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  Reply # 1093531 22-Jul-2014 10:11
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I tried to have this done over 10 years ago. Got to the last check where they tested my peripheral vision in the dark. Back then at least my peripheral vision was too large to correct so I was told I'd potentially end up with a halo of uncorrected vision in the dark. I'm still tempted to go back and see if anything has changed.

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  Reply # 1093573 22-Jul-2014 11:44
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Klathman: I tried to have this done over 10 years ago. Got to the last check where they tested my peripheral vision in the dark. Back then at least my peripheral vision was too large to correct so I was told I'd potentially end up with a halo of uncorrected vision in the dark. I'm still tempted to go back and see if anything has changed.

 

 

MASSIVE improvements in the technology in the past 10 years.

 

 

Definately worth booking in for an assessment again, and see where they are at with being able to assist.

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  Reply # 1093628 22-Jul-2014 12:36
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A couple of things to be aware of...

* Last I knew, you couldn't get a Commercial Pilot's License if you've had lasik. Maybe that's changed with modern technology?

* It is likely that your eyes will naturally change between age 40 and 50... if you're near to 40 and have lasik, you may still need glasses in a couple of years time.

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  Reply # 1101758 4-Aug-2014 15:10
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Lucky buggers, all of you. My corneas are too thin, so I can't have it. :(




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magu: Lucky buggers, all of you. My corneas are too thin, so I can't have it. :(

If you're still keen for corrective surgery check out ICL from Dr Trevor Gray at Eye Institute. I had pretty severe myopia and it worked a treat! It's a bit more expensive that LASIK and there can be complications (of course) but worth checking out if you're interested. I was watching TV the night of my surgery unassisted and went to see Avatar 3D the weekend afterwards (although that might've been a bit premature!).

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  Reply # 1101849 4-Aug-2014 16:27
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magu: Lucky buggers, all of you. My corneas are too thin, so I can't have it. :(

If you're still keen for corrective surgery check out ICL from Dr Trevor Gray at Eye Institute. I had pretty severe myopia and it worked a treat! It's a bit more expensive that LASIK and there can be complications (of course) but worth checking out if you're interested. I was watching TV the night of my surgery unassisted and went to see Avatar 3D the weekend afterwards (although that might've been a bit premature!).


Interesting, though they say it's targeted for people with severe myopia, and I only have mild one. But I'll check it out anyway.




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  Reply # 1101853 4-Aug-2014 16:29
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magu:
bazzer:
magu: Lucky buggers, all of you. My corneas are too thin, so I can't have it. :(

If you're still keen for corrective surgery check out ICL from Dr Trevor Gray at Eye Institute. I had pretty severe myopia and it worked a treat! It's a bit more expensive that LASIK and there can be complications (of course) but worth checking out if you're interested. I was watching TV the night of my surgery unassisted and went to see Avatar 3D the weekend afterwards (although that might've been a bit premature!).


Interesting, though they say it's targeted for people with severe myopia, and I only have mild one. But I'll check it out anyway.

I don't see why it would matter. Essentially that's because the cornea is too thin to be able to remove enough material to correct that level of myopia. If you have mild myopia but thin corneas it's the same (or so I'd think).

Edit: On that website, it also lists "thin corneas" as a reason for getting it.

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