Anyone have Lasik Eye Surgery?

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  1. spoofy

    spoofy Chemically Enhanced

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    Anyone ever have Lasik Eye Surgery?

    I spoke to a doc last night and tomorrow we are doing my pre-operation exam. Has anyone else had the surgery before? Anything I should ask them? etc...?
     
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    balddog how is your eye sight now?
     
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    did you hit it with receptionist yet? pics?
     
  4. spoofy

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    if I see her today at the office. I am going to see if she would be down for dinner.. if so.. ill get pics
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    HOLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
     
  6. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    not yet, but i really want it badly.
     
  7. daNattyFatty

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    i've had it done too. i had 20/400 vision and the doctor now confirmed 20/15 :eek:

    your night vision WILL be affected. you'll have starbursts for a couple months, but it will gradually diminish. dryness and scratchiness in your eyes goes away pretty quickly too.

    definitely check into the post op care. included in my payment was a year's worth of follow-ups and lifetime enhancements if i need them.

    this is by far the best investment i've made in my young life.
     
  8. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    too expensive right now

    im getting contacts once i get a mc though
     
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    I'd have to agree.
     
  10. dark cloud

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    Same.
     
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    anyone heard of intra lasik, I guess they use a machine to make the actual incision rather than the doc doing it manually, this is supposed to fix the starburst night vision problem, though it takes longer to do :dunno:
     
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    I had my eyes done about 3 years ago and I love it... I went from 20/200 and 20/400 to 20/15 and 20/40. I wish I had made them redo the 20/40 eye, but I'm still WAY better than I was with contacts or glasses, and I'm happy.

    I would just do both eyes at once though (that's what I did). The risk is small, but if they screw up one eye it's not like it automatically screws up the other, so doing them separately doesn't really reduce your risk - on the contrary it means you're opening yourself up to potential complications twice rather than once, and you're doubling your recovery time. Find a reputable surgeon and GO for it.
     
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    dude, nothing to worry about. your gonna love it!
    especially the valium they give you b4 op. lol.
    i remember my receptionist was a butterface :)
     
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  15. spoofy

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    in case anyone cares.. my vision is 20-20 now
     
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    Lucky you Spoofy. Lasik is too expensive and risky for me, but I've been reading a lot about this new procedure called CRT. They're basically braces for your eyes, in that they're contacts that you wear at night that are specially designed to reshape your cornea while you sleep. Then you get up, take the contacts out and you have normal vision for the day. After wearing the "braces" set of contacts for a while, your cornea will be molded to its optimal shape, and then you wear the "retainer" set from then on out. Granted, it's non surgical so its not permanent but you don't have to deal with the risks and cost of surgery either.
     
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    hey filmboy, i didnt mean that post in a bad way bro...
    i have taken anabolics b4 just not currently...
     
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    How much did you guys pay for your surgery?
     
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    total cost was 1800. That was for both eyes, free exams for a year, free touch ups (if needed) for a year. They also financed it at 0%.
     
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    so was it a hyoooge difference? everyone I've talked to that has had that done says it's fantastic. :)
     
  21. MikeTheVike1

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    yea, how'd everything go?
     
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    yep.. it was.. and rocked.. I am glad i did it. It is just a bit werid adjusting.. ive worn contacts/glasses since i was like .. 10 or something.
     
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    That's awesome spoofy!! I've thought about getting that done as well. :dunno:
     
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    lasik vision institute on San Flipe + fountain view (chase bank building)

    consultation is free.. and they finance everyone .. so .. your call :dunno:
     
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    :cool: I'll check that out. Can't beat a free consultation. :bigthumb:
     
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