Thanks. I’ve wondered about that. ...getting my first prescription bifocals soon after relying on cheap reading glasses for too long.
Yep, never be the chimp in space. I have dry eyes which ruled me out.
I went through LASIK in September and do not regret it at all.
I had a nightmarish experience with laser eye surgery that was done by a quack. Luckily, I found an eye surgeon who really knew what he was doing and it got resolved. for a while I feared that I would lose my sight in one eye. Scariest 8 months of my life.
What don’t they regret saying?
Everyone I know who had LASIK eye surgery, about 5 people, love it and had no problems .
I have worked with lasers for many years. All of my work has been with Military applications such as target designators. The medical use of lasers has been phenominal. They are great for such complex medical procedures such as repairing torn retinas. That being said, I have a real aversion to shining a Class IV laser (very hazardous) into your eye for vanity sake because you don’t want to wear corrective lenses.
I have been hesitant on doing Lasik. Even though glasses are a pain in the @$$, I will stay with them ! I wonder about the long term effects.
My guess is, the early practitioners were especially careful-- I had my eyes measured by laser for a 3D picture a couple weeks apart about three different times before having the operation. I don't know if this is still standard practise. I wonder if the proliferation of clinics has led to carelessness in some cases.
My friend had Lasik, said she can read without glasses but stars are blurry. I must see stars.
I wear one contact for reading, one for distance, and it is fine. I love my contacts.
I’ve read that the Navy has their own type of laser eye surgery, that apparently takes a little while longer to recover from, but the results are better.
If I do have laser surgery, which I do want so I don’t have to worry about contacts and glasses, I’m hoping the Navy’s procedure becomes widespread.
My aunt, father, and mother-in-law all had it about 10 years ago and think it was great. My dad still had to wear reading glasses, but before it he was practically blind without glasses. After his surgery was the first time since the 1960’s he could get up and see without needing to put glasses on immediately. He was the only person I ever knew that had to wear contacts and glasses at the same time—the only other choice was those big, thick coke bottle glasses that he would never wear in public, but would wear when first getting up or going to bed. A month after his surgery, he was able to pass the vision test for renewing your driver’s license without corrective lenses for the first time in 40 years!
Eyes cannot be replaced.
I have always been skeptical about the long-term effects of any eye surgery.
I have a strong feeling my skepticism will be answered when the people who had LASIK and the like lose a lot of their vision in their latter years. It doesn’t make me happy, it just makes me right.
My lens Rx hasn’t changed much in 20 years (I literally can wear glasses I had 20 years ago and my vision is just fine) — I will stick with glasses thank you very much.
Bump for later tally.
I had Lasik over 4 years ago. No worries. Good decision.
Tiger Woods won like 20 majors after getting LASIK. I personally know a dozen folks who have gotten it. No reports of any problems, except dry eye in one who had dry eye before.
cut your eyes with a laser, what could possibly go wrong?
It isn’t particularly easy to find an ophthalmologist who has had LASIK.