It's 2013, it's the future, it's time to fire lasers into my eyes. Does anyone have any particularly good/bad experiences with offices in the Boston and Brookline area? Did you use Qualsight?
Nearsighted, no astigmatism, -4.75 right, -4.25 left, open to PRK or Lasik, whichever is necessary (although the thought of getting bonked on the head and having my cornea flap fly open does give me pause) Some history of protein buildup on cornea from 15 years of contact lens use, but I've switched to glasses for a few months to try to clear that up. (Bonus karma if you can share any experience with protein buildup and laser eye correction!)
I had heard lots of good things on Yelp about Boston Laser
, which is conveniently located for me as I don't have a car. I know I'm not supposed to get discounted laser eye surgery, but the reviews suggested it was much cheaper to go through this Qualsight
referrer and you'd save about 50% if you went through them and it was totally legit. Unfortunately there's only been one review since 2011 on Yelp, and on one had that makes me a little nervous, and on the other... it's just Yelp, for god's sake. Their Facebook reviews are all positive and thus unreliable.
New England Eye Center
also seems a good candidate, although we'd have to get a Zipcar if they do their surgery in Waltham, MA, but it's convenient (hopefully) that they have seem to have a Brookline office for initial and follow-up appointments.
Has anyone gone through Qualsight and indeed have it be ~$3k instead of ~$6k? Was it worth it dealing with Boston Laser? I don't mind $6k for firing lasers into my eyes, but if the doctors there are great, I might as well save a little money.
Other awesome practices I haven't heard of, perhaps? I don't care about rude receptionists, I just want good vision, and attentiveness on follow-up.