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#71 boscobel

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    Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:01 PM

    I have a consult set up for Thursday! Super excited about that!

    #72 Cindy*

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      Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:14 PM

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      Originally Posted by Oryx
      The Herzig Eye Institute is on the more expensive side in Toronto... they quoted me $4700 for both eyes.
      Wow, it sounds like the surgery has really dropped in price. I paid $5400 at Bochner in December 2006. I don't remember the exact price quote I got from Herzig but it was somewhere around $6200 - $6300 at the time.

      Carly, good luck with your consult. If you are a candidate and you decide to get the surgery, you will not regret it. I don't miss my contacts or glasses one bit. No more dry red eyes from contacts, no more accidently ripping a contact or knocking it out. No more glasses getting foggy in the rain or cold. No more knocking my glasses off the night stand and having to crawl around looking for them. And best of all, I can open my eyes under the water, yeah.

      #73 boscobel

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        Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:19 PM

        Omg, i know, all those things you just said get me SO excited!!! I have my consult on Thursday and have to put it in to my insurance by Friday. I'm going to have the amounts deducted from my pre-tax paycheck, but open enrollment ends Friday, so I had to cram the appt in real quick! I'm thinking if I am a candidate (which I think I am b/c I had a consult like 10 years ago) then I'll schedule it for July which is our new fiscal year. SUPER excited!

        #74 Cindy*

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          Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:26 PM

          Good luck on Thursday. It sounds like you will be a candidate. Realistically, most people are. They can pretty much deal with any challenge these days. Keep us posted how it goes on Thursday. I am excited for you!

          #75 Oryx

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            Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:45 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by carly
            Omg, i know, all those things you just said get me SO excited!!! I have my consult on Thursday and have to put it in to my insurance by Friday. I'm going to have the amounts deducted from my pre-tax paycheck, but open enrollment ends Friday, so I had to cram the appt in real quick! I'm thinking if I am a candidate (which I think I am b/c I had a consult like 10 years ago) then I'll schedule it for July which is our new fiscal year. SUPER excited!
            Good luck Carly, please let us know how it goes!

            And yeah Cindy, the price for Herzig has come down in recent years. I'm still conflicted about wanting to get it done NOW! Logically, I know I should wait, but it's so hard to wait... I figure that as long as we're on track with our saving goals for the wedding, then I can revisit the topic in July.

            #76 Michelle613

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              Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:11 PM

              I got lasik done around 2 years ago and my eyes still get tired all the time and very dry - i'm constantly using artificial tear drops; but still much better then contacts or glasses :)
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              #77 karielk

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                Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:59 PM

                Great to hear everyone's stories about their experiences!

                I'm super excited because my fiance and I just agreed that I can get lasik before the wedding and so I may as well do sooner rather than later! So I'm gonna try to set up a consult very soon.

                I've had glasses since I was around 8 years old, so the idea of waking up able to see just blows me away.

                One question: my eyes are pretty light sensitive now, did any of you with sensitive eyes before the surgery have a lot of problems with that afterward?

                #78 Cindy*

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                  Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:13 PM

                  Karielk, I would say that for me, there was no change. I was sensitive to light before the surgery and still am. It was not any worse after surgery. The exception being the first couple days immediately following surgery in which I pretty much wore my sunglasses 24/7. I am 3 1/2 years post surgery and have had no negative side effects whatsoever.

                  #79 HereFishie

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                    Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:21 PM

                    I've always had light sensitivity so it didn't change for me. Same thing with night blindness issues. I have light coloured eyes and apparently its more of a problem when you do.

                    #80 karielk

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                      Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:44 PM

                      Thanks for the info, gals! I have light colored eyes too, so that's probably my reason for light sensitivity.

                      Well, I've booked a consultation for Friday! I'm so excited! But now I'm starting to get nervous that they'll tell me that I'm not a good candidate.... Eeeeek... Just got to wait and see!




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