(Closed) Has anyone had Lasik?

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had it done when I was 17, which was almost 16 years ago. My prescription was not all that bad to begin with, so I’m not sure if my situation is comparable to yours. However, my doctor said I was basically an ideal candidate, as my prescription hadn’t changed in a long time (I think I was steady for about two years, but I’m not certain) and I was young enough that there would be a long interval between the surgery and age-related changes, so I’d be able to enjoy my 20/20 vision for a long time. To date, my vision has remained 20/20, and the only adverse effect I experienced is really mild dry eye, so I use eye drops each morning. If I don’t use the drops, my eyes sting and it’s uncomfortable, but it’s not as though I cannot go without them.

Post # 5
6244 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I have!  Here’s a thread I and others commented on that I think is really helpful.  🙂

Post # 7
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had it done almost 5 years ago. It was the best decision ever. No regrets.

Post # 9
10355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My husband had it done about 6 years ago, and he swears it was the best quality of life bump he’s ever had! Also, remember that you can use flex spending accounts (if your employer has that benefit?) to reduce the cost by a lot, if you plan ahead with the contribution and enrollment.

Post # 10
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have mine scheduled for 6/28!  I am so excited.  It’s very expensive, but I know it will be worth it. My only hesitation is my glasses are kind of my security blanket right now – I feel so naked when I don’t have them on!  I rarely wear contacts because my eyes don’t like them.

Post # 11
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had it done about 10 years ago (I was probably 22 at the time).  My prescription was similar to yours with astygmatism.  I did have some complications (google DLK), and it was pretty scary.  HOWEVER!  That was 10 years ago and I’m sure things have gotten better.  In the last couple of years I’ve gotten glasses for driving at night and now I’m starting to get to the point where I need glasses again full time (I’ll be 33 in a couple of weeks).  Would I do it again 10 years ago? Yes.  Saved me lots of money in contacts.  What do I say now when they offer it to me?  No thank you.   Then they look at my chart and say “Oh yeah.  I can understand that.”

My mother has had it done with no problem and my brother is mad that his eyesight is too bad to have it done.

Post # 12
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m hesitant to do it…the procedure looks like something I’d never want to go through! I hate wearing contacts/glasses though.

Post # 13
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Best decision I ever made. My vision was previously -5.25 contact perscription. I don’t even remember what glasses/contacts are like anymore!!! Sometimes I have the “halo” effect when driving at night, but it’s nothing that causes any major problems.

The procedure itself DID hurt more than I expected…when the clamp/suction the eye. But the whole thing is 10 mins and totally worth it.

Just make sure you do your RESEARCH!!!!!! Don’t go for any “deals”.

Post # 16
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

FH got it his sophomore or junior year of college and thought it was the best decision ever- however he was maybe -1.25 at worst. My dad was looking into it last summer and his are only slightly worse than mine (-7.5, -6.75) and they told him they would not be able to completely correct his vision. 

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