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LASIK is a NEED!

April 29th, 2006 at 06:00 am

I realized AGAIN tonight how much LASIK is really a NEED. It isn't even a want anymore. I really do need it. And in my opinion it is worth EVERY penny. My eyes are TERRIBLE! I mean absolutely horrible. To give you mind picture, you can stand two feet in front of me and if I don't have my glasses on, your face is a blur. That is TERRIBLE! I can't where contacts anymore because they were making my eyes so sensitive to the sun that I couldn't even open my eyes if they were in. Apparently as your eyes get worse, the more sensitive they are to the sun. Glasses for me are so outrageously priced. I have to get the thinnest lenses they make, thus equally at least $130 for the lenses alone. That's crazy. Then, I can't have just one pair, because if something happens to one...i'm screwed. I can't drive, I really, honestly can't function. So, I have to keep both pair with me at all times. It honestly is risky for my ability to function to rely on a small item that is made of thin wire or plastic. LASIK is a must. If it works for me, I will no longer be in this situation. I'm believing I'll have enough saved up to get LASIK by 2008, hopefully before I'm married. We'll see.

Sorry, random ranting. My glasses just got bent tonight (I haven't even had them very long) and it just reestablished the fact that need LASIK.

13 Responses to “LASIK is a NEED!”

  1. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Take the glasses back to where you got them and they should put them back into service for you. It really is terrible being myopic. It sounds like you need something over your eyes when in the sun. I use Cocoons. They are sold at Cabelas and Bass Pro shops. They go over eyeglasses or you can wear them with contacts. They block out light from the sides too. (Google Cocoons and you should find them).

    You need to have your eyes examined before you get Lasik treatment to make sure you are a suitable candidate. Also be sure to check out the place you are going for your Lasik Surgery. You want to make sure you are in the hands of competent professionals and not at a mill.

    Wearing glasses can really stink at times but be thankful you have your vision and have the means to correct it!Smile

  2. eisor Says:

    Yeah, i took them in today to get put back into shape. They are back to normal. Smile My eyes aren't terrible with the sunlight when I wear glasses. I always were sunglasses now and I don't have any trouble. The only time I had trouble was when I was wearing the contacts. They made it really bad.

    And, I'm a researcher. I research even the littlest purchase. I research every thing I buy and I research places I shop. So, I'm sure when it comes time for LASIK, I won't make the decision until I research for hours and hours. Smile
    Thanks for all the advice!!

  3. baselle Says:

    You don't have astigmatism, do you? I've heard that they really haven't perfected the surgery to correct astigmatism.

  4. retire@50 Says:

    I had RK done 1994 and I cannot tell you how much I loved the results. I had worn glasses since the 3rd grade so it was well over 20 years. But being able to see was incredible. I still think it's one of the best things I ever purchased. The surgery doesn't last forever and at some point I will go far-sighted, which can't be corrected surgically. But these 10+ years have been worth it. I saved up for 3 years to afford the surgery, I was making less than 30K at the time and my only regret is that I didn't save for it faster.

  5. jodi_m Says:

    I have considered Lasik too, but with my terrible eyes and astigmatism, I just don't have the courage. if something goes wrong, then it's permanent. If I didn't have Night and Day contacts, I would probably still be willing to take the risk, but I tell you, these are great (the ones you wear 30 days straight). It's like I have perfect vision all the time because I never have to mess with them anymore (and I am blind as a bat too - I used to have to find my glasses in the middle of the night so I could see the large clock right next to my bed!). Anyway, if Lasik does not work out and you consider contacts again, check out the Night and Days. More expensive, but totally worth it. And if you do get the Lasik, please let us know how it goes!

  6. jodi_m Says:

    I have considered Lasik too, but with my terrible eyes and astigmatism, I just don't have the courage. if something goes wrong, then it's permanent. If I didn't have Night and Day contacts, I would probably still be willing to take the risk, but I tell you, these are great (the ones you wear 30 days straight). It's like I have perfect vision all the time because I never have to mess with them anymore (and I am blind as a bat too - I used to have to find my glasses in the middle of the night so I could see the large clock right next to my bed!). Anyway, if Lasik does not work out and you consider contacts again, check out the Night and Days. More expensive, but totally worth it. And if you do get the Lasik, please let us know how it goes!

  7. jodi_m Says:

    Oops, double post! Sorry Smile

  8. Pam Says:

    I agree with Retire@50, and I myself had RK back in 1991. I'm still 20/20 and loving it. I was lucky to be working with a great company who covered the costs of my surgery $2,200 (in 1991) to do both eyes. We're actually in the process of hubby having his done. His surgery is scheduled for 5/27 for the CustomVue Lasik. I guess after all these years he's tired of hearing how well mine worked out.. I just wish they'd had lasers doing it when I had mine.

  9. Steve Says:

    i still think it's ridiculous that a lot of insurance companies are looking only at short term gain and not allowing LASIK coverage. obviously in the long term it saves thousands on glasses, contacts and other treatments. good luck!!

  10. Christian Says:

    Although most insurance companies do not cover LASIK surgery in its entirety, many insurance companies have negotiated a substantial discount for their cardholders who wish to undergo laser vision correction.

  11. Charlie Says:

    Indeed lasik is expensive even with the discount covered by the insurance company but I belive itís worth every penny because of the fantastic results. Off course there is a chance that it will go wrong and the result will be worse then before but the large majority of people seem to recover very well.

  12. charlie Says:

    Lasik saved my father from blinding. I wish not to be in his shoes, but if it happens to me also I will agree with it.

  13. christian Says:

    It is expensive, but all expensive things, in medicine, I mean, are the best.

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