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Laser Eye Surgery - anyone's experiences?

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#1 Alyssa

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    Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:33 AM

    Has anyone else had Lasik? i had it about 3 weeks ago and was wondering if any of you had it and if so, what kind of after effects you had?

    My eyes have been getting tired really quickly from adjusting, especially on the PC and in the car at night.

    The doctors say this is all normal and takes some time to go away but it is always comforting when someone else is / has gone through something similar!


    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:39 AM

      I had it almost 5 years ago now ... went from almost legally blind w/o glasses to 20/15 after the surgery --- and my eyes are still that good.

      However, driving at night means more halos for me now ... and if it's raining -- forget about it. I also get eye strain from lots of time in front of the computer (this darn forum isn't helping!!!) ... but other than those small things ... I am ssssooo glad I had it done and can't imagine still wearing contacts/glasses.

      #3 Martha

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        Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:42 AM

        I can't wait to get this done after the wedding!

        I hope your eyes continue to improve!

        #4 Jessica

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          Posted 30 July 2007 - 11:54 AM

          I haven't had it, but I want to so bad!!! I'm just trying to convince the husband why it would be a good idea. He's all worried something will happen.

          #5 Alyssa

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            Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:14 PM

            it is really safe and you live close to me - you just have to make sure you go to the best people - in our area that is Kremer Laser Eye.

            it was instant - i had bettern than perfect vision within 32 seconds and could see every detail on the ceiling immediatley - pretty crazy!!!

            #6 Janet

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              Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:19 PM

              I had it about a year ago and my eyes were really, really dry for about 6 weeks and I saw "halos" around lights at night. Are you using Systane eyedrops all the time (At about the 6 week mark, all my symptoms were gone and have never come back, btw)

              #7 jak27

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                Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:55 PM

                I'm getting lasik next Friday and am so excited! But the Dr. mentioned that depending upon what type of lasik you have (meaning all lasers, or some cutting with a machine, etc) effects the amount of healing time you need, especially night vision.

                For example, she said that people who have ungone lasik using the laser now to actually make the flap take longer to heal and experience more night vision issues like halos and stars than those that use the sliding machine-thingy to make the flap.

                I'm going laser all the way, b/c I'm scared to death of the machine that looks like a lawn mower go over my eyeball, so I'm anticipating having at least 3 weeks of night vision effects until they heal fully.

                Keep us posted, so I can see how you progress!

                #8 Alyssa

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                  Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:11 PM

                  thanks for the feedback! i have been using the drops - no halos at this point just sensitivity, some dryness and tiredness. but still worth all it - is is AWESOME!!!

                  #9 boscobel

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                    Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:45 PM

                    I am doing this befoe the wedding, but haven't booked it yet. I have the paperwork, but haven't actually done it. It was either this or laser hair removal. I told Matt I want one now and one after we are married and I am so looking forward to being on our honeymoon and not having to rollover and put my glasses on!!!! Keep up updated on the progress!

                    #10 Darlsay

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                      Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:42 PM

                      I got my surgery at Kremer over 7 years now. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself. Be patient, You'll be fine.

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