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Old 10-20-2004, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default HELP - i'm BLIND . . . .

okay, maybe not today but last week i was . . . i finally had my eyes lasered - PRK!

NOTE: if i misspell anything i still can not completely focus on the computer screen.

had it done last Wednesday. always wanted to do it now it is done.

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PAIN!! Lot'* of PAIN!!

if you get it done make sure you have atleast a week or more off from WORK/school for the PRK

It really helps to have a Loving wife and a helpful son

results???? stilll healing. final results in about 30 days. my test yesterday showed a 20/15 combined!! it is still fuzzy and due to healing not consistant

should you have it done . . . yes, no, maybe - ask me again in a week or so after my eyes stabilize greater.

Anyone else have it done yet? Want to have it done???
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Thats real good that you have support with you. Hope everything turns out great. Can I borrow the car while your healing? j/k
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I've wanted to get it done for a while, but the whole cost think is turning me away currently. How bad was your prescription before? My eyes are about -7 and -7.5, but that was a while ago and I know they've gotten worse since.
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my eyes keep getting worse as i got older, so unfortunatley i think eventually it will be nessisary. get back to us and tell us how it is.
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Does you wallet ache?? Both my girlfriend and I have been considering this for a few months now.
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I want to get it done but I was told the worse your eyesight the greater your chances of permanent injury. Looking at the horror stories on the internet I'm not sure if I want to risk it, even though the risk is small. Oh btw, my eyes are -8.75 -9.00. Yeah, bad.
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Dang, and I thought I was blind at -5.75 and -6.00 !

I've thought about Lasic surgery, but the cost has kept me away too. Plus a co-worker of mine had it done, and had to go back several times to get things fixed. And how come every eye doctor I've ever been to still wears glasses, and hasn't had it done... ? Hmmm.....

I think I'll stick with my disposable soft contacts for now. I can handle spending $18 for a box every 6 months.
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I'll laser anyone'* eyes for beer. It'll cost you round trip airfare and a case of Widmer.
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Anyone know what the cutoff is for 'legally blind'?
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According to the entry on blindness in the Yahoo! Health Encyclopedia, anyone with vision worse than 20/200 that cannot be improved with corrective lenses is considered legally blind. In addition, people with a visual field of less than 20 degrees diameter (10 degrees radius) are also considered legally blind.

The American Optometric Association states that a person with 20/20 vision can clearly identify a row of 9mm letters from 20 feet. A legally blind person with vision of 20/200 has to be as close as 20 feet to identify objects that people with normal vision can spot from 200 feet. So a legally blind person needs a distance of two feet to spot the letters on a standard eye chart that is 20 feet away.
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