I have post-lasik regret which is resulting in anxiety. How can I best frame my thoughts and emotions about my results so I can calm down? [more inside]
I'm looking to get Lasik surgery. I have a few questions. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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]
I have all the details set, but I'm looking for personal stories about laser eye correction, particularly LASIK and PRK. [more inside]
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]
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]
have you had lasik? what's your experience been? [more inside]
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]
I would like links to peer-reviewed literature regarding laser vision correction. [more inside]
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]
Is it okay that my pupils are still dilated 24 hours after my eye exam? [more inside]
Stuff to do with my eyes closed [more inside]
How and where to sell my (gently) used designer frames. [more inside]
Looking for NYC metro area Lasik surgeon recommendations! [more inside]
What to ask when shopping around for LASIK and/or PRK providers, specifically in Denver area. [more inside]
Lasik surgery vs prescription sports goggles? [more inside]
Can anyone speak authoritatively about the differences between i-lasik and z-lasik? [more inside]
Recommendations for laser eye surgery in London [more inside]
Lasik Filter: (asking for a friend) I am traveling to Las Vegas in November and staying for 1 week. LASIK recommendations? [more inside]
I am nearsighted with a slight astigmatism, have about $2,000 to spend, and a desire to never wear glasses again. [more inside]
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.
Can I donate unused contact lenses? [more inside]
Can I have a second LASIK surgery? [more inside]
Why should I not run after lasik? [more inside]
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]
What are your thoughts on Lasik versus implantable contact lenses? [more inside]
Hi, 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]
Considering LASIK (or other laser eye surgery) for relatively mild nearsightedness. Experiences? Statistics? [more inside]
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]
I think I have a cataract. I'm 30 years old, and I live in China. What now? [more inside]
Who is the best lasik doctor in North Texas? [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
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.
Should I have my eyes lasered again? [more inside]
My brother is interested in getting laser eye surgery and is looking for a doctor in (or near) Ottawa, Canada. [more inside]
I'm looking into laser eye surgery and I need to know how to distinguish one doctor from the next. [more inside]
Help me choose the best option for my LASIK procedure. [more inside]
Need some advice regarding LASIK in the southern-central US region. (Oklahoma and surrounding states) [more inside]
I am scheduled for LASIK surgery on Thursday and wanted to hear from anyone who has had the surgery. [more inside]
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.
Eye surgery: have you had it, or know someone who has? What type? How much? Most important...was it worth it? [more inside]