Post # 17
I had dryness for a couple of weeks but that cleared up. I did not have dry eye issues prior to the procedure. My contact prescrip was what they called mild, -3.75 in one eye and -3.50 in the other. I paid for the mid range ‘free touch up’ package but the doctor said my mild prescrip was so easy to correct that there would be virtually no problem correcting my vision on the first attempt and I’d never need a touch up. The ‘no free touch up’ does not get offered to ppl with high hinderances bec it is harder to correct those on the first try. They might actually require the touch up. One note on ‘free touch up’: its only free if they use the exact same technology. So if in 10 yrs u need a touch up, if the technology they used on ur original procedure is out of date and been replaced, u have to pay full price again. At least that’s what my package said, so make sure u understand ur contract!
Again, I opted for a free touch up package for peace of mind. I have had zero problems and its been a year and a half. Totally seamless transition.
The first 12 hrs after theprocedure was a little nerveracking. they said to expect ‘mild’ irritation. My irritation was high ‘moderate’ and very near ‘severe’ so be prepared to be extremely uncomfortable for the first 12 to 24 hrs. Other than that, it was a total breeze. Once I got over my panic leading up to the actual procedure, that is!
My midpackage cost 3000 for custom bladeless. But again, I had a mild hinderance so it will completely depend on ur individual corneas and how much laser needs to be used. It took 11 seconds for one eye and 8 for the other.
Post # 18
I had my initial assessment today and I qualify for LASIK !! Woo hoo!!! I have to leave my contacts out for 3 weeks, and then go back in to see if my eyes have changed back to their natural state. If they have then I can get the procedure done that day. If not I will have to wait another week or two. So excited!!!
Post # 19
My doctor said I was too old to get it because my vision will be changing in a few years. I’m 34. I wish I had done it years ago. I’ve been told I’m a good candidate for it, but I’m also not the best patient. I’d probably get too panicky and pass out!
Post # 20
I would get a second opinion, I know of at least two people much older than you with good results from lasik
Post # 21
I had LASIK in the UK 3 years ago…. I’m so happy with the final result… and as others said you’ll be amazed at not having to put in contacts every morning.
Not trying to scare you or anything.. but just wanted to let you know of some of my less than positive experiences so you can be prepared!
The day after the surgery, the whites of my eyes had large purple bruises on them from where they use suction to keep your eye still(?). Not a major issue…but you may look less than 100%! So maybe don’t plan much socialising 48 hours afterwards.
I found the after effects very painful, but apparently I’m one of the very few. 99% of people I’ve spoken too who have had it, said it was pain free.. but again just want you to be prepared that it CAN be painful afterwards.
My right eye got an infection in it and I was rushed back in for them to re-lift the corneal flap to wash out the infection etc…this was VERY scary as they said if I’d left it another day before calling them I could have lost my sight… the only indication that I had an infection from my point of view was that the vision in that eye clouded up slightly.
Overall though, I’m glad I had it done, despite the negatives afterwards… I’d still have it done even if I knew all of that was going to happen!
Again def don’t want to scare you, just prepare you incase it doens’t go quite as expected… good luck though, it’ll def be worth it! 🙂
Post # 22
I had LASIK done about 7 years ago in Canada- it cost significantly less than it does in the US, so it was worth it to drive a few hours to have it done there. I had no pain and do not have dry eyes or any other of the possible effects. Best decision ever! (Well, one of the best)
Post # 23
Thanks… Yeah I was thinking about doing that. I think my mom’s boss is like 45 and I remember him getting it done.
Post # 24
I’m so happy whenever somebody asks me about LASIK 🙂
I got it about 3 years ago.
It changed my life.
My eyesight was -3.5 (right eye), -1.75 (left eye). Every year I go back for a check-up. It is 20/20 now.
I highly, highly recommend it!
Post # 25
Best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I see in Blu-Ray now!
Post # 26
@everyheart: I love your “I see in blueray now” comment. I am beyond excited! I think I will start crying when I wake up the next morning and can see!!!!!
Post # 27
The reason why surgeons are reluctant to operate on patients in their 30s or later is because around the time we turn 40, we lose our ability to focus well up close. The most common, easiest fix for this is to wear reading glasses. The problem with LASIK is that the surgeons don’t want to promise that you’ll never need glasses again because you will (as will every homo sapiens
who is lucky enough to live to be 40!).
Moral of the story: if you still want LASIK, that’s okay. Just be sure to tell your surgeon that you understand that you won’t PERMANENTLY be glasses-free (nobody will). Your doctor just doesn’t want you to turn around in the next 10-15 years and get upset because you thought you’d never need glasses again. That’s all
To the OP: I hope your surgery goes really well. Remember that complications are extraordinarly rare; LASIK actually has the highest success rate of any surgerical procedure. I hope you love your new eyes
Post # 28
I had lasik too and it was painless, easy and quick!
Best decision I ever made!
Technology nowsaday has evolved so much more compared to 10 years ago. Complications are rare.
My eyes feel dry once in a while and when I used my eyes too much. But nothing serious, I just use the eye drops and I would defitely trade that for my glass-free!
Post # 29
Thank you. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it then. If I’m still stuck wearing glasses, I might as well save myself a few thousand bucks. But I’d kill to wake up and see the clock.
Post # 30
Oh man, me too! I hear ya.