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I am getting a lasik consolation appointment and over the phone they said your eyes must be stable for *three* years and they also said my age of 23 makes me a poor candidate as lasik is for "older people" ah well after reading its risks I have lost alot of interest in it anyway so im in no hurry. I do have interest in intacs, maybe you can do the same, itll correct -3 of your pescription making everything far clearer
Hey, I had lasik about three weeks ago. I thought about getting it done in college (i'm 23 now) but I couldn't afford it then so it wasn't really an option. I may be way off, but to me it seems that all the reading I had to do in high school and college may have contributed to my bad vision in the first place. My prescription changed every year until I finished college, then it stabilized.

As far as I know, lasik does nothing to prevent future changes in vision. If your eyes were going to get worse, they still will after lasik. That's why most doctors advise you to wait until you're 21 or so. I would definitely recommend lasik to anyone who is sick of glasses and contacts, but honestly right now I'm not sure if I'd be willing to spend five hours studying for a midterm. All I would be thinking about was how I was destroying my vision all over again.
I first will disclaim in that I am not a doctor, but I have to disagree with studying contributing to bad vision. My vision changed rapidly from when I was about 8 to 11 years old, then basically has changed very little since then. I was in university for 7 years (with LOTS of studying as I studied science and engineering), then have worked extensively with computers since then (now at 35 years old). I think vision changes because you are still "growing" into your 20s. That is my opinion, anyhow!

[QUOTE=Duffman518]to me it seems that all the reading I had to do in high school and college may have contributed to my bad vision in the first place. My prescription changed every year until I finished college, then it stabilized.
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One eye doctor, who is not my normal doctor, said that my vision will stop changing after college, and that is because of reading and the fact that you stop growing. But gee, I hope my eyes are the only thing that are still growing, because I'm 6 feet tall!





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