Scheduled for LASIK surgery (WGAS/WGAF)

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  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I've never worn glasses/contacts but over the past few years have felt my vision deteriorating. After testing I am a good candidate for laser surgery so I'm getting it done after vacation in a few weeks (vacation then sick time FTW). My current vision is 20/100. ZOINKS!!!! I scored perfect at my shooting qualification last year. :dontknow: :jj:
     
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  2. nazdrowie

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    haha you're old
     
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    Invest in green laser sights for your gun. :grad:
     
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    How much?

    Will you get full disability when they burn your retinas to a crisp?
     
  5. Lemmy

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    I hope I don't end up like Schmoopy's dad. :chair:
     
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    Your ability to see red may diminish. Hence, green last sights.
     
  7. Lemmy

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    $3.4k with some partial eye coverage from my plan.
     
  8. baltimore mike

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    i need this
     
  9. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    you're gonna see a whole new world
     
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    Good stuff. I gotta do that someday.
     
  11. Lemmy

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    No laser sights allowed at work. I'll see how well my astigmatism is fixed and if I can use a red dot (Aimpoint) on my AR.
     
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    it's awesome.. do it.. :thumbup2: I got bionic vision now
     
  13. Lemmy

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    I'm gonna need cheater glasses because my near vision will be shot. Grandpa!
     
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    Is your insurance not covering most of it because this is considered elective surgery?

    I am in the market for an AR-15, can you give me some recommendations of manufacturers and what prices I should be expecting?
     
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    Still worth it! I would do it again, even though I need readers now.
     
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    Most places offer interest free financing as well.
     
  17. Lemmy

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    They do and I qualified. I was expecting it to be around $2.5k outta pocket so if I can't scrape up the rest in a few weeks I'll just put whatever is left on the financing.
     
  18. Lemmy

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    They had options where I could keep some of my near vision intact but I figured the trade offs weren't worth it. Cheater goggles are a no-brainer.
     
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    i've thought about it over the years but i decided against it.

    surgery is surgery. if only a tiny % of people who get it have life long negative effects, that's too much of a risk for me. without reading, i'd be lost.

    i'll only let them cut me if it's to save my life or make me young and handsome.

    or rich.
     
  20. Lemmy

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    My standard health insurance doesn't cover it, I imagine, since it is an elective procedure. I do have supplemental eye care coverage and that covers $800. Better than nothing.

    The AR market is dizzying. For a solid no frills I think the S&W M&P 15 is hard to beat. Chrome lined barrel, forward assist for about $700. Stag, Windham Weaponry, Rock River are also good values for a few bucks more with lifetime warranties and solid reps. Plenty of other pricier options as well depending on what features you want. If course you can't go wrong with a Colt for around $1000.

    I opted for the Ruger SR-556 since I am kind of a brand loyal dope and have great dealings with them and their products in the past. It is "piston driven" so it runs a bit cleaner than the direct impingement AR's and had some other features that I wanted.

    Lots ya to choose from.......have fun shopping!