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#148949 6-Jul-2014 16:42
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This seemed the logical forum to place this thread.

Have any of you geekzoners had this done or thought about it?

I opted for it when I was 22, back in 1992/1993. I can't remember how short-sighted I was, but I couldn't focus on anything more than about six inches away.

At that time, there was only one clinic in NZ doing this (in Auckland). I got a procedure called Photo refractive keratectomy which was the only one available then. This was years before LASEK came along.

I'll be 44 this month and my vision is still pretty good. I have not worn prescription glasses since the surgery.




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  #1081895 6-Jul-2014 16:51
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My friend had this done about 3 years back and no regrets at all,

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  #1081915 6-Jul-2014 17:40
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I had it done about 14 months ago. Best $6k if every spent. 

 
 
 
 


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  #1081922 6-Jul-2014 18:00
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6 years post LASIK here. I echo the "Best $6k I ever spent" sentiment.

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  #1081955 6-Jul-2014 18:18
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I almost had this done about 10 years ago. My cornea tore as it was peeled back, there is a 1 in x hundred chance of this and they make you aware of it prior to the process. Put a patch on my eye and put back in waiting area where they handed me an envelope with a cheque (refund) in it. A few follow-up calls, at no cost, over the next couple of weeks to make sure things had healed correctly. I still wear specs.

Wife had no issues and was able to read billboards on way home through the clear eye patch.

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  #1081974 6-Jul-2014 18:49
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My ex-wife had Lasik done in AUckland about 8-10 yrs ago and agree with those who've had it done successfully best dollars we spent.  No problems with her eye's since and she could even notice a decent improvement on our way back to Wellington (driving the following day).  If considering just do it as the person above has pointed out even a failed surgery (assuming they're a good company) will either see you refunded or with no more eye problems.

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Best $6k if every spent. 


Should've gone to specsavers

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  #1082022 6-Jul-2014 19:38
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traderstu:
Best $6k if every spent. 


Should've gone to specsavers

No that would be me.
(I now use Zenni Optical)

 
 
 
 


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  #1082023 6-Jul-2014 19:43
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Yes, fantastic and well worth it. Went through Eye Institute, thoroughly recommended.

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  #1093191 21-Jul-2014 17:55
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i had lasik done at fendalton eye clinc about 7 years ago and its worth every cent!


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  #1093221 21-Jul-2014 19:23
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Had Lasek (yes with an e) done in Korea about 4 years ago. Cost about $2500 dollars for both eyes and best money I have spent.  Recovery time with Lasek is much ling but no worry with displacement or tears.  I also have a life time guarantee, for what ever that means.

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  #1093299 21-Jul-2014 21:17
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had lasik at eye institute with peter ring 8+ years ago.  probably broken even (or saving $$) on costs by now over buying glasses/contact, but the biggest benefit has been the zero hassle!

i'd recommend to everyone, the 'surgery' gets easier and easier, and technology better and better.  It's pretty much a painless walk-in & walk-out procedure now.




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  #1093302 21-Jul-2014 21:20
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oxnsox: I almost had this done about 10 years ago. My cornea tore as it was peeled back, there is a 1 in x hundred chance of this and they make you aware of it prior to the process. Put a patch on my eye and put back in waiting area where they handed me an envelope with a cheque (refund) in it. A few follow-up calls, at no cost, over the next couple of weeks to make sure things had healed correctly. I still wear specs


I don't think the need to peel back any more with the newer tech. (I had the microplane flap, which apparently can be re-lifted years later too).  Maybe you'd be able to go for another try :-)






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Good to hear about others' experience with this type of surgery. I've never regretted getting it done as I've not worn glasses again for half my life now.




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  #1093495 22-Jul-2014 09:25

Had LASIK surgery in Hong Kong in 2008, while on holiday.
Pretty nervous about being so far away , so researched carefully beforehand. The experience was all that is described in the better websites on the topic at the time. So  I recommend googling those sites rather than here. One of the best was a Youtube video of the view from under the laser - it was exactly like that!
Check the sites for the after effects - I experienced some dry-eye irritation for up to three years after.
Otherwise, Im very glad I did it. It was like Christmas morning when I got up on the morning after and looked out the hotel window. Best present ever.

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I was very lucky and got my surgery for FREE, by being on a Drug Trial ( 2nd human in the world to use it).

 

 

the PRK method was used, but with the drugs, there was no 2 weeks of needles in the eyes while recovering.

 

 

Only issue with the LASIK method, is in cutting the eye, it does create a weak spot, and in 10 years you may rub your eye and tear it.

 

 

LASIK is the quick and painless method most places use though.

 

 

Any surgery to correct vision is def worth it, just research the methods and discuss with the surgeon.

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