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In your case, absolutely!

-9 is quite a big correction - and my Dr told me the greater the correction, the greater the regression possible. I was somewhere around -7.75 (combo of nearsightedness and astigmatism) after the surgery I briefly had 20/15 vision (oh heaven!) which regressed within a few months to about 20/60 which didn't work for me. I had the enhancement done one eye at a time, first eye went perfect no complications, second eye I experienced blurry vision (like trying to see underwater) for a couple of weeks before it cleared up. My vision is now 20/30. Keep in mind I had my surgery ten years ago (and they are much, much better at it now!) and my astigmatism was a huge factor.

What I am trying to say is that it is not without possible complications, although not serious ones, but the benefits for me overrode the risk. With -1.5 you probably need to wear glasses or contacts - so a correction can solve that. My Dr told me that he would re-correct anything over 1 diopter.

good luck with your decision - isn't this surgery the greatest miracle? well I think so after wearing glasses from age five to age thirty five!

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