Post # 1
I have pretty poor eyesight. I am 25, and my vision is about 20/400 (or was last ear at my checkup). Of course I wear glasses and contacts.
for some reason recently I have begun to worry about going blind. if my vision is this bad already, what will it be like in 20 years? What if my eyesight keeps degenerating?
i’ve started thinking about eye surgery but that’s still very scary to me. Has anybody done it?
Post # 3
Hey, I’m new (lurker for a while) but I saw your post and thought I’d help you out. I didn’t have Lasik but my Fiance did and his sister is an optometrist who works for a Lasik Eye Surgery Center so I thought I could help. Lask has been really good for him. He didn’t have luck with contacts and he didn’t want to wear glasses all the time. He absolutely loves it, but just know that Lasik surgery doesn’t last forever. As your eyes age when you are older, your vision will begin to deteriorate again. But, most lasik centers offer free consultations, so you should go in and see if it’s right for you. It’s not scary at all and my fiance was fully recovered in a couple of days 🙂
Post # 4
My eyes are too bad for LASIK. I’d need a cornea transplant to fix my vision. I don’t even know what my vision is. I can’t even see the big E on the top of the standard chart.
Several of my friends have had LASIK and they love it and highly recommend it. They only had it in the last couple of years so I don’t know about long term results. But they are happy with it.
Has your vision been stable for a while? It isn’t recommended until your visionstabilizes. It wouldn’t hurt to make an appointment for a consult if you know of someone in your area with good reviews. I’m of the opinion that cheap isn’t always the way to go when having surgery of any kind, especially involving something as important as eyesight. Does your optometrist have any ophthalmologists to refer you to (assuming you don’t already see an opthalmologist. Most People just see an optometrist).
Good luck! I’m envious that you could get it done. I’d love to be free of glasses and contacts.