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I had Intralase done in Denver 4 years ago & it's one of the best things I ever did! I had a high astigmatism in both eyes. I can't remember what my strength for glasses were but they were pop bottle lenses. For the first few months my eye sight was 20/15, then they changed to 20/30 & now it's back to 20/15. I was 42 when I had the Intralase done & my doc said that it would probably push me into reading glasses with in a year. Still at 46 I don't need reading glasses but my distance vision & night vision is a little blurry. I called my doctor a few months ago & he said that it could be that my eyes are changing & I'll probably need reading glasses soon. He said my eyes are still so good that there's no way they would do a re-touch. I agree with others here, it's worth the extra cost to go to an independant doc, not to a lasik for $499 deal!
Mine was $3000 in 2003 but Intralase might have come down some since then. A lot of docs offer a payment plan or a free interest for a year deal. I think this is ok to post, I hope, my doc's name is Jon Dishler & I'd recommend him to anyone.
I had my lasik on September 21st, so I'm going into my 3rd week. I do not regret the surgery at all! Prior to surgery I had trouble seeing distance (-2.50 for contacts so not TOO bad, but bad enough), and then the day after surgery when I went for my follow up I was seeing 20/20. Doing the drops all the times gets a little annoying, but it's definitely worth it.

I live down in the middle of nowhere, so I had to travel about 2 hours away for the surgery. You're supposed to go to sleep right after you leave so your eyes will have a chance to heal. Well when we left (Friday around 3 something) we hit rush hour, so it took 3 1/2 hours to get home! needless to say that was a painful trip home, and I wish I could have just slept through it!!! They say that pain is caused when the numbing drops wear off.

If anyone that doesn't have it's done is interested in the procedure I do have a video of it being done on my eyes that I could send.

PS-on another note...my friend got the lasik done the same day (the intralase) and he seems to be having trouble seeing up close now. He also had an astigmatism so I'm not sure if that is a factor or not. He now also has red spots on the whites of his eyes, which look like blood vessels burst or something...the doctor said it is just bruising though and that it will go away.
Oh my gaud..??Red spots on the eyes?? I am very interested in seeing the video I am schedualed to go in for this lasiks procedure end of October.. after reading all this? I am not so sure about this now? This is all very informative...


[QUOTE=bmd1011;3248620]I had my lasik on September 21st, so I'm going into my 3rd week. I do not regret the surgery at all! Prior to surgery I had trouble seeing distance (-2.50 for contacts so not TOO bad, but bad enough), and then the day after surgery when I went for my follow up I was seeing 20/20. Doing the drops all the times gets a little annoying, but it's definitely worth it.

I live down in the middle of nowhere, so I had to travel about 2 hours away for the surgery. You're supposed to go to sleep right after you leave so your eyes will have a chance to heal. Well when we left (Friday around 3 something) we hit rush hour, so it took 3 1/2 hours to get home! needless to say that was a painful trip home, and I wish I could have just slept through it!!! They say that pain is caused when the numbing drops wear off.

If anyone that doesn't have it's done is interested in the procedure I do have a video of it being done on my eyes that I could send.

PS-on another note...my friend got the lasik done the same day (the intralase) and he seems to be having trouble seeing up close now. He also had an astigmatism so I'm not sure if that is a factor or not. He now also has red spots on the whites of his eyes, which look like blood vessels burst or something...the doctor said it is just bruising though and that it will go away.[/QUOTE]





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