Contact Lenses or Laser Eye Surgery?

@submerryn (1304)
Malaysia
July 6, 2009 10:48pm CST
I'm a contact lense wearer for more than a decade now. I've come across advertisement on Laser Eye Corrective Surgery and it's getting more rampant these days. Many people are opting for surgery instead of continuously wearing contacts. I am afraid of anyting surgical. Has any of you had Laser Eye corrective surgery? What are the side effects and consequences? Is it better to have the surgery or will it be safer to just wear contacts in the long run? Please help.
3 responses
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
7 Jul 09
I had been surgery Laser eyes, it was not pain me. It used only 20- 30 mins,to do.You can do everything after surgery, except you must wear sun glass a week for avoid light and dusty.After a week you will normal same everyone.I did past for 10 yrs.Now i am happy to do that,I don't like to wear glass.
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
really? no side effects and all? dont you feel dryness or iritation? what if the power of your eyes dropped again, are we suppose to go thru another surgery? how much was the cost of the surgery? gosh, i really envy you waking up with clear vision!
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
7 Jul 09
I felt a little bit dry eyes, but long term it 's ok.
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
Ok, thanx busky. Because a friend of mine told me that he even felt like there is a flap in his eyes and that scares the heck out of ME! But if you say it's ok, then i'll take it as a good thing and try to reconsider having it done.
@wecindy (22)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 09
I'm wearing specs too! Same as you, I wanted to do laser eye surgery, but scare this scare that. I'm scared of blindness!!! Btw I'm told that your eyesight need to stable for few years before doing tht surgery.
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 09
Cindy, if you are trying to get pregnant, please do not do this surgery. The change of hormone will effect the outcome. So I was told. That is why, maybe I'll wait until I've finished producing babies and then, do I'll reconsider to get this done!
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
Is important to know the side effects and consequences before you go for it. I wear my spectacles everyday buy I don't use contact lens, LOL My elder sister went for laser eye surgery last year. and I don't think she get any side effects after that. What I can see on her is no more tagging with contact lens or spectacles.
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
The best thing would be waking up in the morning with clear vision eh? But people do tell me that once I get it done, I'm not suppose to get pregnant withing the next 6 months, and I must ask my husband if he wants to get me pregnant within this time frame or not! haha..