: Anyone had Laser Eye Surgery ?



Stoneage_Caddy
09-23-04, 11:07 PM
Question of the day today ...

Just curious if anyone has had this laser eye surgery done .....

Bout how much does it cost ?

Decided today i want it (been toying with the idea for a year now) , i was told by a good freind of mine why im confused for a "computer nerd" so much as it was the glasses , even the girl that thought i was (what started this) admitted it was cuz of the glasses .....Yes i know i shouldnt change myself because of others ...but in this superifical world i will continue to be alone if i dont do something .....Weclome to the new millenium.....

I also managed to help this girl out by informing her not to judge everyone by how they look and explained to her that is why she has so much bad luck with guys and why she is alone (a wild guess that turned out to be right)....Also told her i cant fix her computer but i can rebuild her transmission(i overheard her griping about her car) .....she was a little surprised like most people are.......

but i digress , looking for thoughts on this stuff , cant stand the idea of contact lenses (stuff i do wouldnt allow it anyway)...side effects ? pain ? after effects?

ShadowLvr400
09-23-04, 11:20 PM
My mother did. She used to rank at like an 11 or 12 on the nearsightedness thing. (Ie, past 6-8 inches, she couldn't see diddly) She got the lasik (2 visits) and was able to see distance fine, but needed reading glasses. Anythign inside 3 ft was a problem. It's been about 3 years now I guess. Her vision has declined some, but its still serviceable. She's blurry overall, and could stand to wear much lighter glasses all the time now. It kinda depends. (I dont remember the price.)

illumina
09-23-04, 11:34 PM
eye surgery is something that has always given me the creaps...seems like the average is just under 2k.

http://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/cost.htm

perhaps this will give you some ideas.

majax
09-23-04, 11:55 PM
my dad being an attorney got some guy who wanted to sue a place in a nearby town for really messing up his vision. Be carefull who you go to for the surgery.

Stoneage_Caddy
09-24-04, 12:00 AM
hmm maybe i will try contacts first

i can always take those things out before i go into the garage to work on stuff

illumina
09-24-04, 12:04 AM
just don't go to one of them back-woods doctors like in the movie "minority report". that would just plain suck!

Stoneage_Caddy
09-24-04, 12:09 AM
hehehe , if you only knew where i live ........

yah i think im gonna try contacts , just never thought id be able to deal with something in my eye , but at least it wouldnt be permient or permently screwed

RBraczyk
09-24-04, 12:27 AM
My dad got lasik and he used to be 20/400 in one eye. He's been seeing great ever since. Cost him about 1000 bucks.

TheSwedishTiger
09-24-04, 05:47 AM
but i digress , looking for thoughts on this stuff , cant stand the idea of contact lenses (stuff i do wouldnt allow it anyway)...

WHAT do you do that wouldn't allow contacts???
Got contacts over a year ago, and my only regret is that I waited so long.
But it took me a few day to get used to having something in my eyes, but now I never notice they're there. Only notice when they're not... ;)

airbalancer
09-24-04, 06:34 AM
I had one eye done back in 1995 with PRK, ist generation of laser. It was ok not great.But it could finially see my glasses in morning to put them on.
Had the second eye done in 2001 and it was great. Was going for the custom lasik but my eye was to bad for that.
I need reading glasses if the print is very small, I do not need them on my laptop, but Iam at the age were I would have to get them anyway.
Contacts keep rolling in my eye and then I could see anything.
the US Air Force is having alot of their polites done.
Have any question just ask
I can now get mirrors on the bedroom cieling :histeric:

T_Dogg8
09-24-04, 07:43 AM
i know a couple people who have had it done and love it. you have to be careful, some states don't regulate it much.

i also have a friend who is becoming rich by treating patients about a year after the surgery when things become worse. my eye doctor did the surgery for about 2 months and then decided it wasn't worth the hype.

T_Dogg8
09-24-04, 07:44 AM
tell that girl that computer nerds aren't easy to spot anymore. i work in IT and both myself and the guy i work with look nothing like a computer nerd.

D148L0
09-24-04, 10:33 AM
First make sure you are an ideal candidate for laser surgery.
While most people are satisfied with the results, remember there is a chance you won't.
The most important thing, check the credentials/background/experience of the doctor to perform the procedure. As Tdogg said, some states don't regulate that stuff enough.

airbalancer
09-24-04, 10:42 AM
http://www.lasikmd.ca/dr_joseph_weinstock.html is one of the doctors who did PRK. You can read that he has alot experience.
Most of the doctors do Cataract surgery so to get into lasik
Also the web site will give some pricing

Stoneage_Caddy
09-24-04, 11:13 AM
there is one clinic up the street i know of that deals with cataracts and has been doing lasik for a long time , ive seen there work when they did my granfather cataracts and it seems to be exclent quality ...maybe ill talk to them insated of that one in st pete i found online.....

Ralph
09-24-04, 03:48 PM
First make sure you are an ideal candidate for laser surgery.
While most people are satisfied with the results, remember there is a chance you won't.
The most important thing, check the credentials/background/experience of the doctor to perform the procedure. As Tdogg said, some states don't regulate that stuff enough.

This is GOOD advice! My Mom had it done some years ago and now she can't drive at night! she sees halos around lights and it made the nightvision blurry. To qualify for the RCMP, many people got it done a few years ago (I'm not aware if this technique is perfected yet) and they all failed the qualifications because of the blurriness at night, etc.

My friend (in her 50's) had "diamond cut surgury" It is similar but supposedly better than anything lasik does. I'm not sure what the technical name for this is. She explained to me when you get "lazer" surgury, the lazer just cuts off the curve of the eyeball straight across the tip. The problem with this is if they take off too much, you are blurry for life. With diamond cutting (a specialist does this) they actually map out your entire pupil and cut several tiny incisions so that your pupil can focus better. Our doctor that does it down the street is very fussy about who he will do it too, even though he would make more money if he did more people. He woun't let you get it done unless you are over 30 and have not had a prescription change in your glasses for at least 2 years

I'm more than happy to be a geek and wear glasses until all this technology is perfected, especially with all the cool frames out there. If you've seen my picture, I have a pair of Italian Armani Emporio's that get more complements than when I wore contacts. They are the same frames that Italian director/actor Roberto Bemini wears and chicks dig 'em! :thumbsup:

airbalancer
09-24-04, 08:38 PM
radial keratotomis Ralph "diamond cut surgery" which is old then lasik also older then PRK ttp://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/695_rk.html
Did your Mother have PRk or Lasik, or is part of her problem age .
I know of people who end up with better then 20/20.
Also saw a show were the US air force is going for 20/10 vision.
I hated contacts, the last glasses my wife got were of $800.00 about 4 years ago.

Stoneage_Caddy check out so your miltary contacts about lasik.

Stoneage_Caddy
09-24-04, 09:11 PM
Yah i heard the airforce is going to that ...man its too bad im out ....maybe ill talk to the Veterans Administration sometime ...wouldnt be too hard , i work for them ....

1toycad
09-24-04, 10:45 PM
I can now get mirrors on the bedroom cieling :histeric:

I don't get it... :lildevil: