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  #2058726 19-Jul-2018 11:34
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I've been thinking about having laser eye surgery, then I watched this and it kinda put me off.
https://www.youtube.com/N-T9ZVadNns

 

 




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  #2059706 20-Jul-2018 22:52
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agent86:

 

I've been thinking about having laser eye surgery, then I watched this and it kinda put me off.
https://www.youtube.com/N-T9ZVadNns

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't know what that was - when I click the link it just says that the page is not available.

 

 

 

What put you off, specifically?






 
 
 
 




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  #2059708 20-Jul-2018 22:56
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kryptonjohn:

 

Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

I am glad it worked out well for you! My wife had it done. She would tell you it's some of the best money she spent ever. 

 

Awesome result for you already, hopefully, it can only get better. 

 

 

Thanks. Yes, I would recommend it. I've spent far more on glasses and contact lenses over the years than the surgery cost me, and would have done so going forward too, so in that sense it is not expensive.

 

 

Stop it with your seductive rationalisations! :-)

 

I've been thinking about this for ages, but the up-front cost is so high and I have this stubborn, perhaps irrational resistance to spending the money on myself.

 

Now in my mid 50's and it seems like my eyesight is degrading again... last checkup saw my prescription rise from about +2 to +2.5... does that instability make Lasik a better proposition or a wait proposition? I know... go get a proper consultation. See item 2 above!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firstly the consultation won't cost you anything. 

 

 

 

Secondly, you only live once. Life is short, then you die (etc) so why deny yourself the treatment, assuming you can afford it, just out of an irrational refusal to enjoy the money you earned doing whatever it is you do? Seems a bit illogical to me.

 

 

 

Go see someone; find out if you can have it and what it will achieve for you. At least then you know what you're forgoing by not doing it and what you will gain by doing it.






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  #2062347 25-Jul-2018 15:31
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questions for people who did the surgery.

 

did you require corneal strengthening before main surgery? how much was it? how long after that you waiter for main surgery?

 

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  #2073273 14-Aug-2018 13:46
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I didn't. It was not even mentioned.

 

 

 

Update at 1 month post surgery - I now have better than 20/20 vision as per eye test last week so that is a good measure of success IMV.

 

 

 

The only downside at the moment is night driving. I am fine on an empty road with no oncoming lights but in traffic, the approaching headlights are a little more confusing than I would like them to be. I discovered that if I close my left eye (the one treated for close vision in the blended procedure) then all snaps instantly into clarity.

 

The surgeon said that it isn't uncommon and will probably improve. He said that when I see him at the 3 month point, we will know what is what as that is normally the point that they accept that all the healing is now complete and what you see is what you got. At that point, he will re-examine my eyes if the problem has not just gone away naturally and see whether further enhancement surgery would be useful or whether having a cheap pair of glasses made up for night driving only (effectively with clear lens in the right and a correcting lens in the left to make the left match the right) and leaving them in the car is just easier. 

 

Overall it has been extremely successful and I recommend it highly. I still find myself reaching to remove or adjust glasses I am not wearing though...! laughing






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  #2073292 14-Aug-2018 14:13
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Geektastic:

 

agent86:

 

I've been thinking about having laser eye surgery, then I watched this and it kinda put me off.
https://www.youtube.com/N-T9ZVadNns

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't know what that was - when I click the link it just says that the page is not available.

 

 

 

What put you off, specifically?

 

 

Sorry been MIA with new Dad duties.
The link was meant to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-T9ZVadNns
But glad to hear it has worked out for you, hopefully your night driving improves.




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  #2076196 20-Aug-2018 13:16
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agent86:

 

Geektastic:

 

agent86:

 

I've been thinking about having laser eye surgery, then I watched this and it kinda put me off.
https://www.youtube.com/N-T9ZVadNns

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't know what that was - when I click the link it just says that the page is not available.

 

 

 

What put you off, specifically?

 

 

Sorry been MIA with new Dad duties.
The link was meant to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-T9ZVadNns
But glad to hear it has worked out for you, hopefully your night driving improves.

 

 

 

 

That guy sure had the s****y end of the stick when it comes to complications - and I was impressed by how level headed and reasonable he was towards the company that did it.

 

Of course, the percentage of people with complications that serious is extremely small. Looking at the advice notes I was given, keratoconus (which is what the man in the video had) is something that occurs in 1/2000 of the general population regardless of LASIK and also something they do assess risk factors for when examining you pre-surgery. Of course, they cannot do more than eliminate patients showing risk factors (and he said he was borderline) so they cannot eliminate 100% of the risk.

 

I'm really happy with mine so far; not having to muck about with glasses all the time is a blessing and the sight does seem to get better as time passes. I can now see this typing very clearly, for example, whereas it was a bit fuzzy to start with.

 

Sure, I might end up needing reading glasses or night driving glasses or whatever in time, but hopefully I won't need them all the time, every day for a very long time (if ever).






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