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I had it done about 4 years ago. I LOVE my eyes now! I have a little problem with night vision but I did before the surgery as well. It was a piece of cake, really. You feel nothing. A little pressure, thats it. Afterwards, your eyes are a little tender, kind of like when you see a movie in the afternoon and then go back outside and everything is super bright. I just wanted to keep my eyes closed for a few hours.I have absolutely no regrets.
Mom to Colton,Megan, Caitlyn, Nick, Brandon and 2 angels.
BFP Dec 2010 hcg Dec 18 13dpo 58... Dec 20 15 dpo 190.4 (28 hr doubling)
I had PRK done which is the older "version" of LASIK. My corneas were borderline for LASIK so the surgeon wanted to do PRK because if they had to go in and make a correction they would not have been able to. PRK is like LASIK except the recovery is much more painful and longer. Cost me 2200 in 07 and it was the BEST 2200 dollars ever. The surgery already paid for itself in glasses/contact/eye exam/solution cost.
I had dry eye before PRK, and it got worse after though. For the first year i needed eye drops every single morning. Now, its not so bad.
I had it 8+ years ago and it was the best thing that I ever did for myself. I regretted not doing it earlier! I haven't been back to the doctor since being cleared after Lasik! I was told that I would probably need reading glasses years on down the road, but no signs of it yet!
If your company participates in healthcare reimbursement, sign up for the amount and do it the first of the year. That is what I did.
~Tracey (42), mom to Reagan(born 08/07/11)
3 failed fresh IVFs, 1 failed FET
Surprise BFP in 12/10 after acupuncture & herbs!!
1 beautiful, perfect daughterl!
I had Lasik done a year ago and absolutely love it. I have had no complications - any haloing I have now is no worse than I had before with contacts. And there's no reason you should need to get it redone every couple years unless your eyesight is still significantly changing - but if you've had roughly the same prescription for the last few years, you're probably fine. And when we turn 40-ish, we'll probably need reading glasses anyway (so that's the only "surprise" for some people - that they still need glasses when they get older).
After I got mine, DH (who never even WANTED Lasik before) saw how awesome it was and he just got his done this summer, and is thrilled with the results.