LASIK people..:going in for a consultation today.

Wolf

devastatingly foppish
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Mar 23, 2003
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I just had regular lasik. Blade to cut the flap, lift the flap, lasered cornea, flap set back down.

Doc said I didn't need the wavefront because my eyes weren't that fucked up. And the "intralase" process where they use a laser to cut the flap was quite a bit more expensive.

Paid $3k for both eyes from LasikPlus back in 2004 with free lifetime enhancements.
 

Hyperite

Vagina Junction
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Apr 29, 2002
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Seattle, WA
wavefront laser-only if you've got thick, solid, tight corneas.

prk for you if you've got thin corneas and/or love pain.
 

Crazyagent

E.M.T.
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May 12, 2005
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Washington, DC
Had prk two years ago at age 23. I love it. The recovery took a little while, but in the end it's worth it.

I do get a foreign body sensation occasionally and my night vision isn't as good.


I would do it again in a heartbeat.
 
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michael

michael

I am the bat, man.
Dec 21, 2001
85,996
In a cave.
the guy i'm considering does wavefront with a femtolaser and all that super state of the art shit...........HRMPH
 

alex

RIP OT Yard Sale
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Oct 11, 2005
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Orange County, NY
got prk, procedure itself was extremely unpleasant, but not painful. next week or so ranged from unpleasant to unbearable.

now i have 20/20 vision and would do it again in a heartbeat.
 

TANGO SUKKA

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Nov 10, 2009
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custom wavefront lasik in 2005. vision was 20/15 after the procedure.. 11 years later its probably like 20/30
 

Defiant

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Jul 19, 2001
9,019
South Korea
I did lasik and regret it.

A little over a year now and my night vision is still dog shit. Light starbursts died down a bit but are still very annoying while driving and make it difficult at times to see the road.

Watching movies in a dark room and colors will fuzz during high contrasting scenes. etc. The only good this is I thankfully didn't get chronic dry eye like some people.

I can already tell my vision is slipping a little bit and even though there's touch ups offered I've got zero desire to go re-enhance the starburst and start the process all over again. My prescription was stable for ~6 years leading into the surgery but I'll probably go back to glasses when it gets to that point.
 

Hyperite

Vagina Junction
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Apr 29, 2002
29,677
Seattle, WA
Yeah, I'm probably going to get mine touched up soon; my left eye has drifted down about -0.5 with a tad of astigmatism. It's only been 2 years since my lasik, but lifetime touchups :bowdown:
 

alex

RIP OT Yard Sale
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Oct 11, 2005
29,841
Orange County, NY
why prk and not lasik?

had thin corneas. lasik cuts the cornea. fast healing, but leaves a tiny scar. if your corneas are thin, there may not be enough cornea to properly heal.

prk grinds the cornea. slow healing, but no scar.

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