I'm kind of throwing around the idea of getting Lasik. Has anyone had it? What is the actual surgery really like? Please be honest. I'm a big baby when it comes to things like this so I want to be fully informed.
***Edited By: wantamaltese on 10/24/2008 2:17:02 PM*** Reason: .
yes! i've had lasik and i recommend it highly. granted it doesn't take care of reading problems but when i wake up i can see. it wasn't scary for me because i totally trusted the dr who did my surgery. it takes about 5 minutes. real quick. your eyes ache for about a day and sensitive to daylight but it gets better real fast. go for it, its great.
I have a consultation in a couple of weeks. I've been reading a lot about LASIK, maybe too much. The main thing that scares me is when they have to create the flap. And the suction that have have to put on your cornea. Did your dr offer you a valium before the surgery?
before you go into the room the staff gives you a demerol and another type. depends on the eye dr. i was real calm going in. there is this type of a device they put on your eye so you cant move it. you feel pressure but at no time did i ever feel pain.the wierdest part is when they remove the flap, or flap it over to actually do the laser part. because you all of a sudden cant see. then the flap goes back on and wa laa!! you wont regret it. if you have a good eye doctor, no problem. you will be glad you did
Yes, I had lasik May 2007. At first I thought I had made a HUGE mistake as everything was VERY blurry, but after about 2 months the eyes evened out and I absolutely love it. I had one eye mono so I don't need reading glasses, that's wonderful. I wore contacts for 38 years and would have had coke bottle glasses. No pain involved, you just have to remember to do what they say and DON"T RUB your eyes, until well after they are healed. Would do it again in a heart beat...
I don't even know if I'm a candidate yet and I'm getting myself worked up. I have heard that they doc will offer you a Valium, and to not refuse it. The last two posts were exactly what I wanted to be reassured of. I keep telling myself how bad can it be if all of these people get the surgery.
***Edited By: wantamaltese on 10/27/2008 8:46:16 AM*** Reason: .
I had it in June of 2003 and then I had to have a second procedure 6 months later because my degree of correction was so high that it wasn't good. Now 5 years later I do have a slight prescription and could really use glasses to sharpen things up at night. I am also headed toward needing reading glasses. Most of the time I am still happy I did it, but I do have some side effects including epithelial ingrowth. (the flap has excess cells that if they thicken will require correction) And I used an expensive highly rated doctor so it's not because I took the cheap route. The procedure itself was nothing though. Take the pain meds. And take them when you get home so you can sleep through the period when the anesthetic on the eyeball wears off. It just feels like you have sand in your eyes until it goes away. My well meaning sister stopped by with some food and woke me up from that sleep so I got to experience the bad part. They give you goggles for sleep and showering so you won't accidentally rub your eyes and do any damage. It is wonderful to be able to see all of the time but sometimes I wish I had just stuck with contacts.