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  1. #1 LASIK? For Short Sightedness Vision 
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    I'm a 37 years young gentleman, short-sighted about -8 each eye and that means I can't do see or anything without my glasses. I carry this condition for almost half of my life, so now I decided to put my condition and glasses in the box for life and since I dont like contacts so I'm considering LASIK. I already decided having it in a perfect surgeon and clinic for me in my2020.

    For people who had it, any compunction? How long did it take after LASIK to be able to do you normal daily activities? Thanks in advance and wish me luck then.


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    Personally I know of no-one who has taken the plunge. Have you tried looking for statisitics on success/failure rates? Can your selected surgeon/practice offer you the names of satified patients?

    I'm in the UK where I have not heard any great rumblings of dissatisfaction.

    Anyway, here's hoping it all goes well fo you, I for one would like to know how it goes, welcome to The Science Forum.


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    A lot of people have had it done and they are very happy. Personally, I wouldn't. If you are among the majority who have no problem - great, but if not you could actually lose some visual acuity. I think your dream of getting rid of your glasses forever is a little too optimistic. In another decade or so, presbyopia will set in and you will need reading glasses if nothing else.
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    Pessimists would have one eye treated at a time. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Pessimists would have one eye treated at a time. :wink:
    That is one of the procedures they will apply, if required. They fix one eye for distance if you have near-sightedness. Then, your brain takes over and fills in the blanks. It only works for a certain amount of people whose brains are able to make the adjustments. An analogy would be similar to that of people who are unable to merge the images they see through binoculars.

    It's easy to see if you qualify or not. Simply find out which is the dominant eye and remove the lens from your glasses of the other eye.
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    Hi Spike. I just mentioned this in an earlier topic on Lasiz: I had it done five weeks ago. Had a -9, now 20-20. If you are interested, I can fill you in on the details.
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    My biggest beef with this procedure is that it hasn't been around long enough to properly understand possible long term effects.

    And with the speed that the technique is evolving and being refined I'd bet I'd be hard pressed to find a study that would give a decent picture even years from now.

    And then there's the whole dry eye bit which I'd rather live without.

    But again maybe I'm just bitter seeing as I'm a 13.5 dioptre myope with no chances of ever becoming a candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hidden
    My biggest beef with this procedure is that it hasn't been around long enough to properly understand possible long term effects.

    And with the speed that the technique is evolving and being refined I'd bet I'd be hard pressed to find a study that would give a decent picture even years from now.

    And then there's the whole dry eye bit which I'd rather live without.

    But again maybe I'm just bitter seeing as I'm a 13.5 dioptre myope with no chances of ever becoming a candidate.
    I have no stats for the States, but the company I delt with here in Canada has done over 400,000 ops with no problems, since the early 90's.

    What 'dry-eye' thing ? I've had no such problem to date....then again, ask me again in a few years!
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