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Is Lasik worth pursuing if my eyes are wonky?

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 - 13 answers

How do I shop for LASIK?

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 - 21 answers

Explain my vision woes as though I were five, please

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 - 14 answers

Fighting/rectifying a mistake made by FSA admins

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 - 12 answers

What kind of God would make me thick everywhere but the corneas?

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 - 8 answers

LASIK vs. PRK Anecdotes?

I have all the details set, but I'm looking for personal stories about laser eye correction, particularly LASIK and PRK. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Feb 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Laser Vision Correction Experiences in Boston/Brookline, MA?

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 - 2 answers

How can I make my eyes brighter and less tired-looking?

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 - 15 answers

blinded by the light.

have you had lasik? what's your experience been? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Nov 1, 2012 - 53 answers

LASIK for bad eyes?

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 - 17 answers

Scientific literature on Lasik satisfaction and side effects?

I would like links to peer-reviewed literature regarding laser vision correction. [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Apr 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you tell me about lasik in Philadelphia?

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 - 2 answers

Is it okay that my pupils are still dilated 24 hours after my eye exam?

Is it okay that my pupils are still dilated 24 hours after my eye exam? [more inside]
posted by mean cheez on Jan 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Stuff to do with my eyes closed

Stuff to do with my eyes closed [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Jun 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Done with glasses. Donate or sell?

How and where to sell my (gently) used designer frames. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Jun 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Lasik surgeons in the NYC area

Looking for NYC metro area Lasik surgeon recommendations! [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Shopping for LASIK providers - what should I know?

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 - 9 answers

Lasik surgery for a martial artist or prescription goggles?

Lasik surgery vs prescription sports goggles? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Oct 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Z-Lasik vs. I-Lasik

Can anyone speak authoritatively about the differences between i-lasik and z-lasik? [more inside]
posted by TheGoldenOne on Feb 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Recommendations for laser eye surgery in London

Recommendations for laser eye surgery in London [more inside]
posted by dmt on Nov 13, 2009 - 3 answers

LASIK in Vegas

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 - 6 answers

Laser eye correction in the northern virginia area?

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 - 19 answers

How to not blind self using cheap $199 specials?

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 - 11 answers

Can I donate unused contact lenses?

Can I donate unused contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Feb 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Can I have a second LASIK surgery?

Can I have a second LASIK surgery? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Oct 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Why should I not run after lasik?

Why should I not run after lasik? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 2, 2008 - 8 answers

What's that smell? Oh, it's my eyeballs crisping.

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 - 17 answers

lasik vs implantable contacts?

What are your thoughts on Lasik versus implantable contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Dec 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Seattle Eye Doctors?

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]
posted by rouftop on Dec 5, 2007 - 7 answers

LASIK for mild nearsightedness?

Considering LASIK (or other laser eye surgery) for relatively mild nearsightedness. Experiences? Statistics? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Oct 16, 2007 - 14 answers

these tired ol' eyes o' mine....

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 - 18 answers

Cataracts!??

I think I have a cataract. I'm 30 years old, and I live in China. What now? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on May 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Who is the best lasik doctor in North Texas?

Who is the best lasik doctor in North Texas? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Mar 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Non-Lasik Laser Eye Surgery

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 - 3 answers

Night vision problems with LASIK

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 - 10 answers

How long until my vision stabilizes after LASIK?

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 - 17 answers

Lasik eye doctor in the Chicago area

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 - 10 answers

Second time laser eye surgery?

Should I have my eyes lasered again? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Sep 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Lasik recommendations for Ottawa

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 - 3 answers

How do I find the right LASIK doctor?

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 - 16 answers

Custom LASIK or Traditional w/ punctal plugs

Help me choose the best option for my LASIK procedure. [more inside]
posted by grateful on Jan 4, 2006 - 10 answers

LASIK professionals in southern-central US

Need some advice regarding LASIK in the southern-central US region. (Oklahoma and surrounding states) [more inside]
posted by Saydur on Sep 5, 2005 - 3 answers

Advice on LASIK.

I am scheduled for LASIK surgery on Thursday and wanted to hear from anyone who has had the surgery. [more inside]
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. on Apr 19, 2005 - 25 answers

LASIK

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 - 24 answers

Eye surgery

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 - 23 answers

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