I've decided to get LASIK

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I've decided to get LASIK

Postby Borderline » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:30 pm

I am going in for surgery on Thursday, July 19th. Right now I am finally calm about the decision. I have analyzied all the complications and stressed myself out researching. I have driven my husband crazy with little facts about the complications of the surgery. Yesterday,I finally reached the calm relaxed state about the surgery. I am sure that the nervousness will return the night before surgery, but I'm thinking positively and wishing for the best outcome.

Good luck to everyone having surgery this week! I will post my results soon!
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Anything special to prepare?

Postby Borderline » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:50 pm

Can you think of anything special I should do to prepare for the surgery? I have been taking the extra vitamin C, and I also take Fish Oil. I am going to get a humidifier and pick up my perscriptions today. I also plan to bring a dark towel the day of surgery for the ride home.

Does anyone have any extra advice on what I should do to prepare? Also, when is the average patient capable of driving at night?
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Postby dan-girls » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:53 pm

:D Hi I had mine done about 3 months ago. I had custom lasik. I was driving pretty much the next day in the daylight. Because I had a very high prescription -9.50 and -10.00, the first couple of weeks were hard for me to drive at night. My near and mid vision was good. But my distance vision was poor. So I chose not to drive at night for several weeks. I had a hard time reading streets signs etc. My vision now is better, my vision is 20/25 20/30or20/40. I will probably need an enchancement on my right eye. I go back for a 4 month check in August.

Good Luck!!! You have to be patient, it does get better!!!!
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Re: Anything special to prepare?

Postby LasikExpert » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:46 am

Borderline wrote:Can you think of anything special I should do to prepare for the surgery?

When they offer the anti-anxiety medication...take it. It does not hurt to be relaxed.
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Postby bathory313 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:18 am

I'm almost one month past surgery.....and am very happy! Like dan-girls, I had an extremely high prescription. The first night I wasn't able to read, or see the computer clearly; I could SEE, but it was very blurry. The next day it improved, and on and on.

Be sure to use those lubricant eye drops religiously~even if your eye doesn't feel dry, it still can be.........which can affect your immediate ability to see clearly. Get a few boxes of them (or whatever your doc recommends) and stash some in the car, in your purse, around the house. Expect your vision to fluctuate, from day-to-day and even in the SAME day. Get a pair (or two) of large-lens sunglasses, and make sure they've got wide sides to them. These are the greatest air-blockers known to man! NO FAN on your face at night (or anytime) Realize that car air-conditioning may play murder on drying your eyes out..........my s/o and I came to a compromise; air on in the car, windows down. Sounds weird but it's very humid here right now, whereas the air-con is very dry. There will be days that you will be thrilled, and there will be days you will be going, "WHAT was I thinking?" Don't worry, it really does get better.

I drove the very next night.

I had no nervousness until I actually got to the center, but that went away when I was able to watch a few procedures before me.
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Postby Borderline » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:48 pm

Thank you so much for all of the advice! I'm getting ready to go in for surgery this afternoon. I have my finers crossed :)
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Hi Borderline..goodluck

Postby Mr.UnPerfect » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:05 pm

what kinda laser machine and procedure are they doing?
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Postby mike07 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:49 pm

I am also considering lasik eye surgery very soon because I'm sick of my glasses. Is the surgery quick? How much was the cost? Did the surgery correct your vision completely?
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Postby Borderline » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:15 am

I wrote a detailed post about my surgery on the just had it section. It's titled my July 20th LASIK experience. The cost for me was $3790 for both eyes. The price depends a lot on the doctor. I chose a surgeon that was a cornea specialist and I felt comfortable with, the price wasn't a deciding factor for me.

Good luck with your decision!
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