LASIK: would you do it again?

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  1. JTQ911

    JTQ911

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    Doctors been telling me for years I can’t wear contacts anymore because my eyes suddenly became allergic to them.

    Due to shooting, driving, sports, etc finally considering getting LASIK done.

    Would you do it again?
     
  2. 686Owner

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    If you have to do it again, they didn't do it right the first time!

    People I've talked to have been happy with it.
     

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    Had it done 13 years ago and still holding at 20/15, you betcha i would do it again.
     
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    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

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    Had mine done 4 years ago. Best money I ever spent on myself. Go/fly wherever you have to get a reputable doctor. Don't cheap out.
     
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    Had my eyes lasered 14 years ago and still see crystal clear. As said dont cheap out on your eyes!
     
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  6. JTQ911

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    I live in the Philly area so a lot of great doctors in the Philly/NJ area.

    I’m surprised how much it came down in price.

    Anyone have any of the usual side effects and did they go away over time?
     
  7. rock_castle

    rock_castle Right is right and Left is wrong.

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    Hell yeah. Had it done in 2001 and a minor touch up in 2010. Still 20/20 although had to start using readers after the touch up. It was a life changing experience for me.
     
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    20 seconds per eye for 20/10 vision, no glasses great eye sight. Well worth it.
     
  9. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus

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    I've debated it, but my vision is only about 20/40 at this point...bad enough to need to wear glasses/contacts to drive or watch TV clearly, but not bad enough to laser them out. That and I have astigmatism and I'm slowly losing my close up anyway. Contacts are a bear because I have pinguicula and it gets irritated from the edges, so I only wear them on occasions where I don't want glasses but need to be able to see clearly. Besides, I like rocking the "stern old lady librarian" vibe. :rofl:

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    Best money I ever spent. Both eyes done in 2007. Would absolutely do it again.
     
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    I'm gonna guess this doesn't fix presbyopia, i.e. age related loss of up-close focus? My vision is still top-notch, so long as I'm looking at something more than 20 inches from my face or more.
     
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    I had it done 7 years ago, going from 20/400 to 20/15. Th wife had it done 4 years ago, is now seeing 20/20. Find the best doc with the best equipment. Don’t be a moron and use a Groupon coupon for lasik. The guy who did my eyes (millennium in Fort Lauderdale)does the Dolphins, Marlins, Miami Heat and Dwayne Johnson/The Rock using star of the art equipment that does the procedure in something like ten minutes.
     
  13. Jay S.

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    Same here. Had mine done 4 years ago as well and still at 20/15. I put it off for years telling myself it was too expensive for me to justify it. I kick myself in the ass everyday for not doing it sooner. I had the latest and greatest version of it where your eye is mapped and the laser follows it to hit every peak and valley precisely. Don’t know if it was any better than the doctor could have done freehand but I would choose it again based on the results I had.
     
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    My only regret is not doing it sooner...
     
  15. KWalrad

    KWalrad No Wire Hangers!

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    In a New York minute

    I had it done back in '99. After hitting 50, it's time to get a touch up.
     
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    I love mine. I wish I had done it earlier.
     
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    I kind of wish I had waited a year or two. For the price I paid about 19 years ago I could have bought a nice used pickup. The price now might cover nice tires and rims. On the plus side I don't need my glasses to find my glasses, it works.
     
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    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

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    Yep mine as well. This is the way to do it. My vision is better than contacts or glasses ever afforded me. I think it has to do with the lens effect or something. I would wake with perfect vision every morning and just be at a loss of words for how good it made me feel.
     
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    It's what they all said.
    Look at it like this, remember when we were doing all of those zombie TEOTWAWKI, civil war, and hurricane Katrina scenarios -
    Diabetes = death sentence
    Poor dental hygiene = death sentence
    Not being fit = death sentence
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    There aren't too many permanent human body hacks. This one's a genuine set it and forget it. It's better prep than a bug out vehicle. You always have it with you and it's good for the rest of your life.
     
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    I'll be 60 next month. Started wearing glasses for nearsighted vision in first grade (first diagnosed as I couldn't see the blackboard sitting in the front row.) Vision so bad that if wife moved my glasses after I went to bed, I couldn't find them the next morning. Lasik done in 2004, they adjusted enough so my distant vision is still close to perfect. I do have to use 1x readers in low light areas and with things like newspaper with low contrast. And for fine detail work. But at 57, my brother now wears bifocals and his eyes were always good. Yes in a heartbeat. Doesn't hurt, one day and your back to good. I do have less night vision, a bit more starry, but it is minor inconvenience..... get r dine

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