Let’s Talk Lasik

Has anyone had Lasik? I’m debating and throwing pro’s and con’s of having lasik around like crazy. My contacts have been hell the last few months and I can’t take it anymore.  I’ve always had lasik in the back of my mind, my dad and sister have both had it done without any problems.

My con’s have on big one…What if I go blind?

So I’m looking for opinions…to do lasik or not to do lasik is the question of the day.

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12 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Lasik

  1. Do it! My sister and my dad both did it. I’m also sort of scared to do it, and budget-wise it makes more sense for the hub to get it done first. But if I had the money I’d do it.

  2. Don’t know if you’ve already decided on Lasik, but I’d suggest DOING IT!
    I did it in May 2008, its now 4 years later and I still can see fabulously 20/20 without glasses! And before, I could barely see the BIG E on the reading chart, ha! I went with a company called TLC, I believe they are national. The reason I did that was because they give you a lifetime guarantee. As long as you go to the eye doctor every year, if you ever need your eyes corrected they will do it for FREE!
    Good luck!

  3. So I know that this is really late but I just found your blog. First off let me say that I’ve worn glasses/contacts since I was 7 years old and I HATE them… I’m so blind I cannot get out of bed without them. I have had many talks with family and friends about lasix and everyone tells me its wonderful… It wasn’t until I brought this up with my eye doctor (who I have been seeing for a long time and who knows I want to be a surgeon when I finish med school). He told me that people who have had lasix in the past tend to get cataracts at an earlier age (40-50 vs 65-70). They didn’t know this until recently because the first sets of people who got the procedure are getting older.

    My advice is to really think about it… I decided against it because it would be devastating to my career later in life. If having to have cataract surgery at 45 doesn’t bother you then go for it. Personally it wasn’t something I was willing to risk.

    • I’m sorry I have to disagree about the cataract info. There’s no scientific evidence showing that Lasik causes cataracts.
      My aunt actually had lasik back in the days it was done with a scalpel (early 90s no thank you) mine was with a laser :) but anyways she’s 50 now and has no eye issues. In addition, my father-in-law had it done and he’s 54, and he has no eye issues either.
      Cataracts are usually caused by family history, diabetes, exposure to sun, or you might even have one that you don’t even know.

      To be honest, instead of listening to some random internet people, ask your doctor. I’m no doctor, so who knows :)

      That’s why it was important for me to find a reputable national company that gave me a lifetime “warranty” for my surgery. So, I’m not worried :)
      Hope this helps Meghan :)

  4. I think LASIK was one of the best gifts I ever received! My boyfriend now husband paid and I tease him today about giving me the gift of sight!
    I wore my contacts for too long and slept in them nearly every night. My poor eyes!
    Since the simple procedure I have better than perfect vision! I don’t have to worry about losing a lense at the pool or beach. I don’t have to worry about my glasses fogging up. I love it and recommend it to everyone!
    Research your doctor. Definetly don’t want to go the LASIK via Groupon route ;)

  5. My husband had the surgery about 5 years ago. He was 43. (He was told that it needed to be done by 45. I was worried about the cost of the surgery, but people told him that it was the best money that they had ever spent. We ended up spending more because he had to get a lens implant on one of his eyes because it had an astigmatism. He agrees. He said that it was the best money ever spent. He had the surgery done in the morning, spent the day in bed sleeping and relaxing, and then got up the next morning and drove to a meeting 2 hours away for work. In addition, my sister-in-law had it done about 12 years ago. She still loves the results. My brother-in-law had it done last summer. He also said it was the best investment.

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