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« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2006, 12:38:49 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on October 18, 2006, 10:23:46 PM

Oh and if its the same way I saw on tv...when they put that ring thing on your eye a razorblade like thing slices across to make the flap not lasers...shiver.

when my wife got hers a few years ago there was the blade option and the extra cost no blade option, I expect by now it's all no blade.
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« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2006, 02:00:02 PM »

I am glad to hear it worked out well. The things you are experiencing are typical to what most experience.

I could have mentioned that type of stuff earlier, but I knew that may have created some anxiety. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss  icon_smile
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« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2006, 02:43:17 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on October 19, 2006, 12:38:49 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on October 18, 2006, 10:23:46 PM

Oh and if its the same way I saw on tv...when they put that ring thing on your eye a razorblade like thing slices across to make the flap not lasers...shiver.

when my wife got hers a few years ago there was the blade option and the extra cost no blade option, I expect by now it's all no blade.

This was the no blade procedure.  I went to my follow-up appointment yesterday and the doc said that she could barely see the flap, meaning that there should be zero scar tissue.  Good stuff!  Eye scarring sounds bad really.  Today will be the real challenge though - I have to stare at this damned screen all day.  I'll be taking VERY frequent breaks. 
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« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2006, 03:27:29 PM »

Here's a hot pic for you buddy! This should help the eyesight!  nod

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« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2006, 03:51:59 PM »

Quote from: Purge on October 19, 2006, 03:27:29 PM

Here's a hot pic for you buddy! This should help the eyesight!  nod

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Aaaaand I'm blind again.  Thanks!
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« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2006, 06:09:57 PM »

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What IS odd is how my brain is reacting.
The wierdeset thing for me was that because of the change in focal points from my glasses to my normal eye, everything appeared 20% larger and it took about a week for my brain to adjust.  Until then, I'd look at something and be all "oooo so big".  Wow, my kids look so big, they are all grown up.  Look at my monitor.. wow it's big. My wife looked like she had a boob job. smile

Also, for about 2 years afterwards, I'd still reach up to take off my glasses when removing my shirt.
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« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2006, 01:40:48 AM »

Glad everything went great man!
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« Reply #87 on: October 23, 2006, 02:33:38 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 19, 2006, 03:51:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 19, 2006, 03:27:29 PM

Here's a hot pic for you buddy! This should help the eyesight!  nod

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Aaaaand I'm blind again.  Thanks!

Just think, if you hadn't had the surgery you could have taken of your glasses and been safe..
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« Reply #88 on: October 23, 2006, 02:05:53 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 19, 2006, 03:51:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 19, 2006, 03:27:29 PM

Here's a hot pic for you buddy! This should help the eyesight!  nod

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Aaaaand I'm blind again.  Thanks!

It's all love man, It's all love...and it's radiating from David's Speedos, apparently.  icon_cool
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« Reply #89 on: October 23, 2006, 02:39:53 PM »

The last few days have been pretty painful.  I've got three screens to watch on my desk at work, and I think that makes this hurt 3x as much.  I feel a lot better when I'm away from these things, but right now, I've got blurry vision and my head hurts.  The doc says take ten minute breaks roughly every 40 minutes. 
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« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2006, 03:09:43 PM »

Don't stare into the light.......turn the brightness of your monitors down.  Just a thought
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« Reply #91 on: October 23, 2006, 03:37:53 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on October 18, 2006, 09:14:42 PM

To those of you who haven't had it done, I can tell you this.

It wasn't pleasant, but it wasn't painful.  Just weirdly unpleasant for about 5-10 minutes and uncomfortable for that evening.  It cost me $2k and was the best money I ever spent.

Ditto.  I had the procedure done about 3 years ago (still used the blade at the time) and it was absolutely worth it.  Uncomfortable but not painful is the best description.  My experience was very similar to Ron's.  I had mine done a Friday afternoon so that I had the weekend to recover.  They told me that sleep was the best thing so I took a muscle relaxer (left over from a bad spasm) and promptly slept for 13 hours.  I woke up the next day with 20/20 vision.  It was amazing to just look around during the car ride over for my initial check up.  I felt like I had bionic eyes!

Oh, and Mom sat in a side room and watched the whole procedure on a monitor while doing cross-stich.  She said, "I'm a Mom, I've seen much worse."  icon_lol

My procedure was flawless.  My boss had it done about a year before me and had to go back in to get one eye readjusted.

