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Anyone here got eye laser surgery?

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  1. RenchFries

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    My eyes are pretty bad and I fucking hate glasses and lenses. It's expensive and also kinda scary, so I'm curious if anyone here has any experience with it.
     
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    What the FUCK dude?
     
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    I went with a friend who got it done. It was pretty quick, but you could smell... burning. He said it felt like rubber bands being snapped around his eyes, not that bad. He had a rough night sleeping but they give you something for that. It's about 5 years out from surgery and he's noticed his sight going downhill again, but not enough to require glasses.
     
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    I did, back in '01 or '02.

    If they offer you, for a little extra money, for a "touch-up," should your vision slip, take it.

    My vision slipped. I was 20/20 for about three years.

    Now I'm 20/25 - 20/30. :pissed:
     
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    How bad is your vision?
     
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    It was probably the wrong window into which he wrote that. He probably thought he was typing in into a private chat.:pedo:
     
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    Yeah, they give you steroidal eye drops that help speed healing.

    When I got home, I went to sleep and when I woke up, it felt like I had about five eyelashes in my eyes. So I went back to sleep.

    Next day I drove to my follow-up appointment. No problems.
     
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    4 people at my work had it done and 3 of them ended up having to wear reading glasses
     
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    I was 20/250 or, if you wear contact lenses, I was a -5.25 in one eye and -5.75 in the other and afterwards? 0!
     
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    I watched them do the procedure. I couldn't do it. The Clockwork Orange eyelid things freaked me out.
     
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    I wore contacts/glasses since grade school, 20/800 vision in my left eye. Walked out of surgery with 20/40, which improved to 20/20. That was 15 yrs ago, now I use reading glasses some. Definitely would do it again.
     
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    sarnie "do what now" Gold

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    hes prolly thinking about burgers
     
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    Reading glasses treat far-sightedness, which is unavoidable and happens with age.

    Laser vision correction corrects near-sightedness, when you can't see things far away.
     
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    Correct. Laser surgery has nothing to do with far-sightedness.
     
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    why bother?
     
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    Oh no, I don't blame you. The place where I had it done had a closed-circuit television in the waiting room where you could watch.

    Big. Mistake.

    When I was on the table, I kept anticipating the laser/knife thing, since they only give you a local anesthetic (drops in your eyes).

    I was so stiff on the table, so worried that if I flinched I would cause my own blindness, I stopped breathing.

    So, there I am, on the table with my eye pried open, stiff as a board and the nurse says, "FlaFla, breathe."

    so I start panting like a dog, immobile in fear and my eye pried open. I must've looked really attractive. :jj:

    Took less than a minute or so for each eye.

    For the TL;DR: Don't watch the surgery beforehand. It's not a big deal and it looks worse than it actually is. And it didn't hurt one bit.