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To all those who are contemplating a procedure to get rid of dependency on glasses, my suggestion as somebody who has gone through it recently, is dont touch your eyes ... while the procedure is standard and this is not considered a high risk surgery, each person's reaction to the LASER and healing is different. Also, doctors don't tell you much about dependency on eye drops/possible loss of depth perception/possible loss of close vision, or having realistic expectations [my doctor said I'd *sail through*]. And if you are in your 40s, or if you have a lazy eye, you might want to re-think more ... No amount of your own research on the procedure/doctor, etc. can prepare you if things don't go as per your expectations ... Good luck to those contemplating this elective procedure ...
This is such a personal opinion. On one hand, I agree with you, people should not do it if it's only a fad, they might have different side-effects and the procedure would not make a big difference in their lives. Nevertheless, think about all the others-- who need this procedure in their life- professional sport players or people who don't see a thing without their glasses. Besides increasing their phisique, and so their self-esteem, they would not be dependent on their glasses. What if you woke up some day in a burning house and could not find your glasses, would you be able to see to get out of it withour them?

[QUOTE=gswb;5236560]To all those who are contemplating a procedure to get rid of dependency on glasses, my suggestion as somebody who has gone through it recently, is dont touch your eyes ... while the procedure is standard and this is not considered a high risk surgery, each person's reaction to the LASER and healing is different. Also, doctors don't tell you much about dependency on eye drops/possible loss of depth perception/possible loss of close vision, or having realistic expectations [my doctor said I'd *sail through*]. And if you are in your 40s, or if you have a lazy eye, you might want to re-think more ... No amount of your own research on the procedure/doctor, etc. can prepare you if things don't go as per your expectations ... Good luck to those contemplating this elective procedure ...[/QUOTE]
While I respect your opinion, you can't really speak for everyone. For me, contacts were harming my eyes/vision badly. I am very active and needing to wear glasses to see would HIGHLY negatively affect my life and over all happiness. Since having Lasik 2 months ago, I have to use drops and have had a couple infections which were either bacterial or just allergic from my makeup, but over all my vision is excellent (20/20-20/15 depending on the day, I am only 2 months out) and my quality of life has improved a ton.

Good luck to everyone in making their decision.
[QUOTE=srhode;5264293]While I respect your opinion, you can't really speak for everyone. For me, contacts were harming my eyes/vision badly. I am very active and needing to wear glasses to see would HIGHLY negatively affect my life and over all happiness. Since having Lasik 2 months ago, I have to use drops and have had a couple infections which were either bacterial or just allergic from my makeup, but over all my vision is excellent (20/20-20/15 depending on the day, I am only 2 months out) and my quality of life has improved a ton.

Good luck to everyone in making their decision.[/QUOTE]

Ditto for me too I can say with first hand experience at 64 Y/0 my glasses are GONE and my eye sight is back and it was one of my best decisions even with a slight blur in my right eye I still achieved what I set out to do and no regrets I'd do it all again no problem at all..............
Not a day goes by that I don't regret my LASIK. People don't understand what moderate to severe dry eyes really is. It is painful, causing burning,stinging, blurring of vision, sensitivity to light, scratchy, mucous forming in your eyes. Constantly having to put in eye drops, thick gels in the eye when you go to bed at night. Going outside or anywhere there is the slightest air movement hurts. Everyone has to use drops right after the surgery, but many clear up in 2-4 months, but many don't. I read on the FDA website that up to 70,000 per year suffer bad effects from LASIK. These are permanent problems.





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