I did LASIK almost two years ago when i was 19 and it was definitely worth it! Both of my eyes were almost at a -8 so I was really bad. I worse glasses since I was in probably second grade and went on to get contacts because I really hated glasses. I also suffer from astigmatism which is the only thing that sometimes still bothers me mostly at night when there is lightening. The day of my... more
I am 26 with very bad eye vision it was so bad when I went to the eye doctor I couldn't read the first big letter. I was terrified to get the lasik done but after having a consult knowing how quick it takes motivated me to get it over and done with. The next day I was fine I could see clear I didn't go out because my eyes were very sensitive to the light by the 2nd day I was able to drive. The... more
I had Lasik eye surgery to correct my severe near sightedness back in October 2000. I was 29 years old at the time and getting married that month. I took a BIG chance that if ANYTHING was to go wrong, it could have ruined my wedding day! I was very lucky that everything went smoothly.
I can't think of a single "con" to having this procedure. It was the BEST money I've ever spent in my... more
I started wearing glasses when I was 13 yrs old and over the yrs my vision kept on getting worse. I was told I had astigmatism to which I was totally clueless what it meant. I was always told my left eye is worse than the right. I got my frist contacts at 19 and couldn't be any happier. Fast forward....last year I picked up my lenses from the doc, put them in and noticed something was wrong. I... more
After being dragged to a consultation with my boyfriend, I found out that I'd be a great candidate for Lasik, while he was not. Since I was little I've always wanted the surgery, especially after my father underwent it when I was around 16 (I'm 22 now), but I was hesitant because my eyes are still changing and my dad can't drive at night due to halos. The consultant told me... more
I am a physician, who had Lasik done by a renowned opthalmologist in NYC. Of course I did my research beforehand: spoke with prior patients, read the literature, surfed the internet. Saw the warnings. But figured the odds were in my favor, as I am a woman in my mid-30's, nowhere near menopause (which can exacerbate dry eye symptoms), without any other risk factos for complication... more