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Old 01-30-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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Lasik Surgery

I am getting tired of wearing glasses, not a vanity thing, but I've depended on these things to help me see for nearly 30 years.
Getting tired of paying $500 a year for new glasses/eye doctor...etc.

Has anyone had Lasik surgery??? It seems affordable, and supposedly the technology is fantastic. Recovery time of 1 day, seems pretty simple.

Good, bad...???

Thanks for the advice, in advance!!!

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Old 01-30-2006, 01:14 AM   #2
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I'm in the same boat Erik. I have horrible eyes and would love to get lasik. Wouldn't it be so amazing to wake up in the morning and be able to see? Like you, I wonder about the pros and cons, I'm interested to see the response you get on this thread.
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Old 01-30-2006, 02:45 AM   #3
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Someone at work had it done. She was happy with it. You will definitely want to check it out first, and choose a doctor based on success rates and not coupon deals.

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Old 01-30-2006, 07:10 AM   #4
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I don't say this to swing anyone one way or the other, since it isn't really a valid sample of all eye centers, but when I go by the Henry Ford eye center around here (one of the places around town that does the Lasik) I can't help but notice that most of the staff is still wearing GLASSES....


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Old 01-30-2006, 08:04 AM   #5
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I don't say this to swing anyone one way or the other, since it isn't really a valid sample of all eye centers, but when I go by the Henry Ford eye center around here (one of the places around town that does the Lasik) I can't help but notice that most of the staff is still wearing GLASSES....


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Ditto, John.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:31 AM   #6
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An aunt and a friend both had it done, and they're very happy with the results. Beyond that, sorry Erik, I don't have much insight to offer you here - best of luck if you go for it
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i know several people who've had it done and were very happy. it's something i'm thinking about doing myself.
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This is an idea I have been tossing around for a long time. Does anyone know if it fixes astigmatism as well though? Besides I am hopelessly near sighted, I also have bad astigmatism...
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This is an idea I have been tossing around for a long time. Does anyone know if it fixes astigmatism as well though? Besides I am hopelessly near sighted, I also have bad astigmatism...
I'm that way too but I qualify as a good canidate for lasik.
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I'm that way too but I qualify as a good canidate for lasik.
that is good to know!! Maybe I will seriously look into this. I have been wearing contacts for 20 years but they can be such a pain in the you know what... especially when you have to go out on a windy day, or accidentally fall asleep, or during the hay fever season, or accidentally drop it when you are alone (imagine as it is already out of your eye so you are semi-blind, then you have to crawl all over the place for that tiny transparent almost invisible object!!)...
It would be so nice to be free of all these hassles for good!!
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