Anyone here got eye laser surgery?

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  1. RenchFries

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    It's time for me to buy a new pair of glasses which is going to cost at least €500. A new pair of prescription sunglasses is going to cost me around €300-400. I also go through a couple of packs of contacts every year, which costs around €200. All that shit adds up and insurance doesn't cover any of it. Plus, I fucking hate wearing glasses and contacts is also kinda a pain in the ass, let's be honest. I'm seriously considering getting eye laser surgery.

    The technology they use in a nearby clinic is TransPRK, which is a brand new "no-contact" method that leaves no permanent damage/scarring and has minimal risk. The cost is around €2500, which is a lot, but around the same as I'll be spending 10 years worth of glasses. Plus, I won't have the annoyance and discomfort of having to wear them anymore.

    Does anyone here have experience with getting your eyes lasered?
     
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    My husband had it about 10 years ago. It worked fine, although he has a little more trouble with night driving, seeing halos, and sometimes now gets dry eye. It could just be that he is also 10 years older and those things would happen anyway. Good luck.
     
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    All in all, is he happy about the results?

    The halos shouldn't be a problem with this method. Also far less chance of getting dry eyes.
     
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    Very happy!!!!
     
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    Oh, and dry eye is very common anyway in Las Vegas.
     
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    No insurance for eye care??
     
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    @Lemmy :yell:
     
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    My astigmatism is too severe for it. Stupid doctors and their ridiculous standards!!! :mad: :pissed:
     
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    Yes but the monthly rates are so high you might as well pay for it yourself. Same with dental work.
     
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    I want to get it done, too. I'm tired of messing around with contacts. I could have had it done for free in the military, but I was always out to sea when it was being offered. :pissed:

    There are places around here that offer it for like $299 an eye now. It kind of scares me to get discount eye surgery, though.
     
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    I had it done about 10 yrs ago at this point. I had some complications with the eye flap, but all in all it was good. Now I cant read up close tiny letters. Doc did say I may need reading glasses as I get older.


    Getting old sucks

     
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    The reason it's so expensive is because it's a new method. The machine they use is the only one in the country. It's super cutting edge stuff. The old way of cutting up a flap on the eye costs less than half that.
     
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    Just do it yourself, pussy.
     
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    I got it done last May and love it. I have never worn glasses but my vision was 20/100. :c The doc said since I was nearsighted in one eye and far in the other that I compensated somehow which is pretty common. Finally it got so bad that however things were working somewhat just couldn't anymore.

    Anyway......I am glsd I had it done. My near sight initially required constant use of cheaters which I was told would happen. Then it evened out and I rarely use them now. My vision is 20/20 and any halos or night vision issues are no big deal. I'm glad I had it done.
     
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    i had it done 5 years ago and i still see great after wearing glasses and contacts for 40 years. I had the eyes done so that I can read without glasses, too.
     
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    Had it done 14 years ago. Best thing ever. Halos and dry eye went away after a few months, but the degradation in extreme close up vision was permanent. May have to go under again at some point since doc said in my forties vision may start to go south. Trans PRK , huh? Will have to research.
     
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