Congrats Ron and enjoy your new vision.
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« Reply #92 on: October 23, 2006, 03:44:33 PM »

Quote from: papasmurff on October 23, 2006, 03:09:43 PM

Don't stare into the light.......turn the brightness of your monitors down.  Just a thought

Did that.  Thankfully tomorrow and Wednesdays are my day off.  I'm gonna use Dragon to input my reviews and hope I can stay away from screens for a few days...
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« Reply #93 on: October 23, 2006, 03:45:49 PM »

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My procedure was flawless.  My boss had it done about a year before me and had to go back in to get one eye readjusted.
I heard that this is roughly 10% of people who have it done.  I'm hoping I don't need an adjustment after the fact...[/quote]
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Congrats Ron and enjoy your new vision.
Looks like everything is in HD now! slywink
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« Reply #94 on: October 23, 2006, 07:42:29 PM »

Glad to hear you came out OK!  How nice it will be to not have to worry about contacts or glasses.  thumbsup
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« Reply #95 on: October 23, 2006, 08:15:04 PM »

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Quote from: papasmurff on October 23, 2006, 03:09:43 PM

Don't stare into the light.......turn the brightness of your monitors down.  Just a thought

Did that.  Thankfully tomorrow and Wednesdays are my day off.  I'm gonna use Dragon to input my reviews and hope I can stay away from screens for a few days...
Mm... yeah. Forgot about that. I wore sunglasses for a week.
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« Reply #96 on: July 24, 2007, 01:40:19 AM »

I'm going in for a Lasik consultation this weekend so I was wondering how Ron would evaluate his Lasik experience 9 months later.

  • How's your vision now?
  • Did you have more complications after the first week?
  • If you had it to do all over again, would you make the same choices?

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« Reply #97 on: July 24, 2007, 11:45:38 PM »

Quote from: slackerjoe on July 24, 2007, 01:40:19 AM

I'm going in for a Lasik consultation this weekend so I was wondering how Ron would evaluate his Lasik experience 9 months later.

  • How's your vision now?
  • Did you have more complications after the first week?
  • If you had it to do all over again, would you make the same choices?



Only too glad to update. 

1.) Vision is VASTLY improved and I've regained my night vision after about 6 months. 
2.) I had a little bit of dry eye but that went away completely after just a few weeks.  I also had the problem of looking like an idiot when I instinctively went to adjust glasses that weren't there. slywink
3.) ABSOLUTELY.  Best decision I could have made.  Hands down. 
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« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2007, 11:53:13 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 24, 2007, 11:45:38 PM

Quote from: slackerjoe on July 24, 2007, 01:40:19 AM

I'm going in for a Lasik consultation this weekend so I was wondering how Ron would evaluate his Lasik experience 9 months later.

  • How's your vision now?
  • Did you have more complications after the first week?
  • If you had it to do all over again, would you make the same choices?




Only too glad to update. 

1.) Vision is VASTLY improved and I've regained my night vision after about 6 months. 
2.) I had a little bit of dry eye but that went away completely after just a few weeks.  I also had the problem of looking like an idiot when I instinctively went to adjust glasses that weren't there. slywink
3.) ABSOLUTELY.  Best decision I could have made.  Hands down. 

Kicks ass, doesn't it?
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« Reply #99 on: July 25, 2007, 12:02:33 AM »

Quote from: Blackadar on July 24, 2007, 11:53:13 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 24, 2007, 11:45:38 PM

Quote from: slackerjoe on July 24, 2007, 01:40:19 AM

I'm going in for a Lasik consultation this weekend so I was wondering how Ron would evaluate his Lasik experience 9 months later.

  • How's your vision now?
  • Did you have more complications after the first week?
  • If you had it to do all over again, would you make the same choices?



Kicks ass, doesn't it?
Only too glad to update. 

1.) Vision is VASTLY improved and I've regained my night vision after about 6 months. 
2.) I had a little bit of dry eye but that went away completely after just a few weeks.  I also had the problem of looking like an idiot when I instinctively went to adjust glasses that weren't there. slywink
3.) ABSOLUTELY.  Best decision I could have made.  Hands down. 

now only if it helped with your quoting aim  Tongue
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« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2007, 01:35:50 AM »

There is one thing that wasn't repaired with Lasik - looking at blue neon at night is almost unreadable.  That hasn't been any better since.  *shrug*
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