Lasik eye surgery?? - page 2

Hi!! Has anyone had this eye surgery? Any pros or cons to share with me? I am debating having it done, my new glasses are so thick that it is almost embarrassing!! Thanks for any info!... Read More

  1. by   ERNurse752
    One of the nurses I work with just had it done last Friday. She was back to work Monday with 20/20 vision in both eyes.

    She's very happy with it. Said it didn't hurt, but that it "felt weird."

    Like someone else mentioned, there is quite a bit of maintenence, with different eye drops...steroid, antibiotic, and rewetting.

    It affects the tear ducts temporarily, so redness and dry eyes are a side effect.

    One of the ER docs had it done also...good results, still needs reading glasses though.
  2. by   tylerrose
    the trauma surgeons (2) i work with had their eyes done a few years back and the only comment we've heard "i wish i had it done sooner".
    why don't you give your opthalmologist a visit and ask what he can recommend. wishing you the best!
  3. by   Katnip
    I know two opthamologists who had LASIK done. They're both quite happy with it.

    The trick is to find someone who is reliable. If you go to the guy in the mall who charges $100 per eye, you're going to get what you pay for.

    I'm thinking about doing it, and the place my doctor referred me to is very strict about screening. If you have even the slighest contraindication against it, they won't do it. Not every doc is so scrupulous. Do you research.

    As far as having clear distance vision and not good near vision, that's what LASIK does. It corrects distance vision. If you needed bifocals before, afterward you will need reading glasses. There is a procedure to correct far-sightedness, but you can't do both unless you go for monovision.

    Monovision is wearing one contact or having one eye done with LASIK. I only met one person who has done that though, and she loved it.