Anyone get Lasik?

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    Dec 31, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    I am thinking of getting it done.
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    Dec 31, 2011 6:59 AM GMT
    It's been 10+ years since I had it done. No regrets.

    How bad is your vision? If you can still drive without glasses or contacts, I think you should reconsider. The side effects may not be worth it, if it's only going to slightly improve your vision.

    Another guy here had those implantable contact lenses. He posted a thread a while ago. Maybe he'll see this thread and offer his experience.
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    Well my eye doctor told me that I am the perfect candidate for lasik lol..so I figure my vision is pretty bad icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    I had PRK done in Feb 2010. My corneas werent thick enough for regular lasik. My eye dr said PRK was by far the superior procedure anyway... even though the recovery was longer (about 3 months). But today I am so glad I had it done. I went to Sioux Falls... Vance Thompson was the dr name. Totally worth it. Any questions feel free to ask. -Chris
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    had Lasik in 2004. Best thing I did in my life. I've always had dry eyes (which is another reason I struggled with contacts) so I have to use tears alot. I did get the halo effect, but it's tolerable.
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    I had lasik in 2002 and it was totally worth it. I was super near-sighted and it was great to see things clearly with my own eyes for the first time since third grade.

    My eyesight continues to degrade but it's only now that I could use reading glasses on occasion.
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    I've been waiting for vision correction surgeries to be perfected since the late seventies when they were pioneered with tiny scalpels (radial keratotomy). So long in fact that I now wear bifocals, which I'll stick with because as recently as last year I've been advised to avoid PRK and Lasik by people who underwent those procedures and now endure halos and permanent night blindness. Not a fan of any elective surgery anyway even though I was told last week by a Lasik success story who still has to wear reading glasses that I should have it done because I'd look "even younger," but given all the variables for myself it's just not worth the risk.