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    Lasik Surgery

    Am considering Lasik surgery and was wondering the costs and preferred places to get this done. Also and good or bad experiences would help me make a decision.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    I think it will depend on where you live. But from a reputable high quality eye surgeon you are looking at around 1500-1750 an eye.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    I'd really love to have this done, but have an eye problem that prevents it. Life without contacts is a real dream for me.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    I'd really love to have this done, but have an eye problem that prevents it. Life without contacts is a real dream for me.
    Must be nice I can't get lasik and I can't wear contacts anymore either. I would love being able to just go back to contacts. But there is a new treatment out that they implant a lens into your eye still pretty expensive, but once the price comes down I will be doing it.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    Must be nice I can't get lasik and I can't wear contacts anymore either. I would love being able to just go back to contacts. But there is a new treatment out that they implant a lens into your eye still pretty expensive, but once the price comes down I will be doing it.
    You know you might be surprised on the contact front. They've made some big advance in that field in the last 10 years. U of I Opthamology department is one of the best in the county. P.M. me if you want to talk more.


    Last edited by Bobber; 07-30-2009 at 08:54 PM.

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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    You get what you pay for.... so go cheap. That was the advice from my friend who operates lasik;) Standard price is 1500-2000 an eye.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    I think I paid about $3,800 and I did it at Wolfe Clinic in WDM. Had it done in January and I have no complaints. I wore contacts for almost 25 years. I used part of my HSA since I never go to the doctor and did the rest through FSA.



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    I had it done about 8 years ago at Wolfe. I love it.
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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    You know you might be surprised on the contact front. They've made some big advance in that field in the last 10 years. U of I Opthamology department is one of the best in the county. P.M. me if you want to talk more.
    Dr. Sindt at U of I is as good as it gets if you need contacts. I couldn't have lasik and neither soft contacts, nor glasses gave me decent visual acuity. (mild case of keratoconus). I'm currently piggybacking hard contacts on soft contact and am 20/20.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    My issue is the dryness of my eyes. My doctor mentioned something about being able to put plugs in so my tears don't drain from my eye as quickly. But he said he wasn't sure if it would work.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by h-man64 View Post
    Dr. Sindt at U of I is as good as it gets if you need contacts. I couldn't have lasik and neither soft contacts, nor glasses gave me decent visual acuity. (mild case of keratoconus). I'm currently piggybacking hard contacts on soft contact and am 20/20.
    She's my doctor and I agree!



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    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    My issue is the dryness of my eyes. My doctor mentioned something about being able to put plugs in so my tears don't drain from my eye as quickly. But he said he wasn't sure if it would work.
    You know I use drops during the day. Blink and Clean.

    I also have been eating flax seed meal with my oat meal in the morning and it has a lot of Omega 3 oils. One side benefit is it's supposed to help with dry eye(It helps with the oil film on your eye which holds moisture in). I really think it's helped my dry eye since I started eating it.



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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Has anyone heard about the European eyedrops that counteract cataracts? I know two people who avoided lens transplants using the eyedrops.


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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    I had it in July 1999 and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I couldn't wear contacts because of dry eyes and I had some issues during the recovery based on that, but absolutely no regrets.

    I had it done in Cedar Rapids at Wolfe clinic. I think it was around $1,600 per eye but I don't really remember for sure


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    Re: Lasik Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    My issue is the dryness of my eyes. My doctor mentioned something about being able to put plugs in so my tears don't drain from my eye as quickly. But he said he wasn't sure if it would work.
    My wife had these in for a while. They both ended up coming out after a while and now she justs uses drops. Hers were so bad that she actually scratched her cornea. I could see the scratches from a couple of feet away. She then went in and got her cornea's scraped and she can see much better.



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