(Closed) Anyone have lasik eye surgery done?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I just had my Lasik surgery and am recovering nicely. No unexpected complications. My eyes are on the smaller side and the suction ring is a one size fits all so the surgeon really had to shove it in there. It took two tries to get it in my right eye, so that was twice as uncomfortable. Cost of $4,500.00. The usual dryness, but little pain or sensitivity. Highly recommend.

bibber:  The pregnancy story is a little scary, but hopefully that has more to do with the fact that her prescription hadn’t stabilized rather than having sprogs!

Post # 33
1516 posts
Bumble bee

It was the most terrifying 5 minutes of my life.  And I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

In 2001, I was 20/1800 and 10/1200.  I walked out of there at 20/25 in both eyes.  The only side effect I’ve had is halos at night over the past year so I got driving glasses with Cryztal on the lenses.

I healed so well that the doctor can’t even tell that I had it – and this was back when they cut the cornea.

Post # 34
5884 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

bibber:  I had a similar surgery done called PRK (I was a better candidate for that than for Laisik).  It was maybe 5 years ago or so?  Maybe 7?

I’m so happy I did it.  The initial recovery sucked for a few days, but it was totally worth it.  The surgery is really safe.  Part of the longer term recovery was a regimin of eye drops for several months, but I had to use drops all the time when I wore contact lenses anyhow.  The primary side effect I had from the surgery was dry eyes, but that subsided over the years and I can’t remember the last time I used eye drops now.  It was never really a big deal, it wasn’t crazy or anything.

If you are thinking about it go and get a consultation done at a few places near you.  Also ask around among your frinds.  As soon as I started talking about considering it it felt like everyone I knew was telling me they’d done it.

Post # 35
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Money well spent. No complications. Only wish I had done it sooner.

Post # 36
362 posts
Helper bee

ahopahop:  Is your night vision ‘not good anymore’ due to the procedure? 

Post # 37
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I had it done 10 years ago, both eyes on the same day.  The prep took longer than the actual procedure! Sooooo glad I did it and it was worth everyt penny. I went to work the next day, no complicationsl 🙂 I was a bit uncomfortable the first night as i had to sleep with specially designed plastic eye protectors taped over my eyes (to prevent me from banging/rubbing my eyes while asleep) and I had to use special eye drops several times a day for several weeks. I also had some dry eye for a few months after but used prescription eye drops which helped with that. Overall, it was a worthwhile experience! Good luck!!

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Post # 38
244 posts
Helper bee

i had laser eye surgery though it was PRK not lasik. (my eyesight was too bad for lasik, had to up the ante with PRK!)

it was truly one of the best things i ever did my entire life and i couldn’t recommend it more strongly. about 7 years after I started wearing glasses for night driving and reading, watching TV, etc at the end of the night with tired eyes. it’s been 10 years now and i still use glasses just for this purpose, don’t need them all the time. my vision was terrible before, they said it was the worse case they ever corrected. it was painful at the time, and i had to do each eye on a different day about a month apart, but absolutely worth it. good luck!

Post # 39
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I had lasik last summer and I have no regrets! I just went to the eye doctor recently for a check-up and was told that my eyes healed perfectly. I have better than 20/20 vision now. I’m so happy I had the procedure done! 

I don’t remember what the actual cost was, because I was lucky enough to get surgery as a graduation present from my parentsafter I graduated from college. I think it was around $3,500. 

Before the procedure, I had to keep my contacts out for over a month. This was because my contacts had changed the shape of my eye and it took some time for my eyes to go back to normal. Most people need to keep them out for 2 weeks, but I had to for longer. So if you are in a hurry to get lasik, start wearing glasses now to speed up the waiting process! 

Post # 40
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

bibber:  That’s super similar to my prescription! I almost always wear glasses because I find that contacts make my eyes really tired, so I’ve been DYING to get Lasik. Just last week, I was trying to figure out how to fit it into our wedding budget…haha. I’ll see if I can convince Fiance. 😉

EDIT: I know several people who have had it done, including an uncle who did it YEARS ago when it was first starting to become widely available, and a cousin who did it in the last year or so. I’ve only ever heard good things.

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