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Is Lasik Worth it?

Discussion in 'Health' started by jeremy_283, Jun 11, 2012.

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Was Lasik surgery worth it?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2012.
  1. Yes

    58 vote(s)
    92.1%
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    7.9%
  1. Oct 9, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    NYCO

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    i just had PRK done on both eyes last month, about 3 weeks ago..

    due to a thin cornea, PRK was my best option due to the risks associated with LASIK

    recovery has been a bitch..day 3 i was on pain killers all day, in bed hating life...then day 4 was better but still on pain killers all day to help with the discomfort..then every day since it's been a constant improvement..

    now i'm just dealing with the dry eyes that even LASIK patients have to deal with for the months after surgery..

    PRK results do not come in clearly until some time after (1-3 months) so i am still dealing with slightly blurry vision, but the vision is still not bad...last time i was at the dr's i could make out the letters at the 20/15 line, they were just blurry but i could make out what they were through the blur..
     
  2. Oct 9, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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  3. Oct 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    Haha! Well said.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    Had Intralase (bladeless LASIK) about a month and a half ago. Was -3.75 in both eyes and now I'm 20/15 (better than 20/20) in both. Recovery was fast. Went very smoothly. Best advice is don't skimp on the surgeon/facility you choose. Look around and choose the most experienced/reputable in your area.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    glad to hear more from someone that is worse than i am. i’m like -2.75 in both. i know my one brother was -5.something and did great.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    They said my prescription was middle of the road for LASIK, so yours is definitely well within the bounds of LASIK success.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    yeah, i talked to my main eye doctor last week when i went in. and he said also it’s i would be good because my eyes have not really changed in 5+ years, stays right at -2.75 or -2.50 so i should have no problem having it done. only thing that may stop me is the thickness of my cornea.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    I'm waiting on the military to give me a surgery date for this...hopefully early January!
     
  9. Aug 22, 2014 at 8:44 PM
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    I'll bring this back from the dead. I just had LASIK surgery today. So far I can see better but bright lights kill me. Hoping I will be better tomorrow. I'll post back in a few weeks.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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    That soon after, your eyes are still healing. They heal quick.. things should be a lot better even now 2 days later. Keep on the drops as directed..last thing you need is infection.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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    its worked for a lot of my buddies... if you can afford it go for it.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    Has anyone had Lasik or PRK done to correct only slight myopia? My prescription is -1.25 in both eyes. I have about 20/60 without correction. I wear glasses and contacts and just find them really annoying, especially when I want to be outside. I have heard conflicting things about having corrective surgery for only slight nearsightedness.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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    Paleus,

    The clinic I went to offers free consultations, which includes a full eye exam, suggested procedures and price. If you aren't a candidate they explain why and send you on your way. It could be that your prescription is too weak to risk the procedure. A friend of mine I work with was turned down for this reason.
    Check with some clinics, I'm sure they offer something similar.

    For what it's worth, I was -4.50.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2014 at 9:38 PM
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    Well it's been a little over a week and so far I can see great. Better than I ever could with glasses. The issue that is kicking my ass now is my eyes are super dry. The recommended some different drops and I am using those now but my eyes still feel dry. Can't wait until that goes away.
     
  15. Aug 31, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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    Dry air doesn't help that... Being at work in HVAC circulated air was horrible for a little while. Things should come around for you soon enough. Until then, keep smashing those drops to ya.
     
  16. Aug 31, 2014 at 10:07 PM
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    Keep on the drops, my eyes were dry but it tapered off over 6 months. Just follow the doctor's instructions to the letter and you'll be fine. Had mine done 7 years ago, no regrets and still seeing 20/15
     
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