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Six Monts Post- LASIK

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Doc, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Doc

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    In regards to THIS post, I thought I would post up the six month results.

    I haven't needed glasses since Jan, very nice to wake up in the middle of the night to take the dogs out and not have to fumble for glasses.

    I've also become addicted to Oakley's. I now own three pairs. Non-prescription sunglasses rock!

    The stary lights at night have gotten better, but not gone completely. BUT, I had an anti-glare coating on my glasses for the last 7 years, so I don't really know if I'm giving a good real-world comparison or not. Maybe I'm experienceing more glare than normal, but I don't really know. Driving at night doesn't bother me much anymore. For a while (three months or so) I tried my best to avoid driving at night. Now I don't care so much.

    All in all, a 'thumbs up' experience. I can't wait until next year though... this deduction in my paycheck to fund my medical spending account is killing me!
     
  2. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Glad everything has worked out Doc. It's been 6-7 years on this end and still love it.
     
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    4 years here, best money spent yet.
     
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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    2 years. Best purchase ever.
     
  5. mot

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    Good for you, Doc!

    I'd love to get it done myself.

    Did the redness in your eye go away completely?

    Congrats!

    Mot
     
  6. Mr. Toad

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    3 years down. Best money I ever spent.

    If I'm out in the dusty wind all day, or if I'm having bad allergies, then sometimes at night my eyes get tired and I see the stars around lights again--and it's hard to read green hwy signs. Otherwise, no complaints.
     
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  8. Doc

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    Yep, took about 3 weeks longer than the doc said it would, but it did go away. You can't tell at all.

    That was the freakiest part.
     
  9. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    I had mine done on 9/13/01 and it has definitely been the best decision (healthwise) I've made in my life. In my profession, eyeglasses are a huge liability. I can actually wear regular sunglasses (I got a great pair of Oakleys the day after my surgery) and never worry about misplacing prescription glasses. It's something a person born and gifted good vision will never understand.
     
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    For a minute there I thought I needed lasik reading the Title ;)
     
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    Agreed--best investment! How much do you pay for the surgery? Mine was $3800. Friends have done it for $2200-5900.
     
  12. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    I've got a medical spending account option at work. I prepared the year in advance and used pre-tax dollars for most of the surgery. Makes it much cheaper. LOL
     
  13. Spook50

    Spook50 Get ready

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    So what was the procedure like overall? I've been considering it for my left eye, which is almost completely blind (my right is beyond perfect), but I've been pretty aprehensive about having a laser shining into my eyeball.
     
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    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    It's really a snap. My apprehensions had to do with the thought of the flap-cutting phase. It kinda freaked me for a while as I pondered the procedure; however, the "juice is worth the squeeze" here. Believe that. My vision used to be worse than 20/300 in both eyes, with a slight astigmatism in each as well. Immediately post-procedure was at 20/40 and the next day I was at 20/15 in each eye. Almost three years later and I'm still better than 20/20. I told the doc to "give me the Chuck Yeager package". LOL
     
  15. Doc

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    I agree with dieseldog, and was apprehensive at first as well. But, they give you a 'chill out' pill before you go in, so most people are pretty calm.
     
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    At day seven here, at about 20/25 and 20/50 according to the Dr.

    Starting to enjoy the benifits.
     
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    I was never concerned about the procedure until--right after the ring squeezed my eye and immediately before the slicer went into action--the doc's voice became very serious, and he said, "Now do not move."
     
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    that would be my biggest fear... i can trust a doctor to do a good job, but i sure as hell don't trust myself not to twitch :eek:

    i still want to get it done though.
     
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    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    It's nearly impossible for your eye to twitch, the suction cup thing holds it firmly in place. Now, just don't sneeze!