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Hey everyone, just wondering if there is anyone here that had the Lasik eye laser surgery done. If you have, could you give a semi detailed overview of your experience. Like your prescription before, and results after, any complications, eye melting, problems seeing dots through a scope, halos, light sensitivity, loss of night vision, problems seeing things after it was done versus before etc. Any information is greatly greatly greatly appreciated! Thanksssssss
 

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Wow, spooky - I'm looking at the same thing, but due to a CSCR issue. Would also love to hear from folks about the aftermath.
 

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I had PRK done back in 1996. My vision was 20/40 in one eye and 20/60 in the other. After the PRK I had 20/15 and 20/20. Still the same today with no problems. The procedure was not bad at all and it only took about 2 or 3 minutes. It took about a month to get good clear vision. I am very pleased with the results.
 

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I had it done

Started with 20/600 vision in both eyes (very poor). I had the surgery about 8 months ago and am pleased with the results. For the first 24 hours after the surgery my vision wasn't very clear but gradually over the next 48 hours it cleared up to around 20/20. A few months later I went on deployment (submarine) and they were pretty much spot on for 3-4 months. I got home around January and my eyes have degraded a bit but still much improved.

There are a couple of different flavors of laser eye surgery. I got the intra-laser lasik surgery where the flap was cut with a laser and they actually bevel the edge of the flap so it seats much better when they close it (like a manhole cover). I was under the laser for over 20 seconds since my vision was pretty bad but some guys were only under for 6-8 seconds.

The only uncomfortable part of the hole thing was the suction cup on the eye balls. It didn't hurt at all but there was a slight pressure on your eye balls. After the surgery your biggest concern will be not tearing that flap while it's healing and keeping your eyes wet. I was prescribed Refresh tears and am still using them on occasion.

I have noticed no degradation of night vision and looking through a scope is no different from when I wore contacts. Overall I'm very impressed with the procedure.
 

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Go for it!

I had it like ten years ago, back then was called custom Lasik... :roll: :lol: The best $$$ (I paid $2000) that I ever spended in my life! (There has been some lap dances at my local strip club that are close seconds and the purchase of my two 556's..... :twisted: ) Go for it. 8)
 

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captain steinbrenner said:
I had it like ten years ago, back then was called custom Lasik... :roll: :lol: The best $$$ (I paid $2000) that I ever spended in my life! (There has been some lap dances at my local strip club that are close seconds and the purchase of my two 556's..... :twisted: ) Go for it. 8)
I agree on both counts. I'm guessing Cheetah's on the local strip club reference.
 

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Wow, kinda expected one or two people to respond. Supposedly a local guy Dr. Conrad Flilatowsky or something like that, is the best in FL. Has anyone had any experience with him? One thing I found that I did not like was, the different packages of lasik you can buy. Wtf is that? So no one has posted anything bad so far, this is a great thing since my vision is -8.00 :roll:. So everyone that had it done has perfect clear vision, with no side effects or anything? The wife got me considering this by repeatedly saying "your a security risk if you loose your contacts or glasses". What can I say, she speaks my language :wink: . Thanks for responding everyone, hopefully more will share their experience as it is very valuable to me and anyone else thinking about it.
 

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lenardlex said:
captain steinbrenner said:
I had it like ten years ago, back then was called custom Lasik... :roll: :lol: The best $$$ (I paid $2000) that I ever spended in my life! (There has been some lap dances at my local strip club that are close seconds and the purchase of my two 556's..... :twisted: ) Go for it. 8)
I agree on both counts. I'm guessing Cheetah's on the local strip club reference.
Right on my friend! :D :twisted: :mrgreen:
 

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scooby&thesig said:
Hey everyone, just wondering if there is anyone here that had the Lasik eye laser surgery done. If you have, could you give a semi detailed overview of your experience. Like your prescription before, and results after, any complications, eye melting, problems seeing dots through a scope, halos, light sensitivity, loss of night vision, problems seeing things after it was done versus before etc. Any information is greatly greatly greatly appreciated! Thanksssssss
Had LASIK in 2004; now 20/15; get a good doc with REFERENCEs, check, check and check again on the quality of the surgeon actually performing the surgery. not just the facility, etc.

Remember that LASIK only corrects your front "line-of-sight" and not peripheral (or at least mine didn't).

I had it earlyAM on one day; wife drove me home; because I sleep "rough" I used my motorcycle helmet to prevent any rubbing (the flap needs to heal) - I know the jokes will come on the helmet option. I drove myself back to doc's the following day (23mils) no issues. I have allergies so "dry-eye" is an issue, and was amplified with the surgery (jut the immediate week after) - be leering of using any "PM's" like Advil, Tylenol, etc if you have allergies (they are just pain-relievers with benadryl).

You'll be on drops for about a week or so (comfort tears, stuff called PreForte - tastes horrible when slips from eye-glands to back of throat) and some others. Keep your hands CLEAN when using the drops, watch/be careful of where you store, and make sure the drop-tips do NOT touch anything.

I recently test-ran AimPoint Optics - both eyes open, with free-holding of the 3x magnifier (loved the set-up) and had no issues with sight recognition left/right.

Hope this help... good luck on the surgery......
 

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I too had Intra Lasik done a few years ago. My vision is between 20/15 and 20/10. I have no problems using iron sights on my rifles. I recently went to a designated marksman school for my department. I had no problems using iron sights, shooting 200 yards. I was shooting 3"-4" groups at that range. I did not have side affects from the surgery.
 

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I had PRK surgery about 6 years ago after having to wear glasses for 21 years. The Doctor recommended the PRK route because of the amount of correction that was needed. The downside to PRK is that it takes time for the eyes to heal/recover and for the eyesight to improve. I was out of commission for 3 or 4 days and my eyesight improved almost daily for 3 weeks. When all was said and done my eyesight went from 20/500 - 20/15. It made a huge difference in my life. My wife was amazed at the difference it made to me and she had Lasik 3 months later from the same Doctor. Her Lasik recovery was about 6 hrs compared to 4 days I needed. The biggest thing we noticed was the lack of eye fatigue. After wearing contacts all day or squinting behind old Rx glasses our eyes were no longer tired and it gave us more energy throughout the day. Another consideration is as we get older our eyesight will get worse and glasses are inevitable, but I figure its better to start at 20/15 than 20/500...
 
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