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LASIK eye surgery involves using lasers to change the shape of the cornea in order to correct vision. LEARN MORE ›

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I'm 28 years old, and have been wearing contacts for almost half my life. I started wearing contacts when I was about 13 years old. I was not a very responsible lens wearer, as one might expect of a teenager. My parents suggested that I wear glasses, but I was pretty strong willed and did NOT... READ MORE

My LASIK procedure is scheduled for 9/3/13 - and I am scared senseless after reading the material that was given to me. I am 26 and have been in glasses for 8 years. My prescription has been stable for 5 years (currently -1.50 in the right eye and -1.75 in the left). I read through the risks of... READ MORE

I went to TLC in Chesterfield Mo. My husband had it done a year prior. He too enjoys his results! I had worn glasses since I was 5 and couldn't see without them, 26 years was long enough! My left eye has always been lazy but was corrected a lot, not perfect but I knewrecommend it towouldn't... READ MORE

Wavelight Allegretto Laser surgery was the best decision I ever made.  I was scared and hesitant about having the procedure at first.  Being dependent on glasses and contacts left me feeling disabled.  I never thought my eyes were capable of seeing so clear, it was like a miracle... READ MORE

Five years ago, if I spread my hand out, and touched my thumb to my nose, I couldn't see my pinkie. I couldn't see the time for the clock, let alone the trees for the forest. I was 21 when I had Lasik: an early bird in some sense, but my wretched pinkie vision gracefully hadn't... READ MORE

I have been dependent on glasses or contacts to see as I suffered from an astigmatism for 20 years. As a television sports reporter, my job is to SEE the action. Whether it's a homerun, a touchdown or the scoreboard, it seemed like the further away those things were, the more difficult it became... READ MORE

I could not be happier with my surgery. My parents were terrified of the idea of LASIK, which gave me all the more reason to choose the best surgeon I could possibly find. The procedure was quick and only mildly uncomfortable; this was because I already have unusually dry eyes. I made a... READ MORE

Check out my video review of Lasik laser eye surgery, including: Choosing a doctor Lasik vs. PRK eye surgery The procedure Post-op recovery Why I think it was worth it Laser eye surgery costs READ MORE

Let me start by saying I was so scared to even considered having lasik surgery.is it really worth it?could I be able? Would it hurt? These was all the things running through my head.my eye sight was -8 both eyes and on my right eye I had astigmatism.my glasses was so thick I didn't like going... READ MORE

Unlike many of you, I only started wearing glasses and contacts around 6 years ago. I likely needed distance glasses earlier but didn't really take action until I started to notice that I couldn't read the chalkboard in grad school. Even on my surgery date, I was only a -2.25 D in both eyes but... READ MORE

I had LASIK done in a mall clinic, of all things, where you could watch people get surgery while you ate your Mrs. Field's cookies. Not many alternatives then in Fairfax, Virginia, though, so I took the risk. Well, I was supposed to get 20/20 in both eyes (had astigmatism and moderate... READ MORE

I went in not being able to see more than 3 feet in front of me. I couldn't see street signs, etc. I could read just fine without any reading glasses. After surgery, I now need reading glasses, which is also normal for my age but coincidentally happened the day after surgery, but I'm fine with... READ MORE

I have been wearing glasses and contacts since i was 7 years old, and finally at 40 decided to take the plunge and get my lasik done. I have always been curious, but because watching too many youtube videos showing doctors cutting corneal flaps with a blade, i always chickened out. Fast... READ MORE

I have been wearing glasses for as long as I remember. I don't remember a time I was not wearing glasses. Get teased as 4 eye durings my grade school. I've worn contacts but now my eyes are getting intolerant. They dry out and my eyes get red. Now that I am working, I spend alot of time... READ MORE

After years of being nearsighted and not being able to tell a person from a tree I decided to give LASIK a shot. I made an appointment for a Pre LASIK exam, which took about 90 minutes of testing and meeting with Dr Caster to figure out what would be right for me. I must say I am so happy I did... READ MORE

Just had my lasik done yesterday. I had advanced wavefront lasik which basically means blade-free. The procedure itself was pretty scary. The worst part was the part where they were removing the flap. There is a lot of pressure and everything goes black. Once that is over the laser part is easy.... READ MORE

I chose LASIK because about 10 hrs into a 12hr shift, I couldn't make out numbers or see well enough to to drive home without applying eye drops on a near continuous basis. The place is my insurance would give a discount to reburied sketchy so I went to TLC center in Westchester Illinois with Dr... READ MORE

Got sick and tired of glasses, and contacts were uncomfortable to me. I've been wanting to get Lasik for about 16 years, and was finally able to. The procedure itself... The only part that was actually very uncomfortable was when the doctor attached the "cone" to my eye to cut the flap. The... READ MORE

So I had my lasik done 3 weeks ago.. The first few days everything was perfect vision wise. - I was seeing 20/20 and 20/15 the next day which is better than perfect. Then almost about a week after the procedure I started having severe dryness and even eyedrops didn't alleviate anything. The... READ MORE

Best decision of my life. Went from around a -4 in both eyes, astigmatism in one eye, to even better vision than when I had glasses. Surgeon was absolutely calming and answered all my questions. Quick healing process, quick surgery (seriously felt like ten minutes), pretty painless. Would... READ MORE

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How much does LASIK cost?

The typical cost for LASIK ranges from $1,500-$4,900 with an average cost of $3,300. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 309 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more