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Old 02-23-2004, 11:17 AM   #16
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Is there a limit on how bad your eyes can be? I'm a poor college student at the moment and contacts due just fine, but my dad's eyes are so bad that he can't even have contacts. I don't EVER want to go back to glasses....I'm hoping that by the time I can afford the procedure it'll be cheaper and/or the long-term effects will be known.
I am not aware of a fixed limit on the level of correction that can be achieved by Lazik. I guess it depends, in part, on the thickness of the eye surface.

I have spoken to people who are happy they got rid of their "coke bottle" glasses after the procedure.

Prices should continue to fall, and perhaps this will be something fully covered by insurance in the future.
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I don't regret a penny I spent on the surgery. Enjoy your new found freedom! For a few weeks it's like a present you get to keep opening. It's a great gift you gave yourself.
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Old 02-23-2004, 06:05 PM   #18
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Glad it went ok
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:49 PM   #19
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I got it done in 2000 after wearing glasses and contacts since i was 6 I don't want to scare people from my experience but it's the truth so i'll say it. First of all I have 20/20 vision with no problems and it's the best thing I ever had done for myself. Now for the scary part.

Back then there were 2 types of eye correction operations, Lasik and PRK. I was told my eyes were too bad for Lasik and I also have astigmatism and as a result I was told I could only get PRK done so I said ok. I went in to get it done and it took only 15 minutes and I went home. Well within 20 minutes I started to feel a real pain in my eyes and sat in my room and the pain kept going on and on and I just literally sat in the corner of my room for the next 2 days with none of the pain going away. My folks called the company and were told that it was 'normal' for PRK and it would go away after a few days. They explained to me that what was happenning is that air was hitting the parts of eye that were trying to form a new layer or something, all I know is I was in a living hell that I have never felt before. I never expected that because my brother had got Lasik done and he was fine the same day and no pains. So anyways a few days later thing slowly got better and a week later I was back to normal but if anybody told me the amount of pain I would feel I would never have gotten it done but in retrospect I have had 3 years of 20/20 vision and no fuss and muss with contacts. Everything I wrote was only applied to PRK and some people might not feel that pain but LAsik is 100% pain free and my mom got it done too. I got my operation done for $1100 all together which is peanuts for a lifetimeof good vision but everyone soul dbe told the truth BEFORE they get it done.
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My eyes burned for hours after I had my laser surgery, so I wouldn't say LASIK is 100% pain free. Not excruciating, but not pleasant. The 20/20 vision I enjoy now was worth it.
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My eyes were mildly sore for a couple of hours, but I slept through the afternoon and by evening, I was seeing clearly.
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I am SO jealous May I ask how much it cost? Maybe I should stop saving for a laptop and look into this. The problem I have is not so much my vision, but contacts make my eyes so dry and swollen. They hurt and feel like there's sand in them, even for an hour after I take my contacts out. It's partly because I work in Info/Tech so I'm staring at a computer, and partly the cold, dry winter Michigan air
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One thing I might mention... I was told that I'd probably need reading glasses sooner than I would have, had I not had the surgery. But what's a pair of readers, compared to contacts or glasses all the time?
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I am having Lasik/Wave done tomorrow! My cornea thickness was borderline at almost being too thin for Lasik but it did fall in the range !

I didn't want PRK !

I was told not to sleep for six hours after the surgery, and they are giving me 3 pain pills to take home for use if needed afterwards.
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:49 AM   #25
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Not to sleep? That's odd - I was told to sleep after the surgury. When I got up, practically all the discomfort was gone.

Good luck!!
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Some might have trouble sleeping when they're in pain. For many, pain pills send them to sleep anyway.
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I'm having lazer surgery tomorrow at 4.......I'll let y'all know what happens
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Old 05-14-2004, 03:19 PM   #29
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Simply amazing!!!!!

The doc was even amazed that I have 20/20 today because he had to do extensive treatment on me!

I was the person that had to tap her hands around the night table to feel for my glasses in the morning!

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