Laser eye surgery comments:
I had lasik about 3 years ago. I was a great experience. I did not feel a thing. They give valium before hand and they put eye drops in your eyes that completely numb them. Also, the room that you are in is completely dark, so you don't even have to see what's going on. I had 20/20 vision within 24 hours of my surgury, and still do today. I would recommend it to any and everyone!
I had lasik five years ago, and everything still seems to be working perfectly. There are a few things to consider-you want to find a doctor with experience. Beware the bargain basement surgeries...though you would think that didn't need to be said! ;) The procedure itself wasn't really painful for me. It was difficult focusing on the bright white light I had to stare into during the procedure, but it went quickly. I had actually seen a video of the procedure before I did it, so I knew what to expect. There wasn't pain, I was on vicodan throughout, but there was itching. Afterwords, your eyes are EXTREMELY sensitive to light. I took more vicodan, put on goggles and taped them down (you do NOT want to rub your eyes!) and slept until the next day. When I got up the next morning, I could see the license plates on the cars outside my window. SHARP vision. It slowly improved over time until I became somewhere between 20/20 and 20/10. I did have some problems driving at night at first, thought that improved over time. Really, just find a doctor with experience and learn as much about the procedure as you can. For me at least, the results have been worth it!
Hi -- I had the Lasik surgery about 2 years ago -- My eyes were really bad and was almost refused to have it done -- My astigmatism was really bad -- I had to have the most painfull proceedure done and the one that takes the longest recovery -- Instead of cutting around the lense and flipping it over and trimming it down/slitting it they had to trim down my whole eye from top down -- The recovery took 3 months vs. 1 hour -- I couldn't see to walk or do anything for a week and the pain was really bad (but they screwed up on my meds and sent me home with no numbing pain drops for my eyes for 2 days) -- For the 1st few weeks I just knew I had made the biggest mistake of my life -- That had always been one of my biggest fears, loosing my sight, because my eyes had been so bad my whole life and I had worn glasses since 7 yrs old -- But after the 3 months it was incredible -- The surgery I had done was the most painful and the longest recovery but it's the best on the eyes -- And prefered if the person will do it -- My eye sight is great now, better than most who have the surgery because of the different proceedure -- No glasses at all and I love it (LOVE IT!!) It was worth it all -- There are no dashes or spectras because of slashes in the eyes -- I can rub my eyes and not fear the lense turning up because of the surgery -- It's great -- I suggest that you talk in detail to an Eye Dr. that you can trust, go get the workup done on the surgery and see what the Eye surgens have to say (you still can walk out up to the point you agree to go back and have the surgery) even after all the tests they will let you know your chances and help you make an informed decision and let you decide if you still want it before they take you back that day to do it -- As far as it being worth it, YES, it's worth it -- My mom's had it done too -- My experience was worse than hers but my vision is 100 X's better than hers too and again, it's soooooooo worth it
I had it done 2 years ago and LOVE IT! I'd do it again in a heartbeat! You just have to be very careful and choose who you go to carefully. Ask for people/clients that have had it done and call and ask them about their experience. Ask about his credentials and where the doctor has studied and worked. Most of the times they do offer a line of credit to have it done. Just remember not to choose someone because they are cheaper. You get what you pay for. That is a good indication of a doctor. Are they pumping people in and out for cheap? I know when I went they had many tests you had to go thru first to see if you even qualify to have it done. If so then you watch a video on it and even speak to someone about your ideas of it and what the outlook you expect is. Good luck! It's awesome!
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