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      05-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Got lasik done on Friday! My vision is now awesome!! Anyone else have lasik done? If so what are your long term experiences.

Update: 1 week after surgery
Left eye = 20/20
Right eye = 20/15!!!!!!
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How much is that running now a days? Did you wear contacts before? What was you prescription strength?

Glad to hear you 20/20 again!! Congrats!
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My fiance was practically blind before getting LASIK. Now she has waaaay better vision than me.
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How much is that running now a days? Did you wear contacts before? What was you prescription strength?

Glad to hear you 20/20 again!! Congrats!
Thanks! I went to a pricier clinic that provides a life time guarantee with excellent staff for $4500. I was on and off with contacts, wasn't a fan, they always irritated my eyes. My prescription was ~-4.75 in both eyes.
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Best investment you can make in yourself. Had mine in 2004 and still 20/20.
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dry eyes is the most common side effect. many times a little regression may occur after about 5 years, but you can get a touch up. i had mine done in 2007 and i'm about -0.50 D now. still happy though!
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Had it done over a year ago and still have better than 20/20 vision. Best money I've ever spent!
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dry eyes is the most common side effect. many times a little regression may occur after about 5 years, but you can get a touch up. i had mine done in 2007 and i'm about -0.50 D now. still happy though!
Definitely getting the dry eyes right now, hopefully it'll slowly start to improve. Other then that best money I've ever spent by a long shot.
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I had it done 8 years ago.
one of my eyes is now starting to go go bad again.. but so far only .5 bad.. it was during my PPL medical exam. So they didn't give me a proper "what's wrong with you". I passed the medical, my eyes are good enough to fly with, so I'm happy.
will go see an eye doctor soon enough.
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always had 20/20 here, teeth are more of an issue. already had braces once, not going through that again lol
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I went for a sonsult and was told they could do one eye for near and one eye for far. Anyone else had something like this done? Any depth perception issues after? Did one eye regress?

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Got it last year, changed my life.. Would recommend to anyone thinking about doing it. It takes longer to fill out the paperwork then it does the actual procedure. Amazing techology
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Takes awhile for dry eyes to go.
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I've always thought about it, but I'm -11.0 in each eye. If I can't get to 20/20, then I don't think I'd bother. I can't find sufficient info online to confirm whether my eyesight is too far gone. Thoughts
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I've always thought about it, but I'm -11.0 in each eye. If I can't get to 20/20, then I don't think I'd bother. I can't find sufficient info online to confirm whether my eyesight is too far gone. Thoughts
i've known 3 people who have done it and they were all 20/20 afterwards.
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I've always thought about it, but I'm -11.0 in each eye. If I can't get to 20/20, then I don't think I'd bother. I can't find sufficient info online to confirm whether my eyesight is too far gone. Thoughts
Most clinics offer free consultations, stop wondering and start looking for some clinics in your area!
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I'm scared to do LASIK and go blind ..
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Got lasik done on Friday! My vision is now awesome!! Anyone else have lasik done? If so what are your long term experiences.
Since you're in socal, can you tell me who you went to?
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I'm scared to do LASIK and go blind ..
hahahaha
it is such a quick procedure
from walking in to walking out (and this was 8years ago) it took 15 mins and that's because I gave the nurse a hard time for the final examination.

You run no risk.
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A friend of mine's LASIK got botched and now has to wear several different pairs of glasses for different activities.

It'd be nice not to have glasses ... and I know complications are very, very rare ... but I'm fine with glasses and will probably stick with them, lol.
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hahahaha
it is such a quick procedure
from walking in to walking out (and this was 8years ago) it took 15 mins and that's because I gave the nurse a hard time for the final examination.

You run no risk.
did you do it in Montreal?
they recommend waiting until minimum 25.
i've heard so many horror stories about dr. michel pop in montreal!!!
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