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RE: Lasik Operations.
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That is the reason I was asking about its advantages, I've read somewhere that it leads to perfection and STABILITY of vision. I actually kind of doubt the stability part. Thanks Volv.
Well, I've never met people who have made that surgery, but doctors say it's effects aren't permanet, as already said here.

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I dont have anything against glasses or contacts but as I have mentioned before, the part that I hate is that I barely take off my glasses and my eyesight still gets worse after a year or so but it does get worse. And, I think it would be the same using lenses. That's all.
I've got everything against glasses, but contacts are fine. Mine is also very unstable =P, keeps getting worse each year. It was barely -0.25/0 when I was 11, but it already is -6.00/-5.75, same as Mom (wich already is -7.75/-7.50), and yep, that means I'll probably never make that surgery, as it is NOT stabel, and will never be I guess.

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I've considered laser eye surgery. My eyes are -3.50 (left) and -4.75 (right). I have no idea what that means though :P

I currently wear contacts, but if you think about the money in one year you spend on contacts, for me around 240, I've had contact lenses for about 5 years now, so all in all they have cost me 1200 approx. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is more than the cost for the surgery. The clinic I looked at were offering 395 per eye.

I am interested in this because, well, I see nothing wrong with glasses or lenses, I guess I'm just lazy, I'd like to be able to see all of the time without having to resort to wearing glasses or contacts.

Sure you may have to get it re-done or w.e but isn't it worth it? It's hassle free, you don't have to put contacts in every day or wear glasses and it's cheaper in the long run.
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05-29-2009 11:33 AM
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I've considered laser eye surgery. My eyes are -3.50 (left) and -4.75 (right). I have no idea what that means though

I currently wear contacts, but if you think about the money in one year you spend on contacts, for me around 240, I've had contact lenses for about 5 years now, so all in all they have cost me 1200 approx. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is more than the cost for the surgery. The clinic I looked at were offering 395 per eye.

I am interested in this because, well, I see nothing wrong with glasses or lenses, I guess I'm just lazy, I'd like to be able to see all of the time without having to resort to wearing glasses or contacts.

Sure you may have to get it re-done or w.e but isn't it worth it? It's hassle free, you don't have to put contacts in every day or wear glasses and it's cheaper in the long run.
 
I dont see why many people adore lenses actually, they only avoid you from wearing glasses I guess and glasses are not that bad. Also, it's not like they are cheap or anything. But, thinking about the successful result (obtaining permanent perfect vision) of a lasik surgery is worth consideration for sure if all that is true though. However, Im still confused about its results and I'm also wondering whether the result depends mainly on the surgeon or something else is involved. Finally, money is not the issue if the result is going to be actually worthy. [Even Vimto pointed that its cheaper than lenses on the long run]
05-29-2009 02:12 PM
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RE: Lasik Operations.
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However, Im still confused about its results and I'm also wondering whether the result depends mainly on the surgeon or something else is involved.
I'm not educated on the subject, but I would hazard a guess that the results of the surgery are more dependant on the condition of the patient than the surgeons skill. One would assume that the surgeons are qualified to carry out the surgery and as such have the necessary skill to make it a successful operation. [Agreed that the surgeons skill will vary however.]

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My eyes are -3.50 (left) and -4.75 (right). I have no idea what that means though
For use with Lensmakers Equation:
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I meant more that I don't know if my eyes are bad or not :P Based on those numbers.

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RE: Lasik Operations.
Just thought I'd throw this out there. There is another approach to eye surgery as an alternative to LASIK. It's called PRK and a more evolved form of it is called "No Touch PRK", it involves no cutting, so less risk there. It does have a longer healing period though...

Personally, anything about messing around with eyes sets off my alarm bells... don't ask me why, it's sort of an irrational fear of the unknown. Anyway, I'd suggest trying contacts before you make the jump to eye surgery...

Me, I look good in my glasses so I'll keep them, for now atleast ;)

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RE: Lasik Operations.
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I meant more that I don't know if my eyes are bad or not :P Based on those numbers.

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Oh, your right eye is not nice, certainly, but your left eye is a bit like the avarage, anyways,

VIMTO I LOVE YOU! That very same Lensmakers Equation was at my Vestibular test yesterday, I wouldn't be able to remember it if yuo hadn't ask that =P
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I meant more that I don't know if my eyes are bad or not :P Based on those numbers.

* Vimto is stupid
Oh, your right eye is not nice, certainly, but your left eye is a bit like the avarage, anyways,

VIMTO I LOVE YOU! That very same Lensmakers Equation was at my Vestibular test yesterday, I wouldn't be able to remember it if yuo hadn't ask that =P

I love you too!
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my best friend just got it done a month ago... she had 5ish on both eyes iirc... she's fine now :P no glasses anymore
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