(Closed) Laser Eye Surgery Experiences?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: If you've had Lasik, would you have it again?
    Yes : (36 votes)
    95 %
    No : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had Lasik done five years ago, and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I read the horror stories too, and it scared me. Just make sure you go to a reputable doctor with years of experience and all good reviews.

    Post # 4
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    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I had it done when I was 20.  I had 20/15 vision the next day.  Unfortunately, I was an idiot and kept wearing my contacts too close to the day of the surgery.  I also may have been too young and my eyes didn’t stabilize yet, but I was back in contacts a couple of years later.  

    I’m back to where I started, but have been told I can safely have the surgery 1 more time.  I was advised to wait until after I’m done having children because pregnancy will change my eyes as well.  

    I went to TLC Laser Eye Center for my surgery, which was performed by the chief of opthalmology at one of the local hospitals.  

    I think I may very well have that second surgery later on.  

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I had Lasik about 9-10 years ago, I was afraid it wasn’t going to last but so far so good! I’m really happy I did and can’t even believe I had glasses it seems like so long ago. I don’t understand why more people don’t do it (I guess the $$ would be a big reason).  I think all Lasik is bladeless?? It’s Lasik because it uses laser…correct?  I have never known anyone recently that has gotten the “blade” surgery.  I had some major light sensitivity for a few days but other than that all was good!

     

    Post # 6
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    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @strawbabies:  Wait. So you paid for laser surgery and then used contacts after?  

    Post # 7
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I had Lasik, and like a previous poster I had 20/15 vision almost immediately afterward. I would do it again for sure. 

    I have to wear glasses to drive at night though because of how sensitive I am to light but I also apparently have giant pupils and it was a thing. It’s still amazing.

    Post # 9
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    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @peachacid:  I was supposed to stop wearing my old contacts several weeks before the surgery.  Being a vain moron, I kept wearing them until only a couple of weeks before.  The contacts change the shape of the cornea.  So my eyes didn’t adjust to their “natural” state before I had the surgery. So the surgery didn’t really make all of the adjustment I needed for a permanent change.  My vision was great for a while, but then reverted back to where I started, putting me in contacts a second time.

    If I have Lasik a second time, I’m going to wear glasses exclusively for at least a month prior.

    Post # 10
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    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I had lasik and got the intralase laser incision…. The actual procedure was really really scary but it was so worth it. After a short nap, I could see the clock clearly when I opened my eyes! I have had no issues since then. It was a huge decision and used up most of my savings, but it was definitely the best decision of my life. Just make sure you follow all of their instructions carefully before and after and you’ll do fine! Good luck at the consultation that’s when I paid for mine and it was intense lol. 

    Post # 11
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    commenting here so i can keep track of this thread and check back later! I would absolutely love to get lasik. I’ve worn glasses since I was 11 and I’m so over them. For a long time I wore contacts and they didn’t really bother me but about 5 years ago I started getting very sensitive eyes and now I can’t wear contacts for more than 1-2 days per week max. Total bummer.

    Post # 13
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    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I am seriously considering LASIK so I’m going to keep checking this thread. 

    Post # 16
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    7437 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I want Lasik so badly. All I want is to be able to wake up from sleeping and just be able to see! I can’t imagine what that would be like…

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