I've worn contacts for over 30 years now but have recently considered getting Lasik. I have heavy astigmatism and have been wearing toric lenses, which work most of the time but still tend to drift making my vision poor at any distance. I signed up for a Lasik seminar, attended and was interested in continuing. I stopped wearing my contacts over two weeks before my preop exam but apparently my eyes still haven't settled to a consistent shape because they couldn't get consistent results when measuring them. I have another exam scheduled in two weeks but I'm beginning to wonder if it's even worth it. Should I just accept defeat or go back and try again?
posted by tommasz
on Jun 12, 2014 -
I've decided that I want to get my vision corrected with LASIK surgery. How do I go about figuring out where to get it done? As you might expect, I want the best possible results at the best possible price. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Feb 15, 2014 -
I got new eyeglasses a few days ago and I'm having difficulty adapting. Please help me understand what's happening here, including how ageing fits in. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Jan 11, 2014 -
Asking for my SO. Short version: Because of incorrect information we received from ADP (our FSA administrators) in February, we're about to lose $1400 in SO's FSA that we had saved for her Lasik. We've contacted a healthcare advocate, and are trying to move up her surgery; in your experience, is there anything else we can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I want Lasik. I went to two leading practitioners in my town and got conflicting answers about whether I'm a candidate for the surgery. Any opthalmologists in the house want to weigh in? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes
on Mar 5, 2013 -
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? [more inside]
posted by Sayuri.
on Jan 28, 2013 -
How do I make the area around my eyes look softer and younger? I have genetics, Lasik complications and sinus issues working against me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 19, 2012 -
I am very nearsighted, and have an astigmatism in both eyes. I checked out LASIK 10 years ago, and was told that it hadn't developed enough to make it safe/effective for a person with my conditions. Has the state of the art improved with regard to laser correction of severe nearsightedness with astigmatism? Are there new techniques that could work better than LASIK? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Have you had laser eye surgery in Philadelphia? Can you tell me your overall experiences? Can anyone tell me the approximate costs for the surgery and the normal year's worth of check-ups required, and can you recommend a provider in this area? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Apr 10, 2012 -
What to ask when shopping around for LASIK and/or PRK providers, specifically in Denver area. [more inside]
posted by angab
on Oct 20, 2010 -
Lasik Filter: (asking for a friend) I am traveling to Las Vegas in November and staying for 1 week. LASIK recommendations? [more inside]
posted by alchemist
on Sep 30, 2009 -
I am nearsighted with a slight astigmatism, have about $2,000 to spend, and a desire to never wear glasses again. [more inside]
posted by Nonce
on Sep 9, 2009 -
How can I find the best LASIK eye doctor in the NYC Metro region? I've just been cleared for laser eye surgery by my optometrist, and can't seem to find any sort of way of determining who is likely to blind me and and who can do an awesome job.
posted by Darke
on Mar 9, 2009 -
LASIK: Considering eye surgery, have new questions for those who've had it. I'd like to hear from people who know what they're talking about. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy
on Feb 8, 2008 -
Looking for an eye doctor in Seattle. Somebody who'll give me the skinny on whether I'm a good candidate for Lasik, without trying to push me into anything. [more inside]
posted by rouftop
on Dec 5, 2007 -
Considering LASIK (or other laser eye surgery) for relatively mild nearsightedness. Experiences? Statistics?
posted by DevilsAdvocate
on Oct 16, 2007 -
best surgical procedure for extreme near-sightedness (-12 diopters) + mild astigmatism?
best doctors in sf bay/napa area?
your own "blind but now i see (or dont, as the case may be)" cautionary tale?
thank you as always excellent mefite mind. [more inside]
posted by oigocosas
on Jul 31, 2007 -
During a pre-screening for LASIK, I was told the shape of my corneas was too steep, and they recommended ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) instead. Has anybody had this done? Any recommendations for eye surgeons in Austin? What should I know, given that I don't know anybody who's done this?
posted by stovenator
on Feb 27, 2007 -
For those mefites who have had LASIK surgery, especially those who had the surgery done with the Allegretto Wave laser, what was your NIGHT VISION like after the surgery? I had the surgery a week ago, and I'm seeing very large starbursts of light when driving at night. It doesn't give me searing headaches, but I find it very annoying and distracting. Is this something permanent that I should brace myself for now? Can night vision problems be corrected with an enhancement surgery? [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger
on Dec 9, 2006 -
For those mefites who have had LASIK, how long after the surgery did it take for your vision to stabilize? I had my surgery yesterday, and I had a follow-up appointment this morning. I already have 20/15 in my right eye, but my left eye is still pretty blurry. The Doctor at the followup appointment said the blurry vision in my left eye could be due to the fact that my left eye is still quite dry. I did have a stronger prescription and longer laser treatment in my left eye. He said that I may need enhancement surgery, but that we would not be able to tell if I needed it for 3 months, which is supposedly the time it takes for my vision to stabilize. The real question is did you achieve the best possible vision right away, or can it really take weeks or months before the best results of the surgery are realized?
posted by speedoavenger
on Dec 1, 2006 -
Hi everyone. My first question even though I've been reading for quite awhile. My wife is looking into Lasik in the Chicago or the Chicago suburbs. She is nearsighted with stigmatisms. She heard a commercial on our NPR for a Michigan Ave. laser clinic and called. They told her it would be $2,500-3,000 per eye. Her vision is precious to me and I certainly don't want to go to a cheap place but that seems insanely expensive. We're looking for recomendations of good doctors in the chicago area and information about whether this price is as high as it sounds to me. My feeling is we're paying for a posh Michigan Ave. location not for great doctors and service. Thanks everyone.
posted by elkton
on Nov 17, 2006 -
My brother is interested in getting laser eye surgery and is looking for a doctor in (or near) Ottawa, Canada. [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck
on Jul 14, 2006 -
I'm looking into laser eye surgery and I need to know how to distinguish one doctor from the next. [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Mar 31, 2006 -
Need some advice regarding LASIK in the southern-central US region. (Oklahoma and surrounding states) [more inside]
posted by Saydur
on Sep 5, 2005 -
LASIK - I'd love to ditch both my glasses and contacts. Have any of you had the procedure performed? In particular, I'm wondering if you have experienced any adverse or unexpected effects, and how much it cost.
posted by shoos
on Sep 16, 2004 -
Eye surgery: have you had it, or know someone who has? What type? How much? Most important...was it worth it? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Apr 21, 2004 -