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    Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    I stopped being a giant chicken and had laser surgery yesterday for severe astigmatism and farsightedness. They put 'bandage contacts' in my eyes, to be removed later today in a follow up visit. Has anyone else had these - does some of the fuzziness go away after they're out? How long until the world is in focus?

    I'm amazed at how much I can see without my glasses - but I'm looking forward to the final results and hope they're as good as what I've heard from others who had the procedure.


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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Never had those. I had it done about 12 years ago. Then they put big plastic covers over your eyes. My guess is that it will clear up when they are removed. It may still take you some time to adjust to your new vision though. Similar to when you use to have to get new glasses.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Didn't go so well for me.




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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    I could see pretty well a few hours later and then I was 20/20 the next day. Smartest move I ever made (after marrying my wife)



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    best thing I ever did - that includes voting for Clones21 for poster of the year.

    I didn't have astigmatism so I'm assuming the bandage contacts are part of that - I did have pretty severe dryness the first week that kinda sucked, but after that its been amazing. still 20/15 6 yrs later.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    best thing I ever did - that includes voting for Clones21 for poster of the year.

    I didn't have astigmatism so I'm assuming the bandage contacts are part of that - I did have pretty severe dryness the first week that kinda sucked, but after that its been amazing. still 20/15 6 yrs later.


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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Five years ago and still very happy I did it. Had a morning surgery and eyes were watery and irritated that day, but I was able to tolerate a movie at home that night. Woke up the next morning to a different world with 20/15 vision that has held up ever since. I used the drops religiously and never seemed to have a problem after that first 48s hours. Well worth what it cost.

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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    No problems here. Had Wolfe do it about 3 years ago and my vision is great, don;t have to worry about contacts, glasses, etc. I kept hearing that my night vision would be bad but i think it was worse when I wore contacts. After a few years it's easy to forget how big of a pain it is to wear glasses.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    This is what I want for Christmas... but the kids keep taking all the HSA contributions!!! LOL, that and my astigmatism has made me hesitant to go through with it. Also still waiting for my eyes to stop changing power.

    I'd be curious to hear your follow up in a day or two.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    What is the approximate cost for this surgery? I'm not trying to be nosey, I'm just curious because it's something I definitely want to do when I get the money and while I'm still young.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    What is the approximate cost for this surgery? I'm not trying to be nosey, I'm just curious because it's something I definitely want to do when I get the money and while I'm still young.
    I think cost varies depending on who does it. Mine cost around $1700 per eye 11 or 12 years ago. A friend did it recently for around $1000 total.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    What is the approximate cost for this surgery? I'm not trying to be nosey, I'm just curious because it's something I definitely want to do when I get the money and while I'm still young.
    I've heard around 4 to $5,000.


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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Five years ago mine was $1800 per eye through LasikPlus in Overland Park, KS.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    I think cost varies depending on who does it. Mine cost around $1700 per eye 11 or 12 years ago. A friend did it recently for around $1000 total.
    Dang. That's not bad at all. I might have to start looking into it. Thanks.



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    Re: Laser eye surgery - your experience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    I've heard around 4 to $5,000.
    Should only cost that much if you have eyes in the back of your head also. My ex wife and I had it done 8 years ago, $5600 total for the both of us. Once I had the surgery I could finally see what a ***** I married and got divorced!



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