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Old 01-28-2004, 06:12 AM
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It was a positive life changing expierence for me..... slightly uncomfortable during the pain what so ever.... I have to agree...the worst part was waiting in the waiting room before the procedure.......go for it
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Old 01-28-2004, 07:14 AM
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Try to make sure that you get a good doc that will tell you the truth. I personally know someone that had the Lasik done and had a problem. A few months after she had the Lasik’s done she had to have her retina repaired. She had a detached retina and had to go to a retina surgeon to have it repaired. The two surgeons told her that she should not have had the Lasik done. Reason being her retinas were thin. I guess when they do an evaluation before the Lasik that is one of the things that they are suppose to check. When she had her evaluation the Lasik Doc told she was a perfect candidate for the Lasik procedure. He lied to her and almost caused her to go blind in one eye. I do know that she found others that this has happened to. You need to be told the truth so that you can make your own judgment. If it were me I would get more then one evaluation and would probably go to a retinal specialist for an evaluation. Best of luck with your choice.
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Old 01-28-2004, 07:16 AM
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had it done 8 years ago this month...never regretted it. All is fine...but I as I get older....need my WalMart specials...for reading very fine print
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Old 01-28-2004, 07:29 AM
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I had it done almost two years ago exactly. BEST THING I EVER DID!! Love it! I know Bill was nervous about me doing it but unless you know what it is like to have to wear contacts or glasses most of your life (since 8th grade), you have no idea what a difference it makes. I was in heaven the first season boating without contacts. My vision was 20/200 (boardering on legally blind). Yes, they give you drops for your eyes and two pain killers. You have to rest your eyes and not rub them but what a miracle to wake up the next day and be able to read the time and temperature in the corner of the TV screen while watching the morning news. The worst part for a female is not being able to wear make-up before or after the surgery for a while...but you get over it. Like US1 Fountain said, after 40 you might need to wear reading glasses but I have a while before that happens.

Good luck with your choice, I don't regret it at all.

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Old 01-28-2004, 07:51 AM
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My bro just got it done and it turned out good for him. He had 20/400 in one eye, I'm about that bad too in each eye. Been wearing contacts/glasses for years now and I'm ready to have it done. I have no idea what it's like to wake up and see stuff. My bro had it done in New Orleans, I forget the name of the place. It's basically a mobile trailer that they take around to different cities. Don't worry either, each time it's moved they have a guy come in and check the laser and make sure everything is ok. A lot of people have gotten it done there and I'm about to be the next, contacts suck and I'm sick of forking over $$ for them each year.
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Old 01-28-2004, 09:01 AM
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Had PRK done 1 year ago. Similar to LASIK, but much more preferred for dry eyes. Best $2400 I have ever spent. I was 20/80 near sighted with astigmatism in both eyes, now I am 20/15. Just research your doctor. My insurance had a deal with one outfit for $895 but I had heard a few negatives, so I went with the best doctor in my area, a little more money but you only have one set of eyes.

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Old 01-28-2004, 09:28 PM
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What is PPK?
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