Lasik surgery

@lilybug (21182)
United States
January 23, 2009 11:40am CST
I have work glasses or contacts for 20 years now and I am getting a little tired of it, but I am not sure I would be willing to go through the surgery. Have you ever had Lasik Eye Surgery or know anyone who has? Are you considering it?
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• United States
23 Jan 09
My husband had it done last year and he absolutely LOVES it. He has worn glasses since he was a child. He says things now like: "Wow, I can actually see stars." It was worth it. He went to TLC and they did an exceptional job.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Something about having to be awake and see it happen kind of freaks me out.
• United States
23 Jan 09
they numb your eyes so you really don't feel anything and the room is dark. He said all he see was a bunch of lights.
@cynthiann (18630)
• Jamaica
23 Jan 09
I have worn glassses for 25 years. I tried about five years ago to wear contacts as I hate glasses. I kept trying but I could not deal with it - they actually told me that I was their first failure!!!!! That was not nice was it? when I sold ny las tcar there was a little money left over so I bought a pair of transitionals bi focals. I adore them as I do not have to fumble for sun glasses all of the time. I would adore having my eyes doine but they would have to give me a hefty dose of tranquilizers first as I hate my eyes being touched. My insurnace does not cover this procedure. One Love
@Zezloler (497)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Jan 09
I've worn glasses for about a decade now and I have to admit that I've thought of laser surgery when I was younger just because I thought it would be cool not to get glasses. xD However, I think my opinion of it changed and I don't think I would get laser surgery now if I was offered the chance. My glasses are sort of - without meaning to sound terribly cliche - "my trademark" and I don't think that I would be the "same person" without them. I've grown quite used to wearing them. I rarely wear contacts because of this. =P If your glasses really do bother you though, I would suggest going for the surgery. I'm sure it would be quite a relief after 20 years of wearing them! I've heard that it's quite a safe procedure, so maybe you should inquire at a place that does this to find out more if you're sure that you've absolutely decided on it. ^_^
@loveyevi (513)
• United States
23 Jan 09
My mom had it done and she absolutely loves it. The only thing was it was way expensive and I do not think insurance covers it because it is an elective procedure. She even had to get one eye done at a time a few months apart to be able to cover the cost of it. Which I thought was kind of weird, having one eye be able to see and the other not, so she had to wear glasses anyways for a while. There is some blurring for a few months of the procedure which can be dangerous when driving or doing other dangerous activities. But my mom said it was totally worth it even with all the cons of it.
@mkmoney (468)
23 Jan 09
erm i cant say i did but i used 2 do that a time ago when i needed glasess i was scared to tel my dad that i need to go to the surgery and then more then a year passed by and then my got worser and worser and i had to tell him and then i had to get glasses so im wearing glasses for the past 3 years.