem -- I can't get the wrap-around kind... it goes on and on.

But I'm worried about the horror stories -- permanent double vision, dry eyes, blah, blah blah.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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my brother in law had it done. now he is wondering why he waited. the only draw back he has is the price. alittle salty. get r done and good luck
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:21 AM   #3
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Everyone I know who's had it done loves it. Make sure you get a deal though that includes lifetime enhancements.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:28 AM   #4
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A guy I played little league baseball with just ended up killing himself. His tale was in the local paper. He had lasik and it gave him double vision and he had bad halo effects around lights at night. He couldn't drive at night because the halo effects were too confusing. Docs couldn't do anything to correct it. He was getting constant headaches, he became depressed, and apparently decided to end it all.

I know the chances of this happening are very low, but man, I'll take my glasses and contacts any day of the week. I wouldn't go near it with a 10-foot pole. Not worth it to me at all. But that's just me.

Weigh the risk/reward for yourself. Very very large chance of everything working fine, with the benefit of being able to see without glasses. Very very small chance of your life being COMPLETELY RUINED.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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I got it done a little over a month ago. I can probably answer most questions you might have. So far, it's been amazing. My eyes were also really bad to begin with.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:52 AM   #6
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A guy I played little league baseball with just ended up killing himself. His tale was in the local paper. He had lasik and it gave him double vision and he had bad halo effects around lights at night. He couldn't drive at night because the halo effects were too confusing. Docs couldn't do anything to correct it. He was getting constant headaches, he became depressed, and apparently decided to end it all.

I know the chances of this happening are very low, but man, I'll take my glasses and contacts any day of the week. I wouldn't go near it with a 10-foot pole. Not worth it to me at all. But that's just me.

Weigh the risk/reward for yourself. Very very large chance of everything working fine, with the benefit of being able to see without glasses. Very very small chance of your life being COMPLETELY RUINED.
Damn I guess he's really seeing halos now huh, at least for his sake I hope he is and not seeing rings of fire instead.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:52 AM   #7
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I've thought about it, but I really don't mind wearing contacts and glasses so it works for me.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:07 AM   #8
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Everyone I know who's had it done loves it. Make sure you get a deal though that includes lifetime enhancements.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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I've thought about it, but I really don't mind wearing contacts and glasses so it works for me.
I'm in the same boat. I like having the option to wear my glasses. Sometimes it's good to look smart.
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My wife wants to get it done, but I'm a little hesitant. Our eye doctor has told both of us we would be good candidates for it, so it's just a matter of money. I know a few people who've gotten it done and love it.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:48 AM   #11
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Re: Vision Correction/Lasik surgery

My aunt had it done, and there were some issues at first, but they corrected them.

Like Schneed and Matty, I am fine with my glasses and contacts. I would love to be without them, but I don't think the price and risk is worth it.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:51 AM   #12
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A family friend is one of the first eye doctors to preform it. He went around teaching students at colleges how to do it many years ago. He did it for a few members of my family, but like schneed said it isn't worth it for me.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:23 PM   #13
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A guy I played little league baseball with just ended up killing himself. His tale was in the local paper. He had lasik and it gave him double vision and he had bad halo effects around lights at night. He couldn't drive at night because the halo effects were too confusing. Docs couldn't do anything to correct it. He was getting constant headaches, he became depressed, and apparently decided to end it all.

I know the chances of this happening are very low, but man, I'll take my glasses and contacts any day of the week. I wouldn't go near it with a 10-foot pole. Not worth it to me at all. But that's just me.

Weigh the risk/reward for yourself. Very very large chance of everything working fine, with the benefit of being able to see without glasses. Very very small chance of your life being COMPLETELY RUINED.
Good grief! See, it's stories like this that make me say HELL NO! Something about laser beams on the eyeballs ... I just don't know. For all intents and purposes, if something happens on that sort of scale, you've essentially gone blind when all you had to do was put on your glasses. Scary.

Then again, the advances they've made seem to be far and away what they were 5-10 years ago. It'll be awhile before I make the plunge.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:24 PM   #14
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I know about 5 or 6 people who have had it done and all of them love it. I would not go to one of those pay for one eye and get the second eye free or should I say don't go to doctor cheap.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:25 PM   #15
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I got it done a little over a month ago. I can probably answer most questions you might have. So far, it's been amazing. My eyes were also really bad to begin with.
Ok, did they pin your eyelids back? That's another thing that will bother me. And what procedure was it? Interlace? Did they say anything about having to come back for adjustments?

What about your healing time?
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