Have you had Lasik eye surgery?

@jmcafam (2891)
United States
January 4, 2007 8:29pm CST
I have thought about doing this but have only known one person that has done it.What are your experiences with it?were there any problems?
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5 responses
• United States
5 Jan 07
I had mine done 3 years ago and it was the BEST thing I've ever done. I had worn glasses since I was 4 or 5 and told myself whenever I could afford to have LASIK done I would. Just like with any surgery, you need to do your research and find a good doctor and remember you get what you pay for. A good deal isn't always a good deal if the doctor isn't worth a dime. My LASIK came to a total of $3500 I think it was, that was for both eyes. I haven't had any problems or issues and would do it again in a heart beat.
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Finding the right Dr is the next scary part.Did you chose the first Dr you met or were you refered by someone you knew?
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Alright. Thanks.
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@serenetee (380)
• Singapore
5 Jan 07
I have not done it but a close friend of mine did hers last year. She is 37 years old. After surgery, She has a prefect eyesight but only on her left eyes. The right eye is not as clear and she attributes it to her being unable to concentrate on looking at a red light dot that her surgeon asked her to during the surgery. She didn't experience any pain though. Overall the lasik surgery is a success and she need not wear any spectacles or contact lens now.
• Singapore
5 Jan 07
Oops, I mean ....left eye. Of course she only has 1 left eye.
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
5 Jan 07
It sounds like I am pretty much getting a lot of possitive feedback about this.It is making me feel more at ease about the whole thing.
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@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I had Lasik seven years ago. It was painful the day it was done, but by the next day the pain was gone. It was definetly one of the best things I have ever done. And worth every penny. My eyes were extremely bad. The next day I was able to see 20/20. It was the best I had ever been able to see in my life. I would recommend it to anyone. Just make sure you have it done by someone who is qualified and has been doing it for awhile.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
5 Jan 07
To be able to see without glasses or contacts has to be wonderful.Researching a dr is key.I would not want something like this to get botched up.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
My dad had it done about a year or two ago and he says that it was the worst thing he'd ever done. It was fine for a short while then his eyesight became worse than before.
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Really.See that is what I am afriad of.These are our only pair of eyes.Sorry to hear about your dads eyes.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
5 Jan 07
While I haven't had the Lasik surgery, my boyfriend just had it three and a half weeks ago. He said only the first day was a little rough with the eyes being itchy, but he was back to driving the next day. He had to put a couple of different kinds of drops in his eyes a couple of times a day. One was an antibiotic, and one was to keep the membranes moist. He's had no problems what-so-ever with it and it totally pleased with the way it all went and that he had it done. He does need reading glasses for anything up close, but unless you're in the over 55 club, you probably won't need those. If I may reply on what post #1 said...I believe this is because Desertbird's dad was older. I have another friend (45) who had his done 5 years ago and is still very pleased with how it went. Maybe Desertbird's dad has other problems why it didn't work...some people have macular degeneration, or are borderline diabetic, or something of that sort. Of all the people I personally know who've had Lasik I haven't heard of any one of them having problems. Be sure and talk it all over with the Doctor about your concerns, if you're a good candidate for this proceedure, and how it may relate to your own current medical needs or problems (medicines, etc.)
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Thank you for all the great info and advice.That is amazing to be driving a few days later.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Thought I'd add that we just went for another post-op check up yesterday (which is why I didn't reply back.) The Dr said all is going well. He drove the whole 65 miles there on the interstates and the only problem he had was with long distance (signs that were far away.) The Dr said that that is to be expected and that within another month it will be full vision. (By that I mean he will have a full 20/20 vision in both eyes.) He said he would do it again in a heartbeat because of how much better his eyes are...even though they're not at their optimum quite yet. He is extremely pleased with the results! ps: Thanks for best response...hope all the info helped:-)
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Well, I am glad to hear that everything is going well for your boyfriend. How exciting for him.It has to be so wonderful to see well enough not to need glasses or contacts.