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01-26-2007 08:57 PM  10 years agoPost 1
EvoFlight50

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01-26-2007 09:10 PM  10 years agoPost 2
axis

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I had LASIK done. They took my vision from 20/400 to 20/15 in a matter of seconds about 4 years ago. Literally. It was the best thing I have ever done. Unless you have terrible vision like I did, you will never fully appreciate LASIK like I did.. regardless of how disturbing the video may look. I didnt watch it but then again, I lived it.

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01-26-2007 09:35 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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Someone told me they get lots of weird "ringing" when driving at night. (head lights with halos or something around them )

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01-26-2007 09:40 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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""Anyone have Lasik before?"" no but I had a circumcision

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01-26-2007 09:44 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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My girl got it done about 8 months ago.. She got the laser kind though - not the blade as sseen in the video.

Her eyes were so bad - she literally couldn't read the big "E" on the eye chart.

8 months later she has 20/10 (better than perfect) vision.. Nuts. She says it's the best thing she ever did.

She paid about $4,500 for it.

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01-26-2007 09:47 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Kinger

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I'd do the permanent contact lens before I did Lasik, but that also is a more expensive procedure.

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01-26-2007 09:52 PM  10 years agoPost 7
chopperman1

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how do the measure how well you can see. I was told that I had 20/20, perfect vision. What do the numbers mean?

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01-26-2007 10:15 PM  10 years agoPost 8
axis

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For most people the "halo" effect your describing goes away after a little while. I'm not sure why it happens. I had halo's for about a month or so afterwards and then they went away and I have been great ever since.

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01-26-2007 10:26 PM  10 years agoPost 9
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Was the best 2 grand I ever spent. Had it done about 7 years ago.

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01-26-2007 10:28 PM  10 years agoPost 10
alanhsu

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I'll explain the halo effect:

Past laser eye correction corrects a smaller area, so when your iris opens wider at night, light will pass through the outer area where no correction was done, and you'll see a ring of out-of-focus area.

That's what my research digged up about that. You should get halos at all anymore now.

Basically, find out who got the newest machines first and then select a reputable place out of them, after, the machine does most of the work in a surgery. Don't get me wrong, the right doctor is important, but no matter how good the doc is, bad machine will give bad result.

The one shown in the video is Lasik, which lets patient experiences the least pain and shortest recovery time. So go for Lasik if you can.

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01-26-2007 10:42 PM  10 years agoPost 11
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I was told that I had 20/20, perfect vision.
20/20 is actually considered to be "normal" vision, not perfect vision.
What do the numbers mean?
It's a reference to distance. A person with "20/20" vision is said to see detail as clearly as a "normal" person at a distance of 20 feet. A person with "20/40" can see the same detail at 20 feet that a "normal" person would see at 40 feet. So, someone with "better than normal" vision can just see that same detail at a further distance.

Incidentally, I got all of that off of Wikipedia!

I had Lasik performed back in May of 2006 and MAN, what a diff! I've got 20/15 now, and LOVE it. I too had the halos at night, but only for a few weeks... it's totally gone now.

The funny thing is, it's been almost 8 months now, and I still reach up sometimes to push my "glasses" up! Old habits die hard I guess. I joke around that I'm gonna "put my eye out" if I don't get out of that habit...

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01-26-2007 10:50 PM  10 years agoPost 12
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An easy way to explain the 20/20 rating is that basically a person can see at 20 feet what a person with NOMRAL vision can see a 20 feet. Someone with 20/15 means that they can see at 20 feet what someone with NORMAL vision can see at 15 feet, which means better vision than normal. It's really just a starting point to determine if you need help or not.

As most folks know, they have non cutting procedures that they can use to correct vision. Personally it's the way I am going to go when I get my eyes done.

Dr. Dan

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01-26-2007 10:51 PM  10 years agoPost 13
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Sorry BMC, you beat me to the punch!

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01-26-2007 11:27 PM  10 years agoPost 14
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My girl got it done about 8 months ago.. She got the laser kind though - not the blade as sseen in the video.
thats WAS laser. they peel back the top layer of 'skin' on the eye to expose the part that gets re-formed with the laser.

they showed that exact process with explanations on "hows its made" i think??? it was on Discovery

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01-27-2007 12:24 AM  10 years agoPost 15
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I was thinking about getting it done, but now I'm at the "reading glasses" age. Now I'd have to wear reading glasses anyway. The funny thing is I can now see up close better without my contact lenses in that with them, and they are for distant vision. Basically at a BAD point in my vision. Bummer.

Wish they had Lasik that fixed both....

Paul

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01-27-2007 12:36 AM  10 years agoPost 16
alanhsu

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thats WAS laser. they peel back the top layer of 'skin' on the eye to expose the part that gets re-formed with the laser.

they showed that exact process with explanations on "hows its made" i think??? it was on Discovery

Shawn
I think he meant those blade-less procedures. Which they use laser throughout the process (not actually any better, but made people felt safer I guess).

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01-27-2007 12:57 AM  10 years agoPost 17
DrDan

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Well, the bladeless is less invasive, so in my opinion it's way safer.

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01-27-2007 12:59 AM  10 years agoPost 18
Furious Predator

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oh, i see.(no pun intended)

eye myself am lucky enough to have 20/20 in one eye, and so close to 20/20 in the other eye that i didn't even know my left eye was a little weaker. the doc said he COULD give me glasses, but they would be so close to a flat lense its not worth it.

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01-27-2007 03:09 AM  10 years agoPost 19
hydravien

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i probably have the worst out of all of you.

in grade 2 i started wearing glasses. i was about -100 and -125 then.

now (grade 10) i am -700 in one eye and -650 in my other.

i wear contacts now and they are annoying when you need to see up close. might consider lasik in later life, even though that video makes it look disturbing.

Furious: how its made did a segment on lasik, almost exactly like this, though it was more detailed and showed more of the instruments and machines.

-Nick

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