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Old 01-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Laser Eye Surgury

Anyone had this or knows anyone who has had this surgery? I am considering getting Lasik (all laser) surgery so I can get rid of my contacts.
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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I get queasy just thinking abou it.

But here's a good link to the faqs:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/health/lasik.htm
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Someone I work with had it in October of 2002, and she has been 20/20 ever since with no problems at all. Her daughter went for it a couple of weeks ago, and she was told that lasik would not be good for her because of her severe astigmatism, but that another new surgery called The Wave would be coming next for patients like her. So you just have to go for the initial appointment to see if Lasik would be good for you.

I have been thinking about it also, but at 1800.00 an eye, I have to find out for sure if I am not spending my money on a tour this year.
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$1800 an eye!

One place advertises on the radio for only $399.99 per eye. It's probably located behind the gas station next to the liquor store.
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You get what you pay for ...

Um ... I thought about it, but for my mind, the proceedure is still to new to know the long-term effects. And after reading about some of the potential side effects, I was scared away.

I'll take my contacts, thank you.

Though my boss had Laski and has had no problem.

I guess it's a personal choice.
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Lasik Surgery

For me is OK. I was frightened at first and also when it takes place. But it was the best way to spend my money. encourage yourself!
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$1800 an eye!

One place advertises on the radio for only $399.99 per eye. It's probably located behind the gas station next to the liquor store.


There is only one center where I live that does it. My friends daughter went to Dallas because it was a lot cheaper, but the kicker was you get it done once and that is it for the 399.00 price.
For the 1800.00 you get up to 3 re-dos in one years time if need be.
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I would like to get the surgery someday. I've been wearing glasses since I was eight, and recently began wearing contacts, so it would be nice to wake up in the morning without a blurry eyesight.

But since it costs a lot, I'll be waiting several years to look in to getting the procedure
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My father had it done a couple of years ago and it has worked out really well for him. He did have to go back a few months after the initial surgery for a re-do, but the doctor had told him this might be necessary, so he expected this.

It is very expensive, like others have said, and you do have to be careful about which doctor you choose. I've seen horror stories on news programs about people who did have permanent eye damage because of quacks who weren't really qualified. I would like to have it done too (contacts irritate my eyes and glasses are a pain ).
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I've thought about it but all it takes is one pffft! and you're done! So many factors to consider; its not for me... good luck, D!
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I just read a small article in More magazine about Lasik. The percentage of people getting 20/20 or better from Lasik is 20% and with the new Wave, about 80% of the people are getting 20/20!!!
Except it will cost 300.00 to 500.00 more an eye.
Anyway the Wave technique sends light through your eye and when the light bounces back they make a "map" of your eye so that they can do precise cutting for your eye.
I guess just plain Lasik sorta does a generic pattern.
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I'm back and I CAN SEE! It is beautiful to look out the window and see everything so clearly without contacts or glasses.

I going back for a follow-up in an hour.

I'll post the gory details in my journal.
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He can see!!!!
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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.
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