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deb54
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Feb-17-13, 10:21 AM (CST)
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   Anyone here have the LASIK surgery? I'm going for a consultation on Wednesday. I'm very near sighted and have been wearing glasses since the First Grade. That's when I found out the the trees have individual leaves--not just a big blurry green mass of vegetation. Anyway, interested in hearing the results and of pro and con opinions. Not sure I'll be able to have it done as my eyes are bad. The first thing I do in the morning is put on the glasses and the last thing to come off are the glasses. Very incoventient when we are boating and I really can't swim or do water sports and that is my goal. Had contact lenses when I was in high school, but only lasted about 8 years and then my eyes got too dry to float the lens.


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Rajahadmin
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Feb-18-13, 05:09 PM (CST)
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1. "Let us know how it goes, Deb54"
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It sounds like you may be a good candidate for it. I'm past that stage as I have "bionic" eyes now, well, at least I have plastic lenses since I had cataract surgery in both eyes. I can see pretty well without my glasses, but the replacement lenses don't cure astigmatism.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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deb54
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Feb-20-13, 12:34 PM (CST)
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2. "RE: Let us know how it goes, Deb54"
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   Well I flunked the evaluation as my left eye does not have enough cornea tissue for LASIK. I was told I can have lens implants like you have Raj, but at a substantially higher cost and each eye has to be done in a separate procedure about a week apart. Think instead of spending $8,800 out of pocket I should keep my money for something fun like an Alaskan trip! So guess I now love my glasses again. Even with the implanted lens I would still need glasses for dim light and maybe reading, so not worth the effort.


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