Will you consider doing LASIK surgery?

Singapore
August 14, 2007 5:05am CST
For those who have not heard, more on LASIK can be understood from this website. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LASIK If you are myopic, would you consider doing Lasik? What are the factors that stop you if you would not prefer to do it? Personally, I am myopic and have been so for most part of my life. But I'm not convinced that Lasik is the way to go even though many of my friends have plunged into it and most of them don't need to wear glasses or contact lenses anymore. Will you risk doing such delicate eye surgery? Or are you waiting for medical science to prove itself, and for Lasik to have a longer track record? Do share your thoughts, thank you!
8 responses
• United States
17 Aug 07
I would definitely consider doing it. My own eye doctor told me, as well as websites, that waiting until your older improves the operation. A lot of people think right away they'll see perfect but the surgery does not do that. It helps you see clearer and even has a chance of it having no real effect at all. Its worth doing in my opinion. Its not so expensive as in its in an amount thats savable and usually worth it.
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• Singapore
20 Aug 07
yes when your eyesight / myopia stablises is when it's best to do it. otherwise you could go for lasik and then your degree could worsen again cos it changes considerably in youth.
• United States
20 Aug 07
Most places around here, not sure if its an all around this, won't do it until you're 21 & over. I know my doctor told me to wait until i'm in my late 20's if I really want it since my eyes are so horrible. We'll see though since I kinda find eyes disgusting & it would be a big thing for me to go through with it. It took me years to try contacts.
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@Buggheart (446)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I had it done 2 years ago and I'm so happy that I did. It was about $3200 but I get a big bonus every year (well I used to, I don't work there anymore) and that year I spent my bonus on LASIK. At first I was really happy, then about a week later I totally regretted it, and then after I totally healed I went back to being absolutely elated. It's so nice to not have to travel with contact stuff and glasses and deal with the putting in and taking out of contacts. It's great to be able to see the clock in the middle of the night without having to put on glasses. I don't like to blow my horn much but I wrote a hugggggge article about my experience with LASIK. Here's the link if anyone is interested. www.epinions.com/content_4747796612.
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• Singapore
16 Aug 07
thanks for sharing - great to find someone with a good experience.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
15 Aug 07
My eyes are fine so i would not consider Lasik surgery. If I had problems with them then maybe. I don't know too much about it though so I can't really say.
• Singapore
16 Aug 07
you're very blessed!
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
14 Aug 07
guess it really depends on what you want out of it. if you are really tired of groping for your glasses first thing in the morning, or taking them off last thing at night. then lasik is the way to go man. however, just don't get your hopes too high. whatever reasons that have cause the myopia is still there and you WILL become myopic again if you did not make a lifestyle change. so if you spend $5,000 on that lasik surgery, but continue to read in the dark or on the go. then i'd say keep the money to buy more glasses. personally i can't do it as i have sensitive eyes, but if i can, maybe i'll still not do it coz it's not really bothering me too much.
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• Singapore
15 Aug 07
it's ok groping for glasses, I'm used to it. it's more the sports part i guess and the discomfort level of having something resting on your nose and ears.
@kage2k3 (1444)
• India
14 Aug 07
Thanks for the information. It really helped me. Now i think i can go for that surgery.
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• United States
16 Aug 07
As you stated LASIK Eye Surgery is VERY RISKY. I for one am not bold enough to experiment with my eyes for I've heard horrible stories abotut those whose eyes have gone from bad to worse to pretty much blind. The comedian Kathy Lee Griffin helped my decision when she stated on the Tyra show sitting only a few inches from her that Tyra looked blurry and she is I believe 85% blind in one of her eyes. She showed awful pictures and shared her regrets about going through with the surgery. Now by her being a celebrity and stating that she had done her research to get the best doctor I am more skepital than ever before about getting the surgery. Glasses are the best option for me at the moment.
• Singapore
16 Aug 07
yup that's what I'm thinking - until there is more proof that it's absolutely foolproof, by which time the prices would have come down as well, hopefully, I don't think I'll do it.
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I wear glasses and contacts and my eyes are still changing so I don't plan on getting LASIK anytime soon. My mother got it and now she can barely see.. I don't know if it is because of the surgery or not, but she also said afterwards she saw strange stars all the time. I think they damaged her eyes, honestly, and it kind of turned me off to the idea. I am fine with having to wear glasses and contacts. I have been doing it all my life so I don't feel I need the surgery. Plus I don't want to risk damaging anything.
• Singapore
15 Aug 07
oh dear, that's one of the key reasons I'm not embarking on it. can't imagine if they did something wrong - it's my eyes we're talking about here!
• India
16 Feb 08
T.V. is certainly less damaging to the eyes than a computer. You watch the TV from a greater distance for less number of hours, but you pass severals hours on a pc, and watch the screen from a closer distance. For protection I use a filter in front of my pc screen, it absorbs the harmful rays and reduces the glare too. nowadays there are computer screens devised to protect our eyes so that rays do not pass through the eyes. But computer users suffer due to back pain because of sitting before computer straight. If they type slowly it increases the duration of work before computers. In TV also protective screens are available. You can sit on easy chair and watch tv. But it is not so with computer screen.