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Should I do it?
Feb 23, 2012
I am considering getting lasik on my eyes. I am 27 years old and have worn glasses/contacts since I was in the third grade. I am really nearsighted. My contact prescription is -8.68 in both eyes. With my contacts in, the doctor said I see about 20/30 and this about what I would expect to see after the surgery. I went for a consultation a couple of weeks ago and the doctor said everything looked good and normal and that I was an excellent candidate. He then sent me for a second test on my cornea which measures the thickness all around the eye and not just the front. It came back normal as well.

I really, really want to get the surgery. I have been so blind for so long that I cannot imagine being able to wake up and see. However, I have been researching this like crazy and I hear/read so many different stories, some good and some bad. I have talked to the doctor about my concerns and he has answered all of my questions the way I would hope, but I am still nervous. I am not worried about the actual surgery. I am worried about the problems some people endure afterwards. blurred vision, halos, difficulty seeing in dim or dark light. I am also looking to have kids within the next few years and I have heard that a bad pregnancy can effect the surgery results. I have a feeling this is rare, but still scary.

Has an one recently had lasik that had really bad or worse vision than I currently have? If so, what was your experience like? Would you do it again?
Did you encounter any problems afterwards? Most of the people I personally know that has had lasik did not have that bad of vision to begin with and everything turned out great. The doctor told me since I am so nearsighted, I have a greater chance of needing an enhancement after the first surgery, although it is still a slight chance.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you!

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