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Old 12-27-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Had LASIK on 12/14 and am loving it. 20/20 the next morning and tested at 20/15 yesterday at a follow-up apptmt. Still have the nightime halos around headlights and streetlights but it'* not too bad and will completely disappear they tell me. I highly recommend the procedure if you are sick of contacts like I was and have the means. Very odd waking up and being able to see!
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Congrats!

This is something I've always wanted to do. But, I'm VERY protective of my eyes. I can't imagine being blind. One doctor'* miscalculation and it could cost me what I value most.

So.... What'd it cost ya?
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I'd be too paranoid about something going wrong. I think I'd rather continue with my contacts.

I'm glad it went well for you!
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I'd have already done it if my insurance paid more than $500 per eye. Considering what they pay for eyeglasses and contacts every year, you'd think they would want to cover it all (about $1500 per eye around here).

Most Lasik isn't doctor controlled per-se. It'* pretty automated with lots of checks and feedback during the process. Very safe.
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I had lasik and the blade broke and shattered in my eye
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Most modern LASIK procedures use a laser, not a blade. I suggest going that route.
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Most modern LASIK procedures use a laser, not a blade. I suggest going that route.
Its called bladless Lasik or something like that. My dr gave me a video of the entire procedure on a disc.
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I wanna see! Maybe I'll save my pennies and get Lasik in like 10 years
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I found out last summer I had cataracts in both eyes. I had to quit driving my SSEi at night.I had lens implants put in both eyes in August and I am back cruisin' as often as I can . And you are right. It is nice to see again.
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I'd have already done it if my insurance paid more than $500 per eye. Considering what they pay for eyeglasses and contacts every year, you'd think they would want to cover it all (about $1500 per eye around here).
Lucky you, my insurance doesn't cover anything for the procedure.


I had my eyes done in April 2001 and loving it (cost 2300 both eyes)

My wife had hereyes done this year and she'* very happy too. (cost 4600 both eyes)

Her eyes were pretty bad compaired to mine, hence the cost difference.
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