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Old 07-08-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Can someone who has had the procedure done recommend a reputable place to me please. Preferable in Manhattan. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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I got PRK almost a decade ago. When I did my research at the time, the most reasonable price by a reputable facility was Diamond vision. Their center is located on 44th west, off 5th Avenue. Word of advice, if you are not good at following post op care to the letter, don’t get PRK. It’s cheaper but the recovery process is longer, and if you don’t take your drops right on schedule you can end up with scarring and need a folllow up surgery. That happened to me. Unless you aren’t a candidate for LASIK, avoid PRK.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I got PRK almost a decade ago. When I did my research at the time, the most reasonable price by a reputable facility was Diamond vision. Their center is located on 44th west, off 5th Avenue. Word of advice, if you are not good at following post op care to the letter, donít get PRK. Itís cheaper but the recovery process is longer, and if you donít take your drops right on schedule you can end up with scarring and need a folllow up surgery. That happened to me. Unless you arenít a candidate for LASIK, avoid PRK.
I was told 2 years ago by a provider that I wasn't a LASIK candidate. I was thinking about getting another consultation from a different provider to see if my LASIK suitability was wrong. Anyways, how was your post op experience and what were the major complications?
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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I was told 2 years ago by a provider that I wasn't a LASIK candidate. I was thinking about getting another consultation from a different provider to see if my LASIK suitability was wrong. Anyways, how was your post op experience and what were the major complications?
It certainty doesnít hurt to get another consultation, but itís unlikely that you will get a different answer. The thickness of your cornea is what determines whether or not you can have LASIK, and since LASIK is the more expensive procedure, there is no reason why your provider would have mislead you. Still, consultations tend to be free so go ahead get a second or third opinion.

I did both eyes at the same time. since PRK completely removes the top layer of your eye, they place a glass contact on your eyes while they heal. You can definitely feel them. They donít hurt, but they get really uncomfortable. Youíll have the contact for about a week after the surgery. The first 24 hrs werenít really painful, just uncomfortable, but the 2 and 3rd day I had a burning pain on and off. They give you vidocin for the pain, but it didnít help me much. They also give you a serious of drops including a steroid drop and artificial tears that you are supposed to take every couple of hours. You have to keep on top of the drops, and take them on the hour, every time. I wasnít as a diligent as I should have been after the first month, and because of that, I got a lot of scarring on my right eye that required another surgery 6 months later to correct.


There are some draw backs, though. Because of how PRK works, itís very likely that your tear ducts will be damaged, resulting in chronic dry eyes. Artificial tears are gonna be your new best friend. Second, donít expect to have perfect vision. No matter how good you are with post-op care, because the opperation is such a severe trauma to the eye, there will be some scarring. Youíre never gonna have eagle vision, but it will be good enough to not need glasses. Itís up to you to decide if these drawbacks are worth it, for me it definitely was.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:51 PM
 
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Try Manhattan Lasik Center.
110 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
You can google them about others review.
I been to that place before, is a nice office.
You should be able to get a free consultation.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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I had LASIK done at Diamond Vision about 5 years ago. Best decision I ever made. The surgeon was great; the doctor I saw for my post-op care was a bit of a wench but whatever. It was fine, she was just very standoffish and had a bad attitude about doing her job.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It certainty doesnít hurt to get another consultation, but itís unlikely that you will get a different answer. The thickness of your cornea is what determines whether or not you can have LASIK, and since LASIK is the more expensive procedure, there is no reason why your provider would have mislead you. Still, consultations tend to be free so go ahead get a second or third opinion.

I did both eyes at the same time. since PRK completely removes the top layer of your eye, they place a glass contact on your eyes while they heal. You can definitely feel them. They donít hurt, but they get really uncomfortable. Youíll have the contact for about a week after the surgery. The first 24 hrs werenít really painful, just uncomfortable, but the 2 and 3rd day I had a burning pain on and off. They give you vidocin for the pain, but it didnít help me much. They also give you a serious of drops including a steroid drop and artificial tears that you are supposed to take every couple of hours. You have to keep on top of the drops, and take them on the hour, every time. I wasnít as a diligent as I should have been after the first month, and because of that, I got a lot of scarring on my right eye that required another surgery 6 months later to correct.


There are some draw backs, though. Because of how PRK works, itís very likely that your tear ducts will be damaged, resulting in chronic dry eyes. Artificial tears are gonna be your new best friend. Second, donít expect to have perfect vision. No matter how good you are with post-op care, because the opperation is such a severe trauma to the eye, there will be some scarring. Youíre never gonna have eagle vision, but it will be good enough to not need glasses. Itís up to you to decide if these drawbacks are worth it, for me it definitely was.
Good point, I wasn't looking at it from that angle.
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Try Manhattan Lasik Center.
110 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
You can google them about others review.
I been to that place before, is a nice office.
You should be able to get a free consultation.
Thanks, I will read up on them.

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I had LASIK done at Diamond Vision about 5 years ago. Best decision I ever made. The surgeon was great; the doctor I saw for my post-op care was a bit of a wench but whatever. It was fine, she was just very standoffish and had a bad attitude about doing her job.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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andre,


I think you will find this article quite interesting:
Lasik Surgery: When the Fine Print Applies to You - The New York Times
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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Try Manhattan Lasik Center.
110 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
You can google them about others review.
I been to that place before, is a nice office.
You should be able to get a free consultation.
i recommend this clinic, i had lasik done back in 2011, went for a free consultation and got the procedure done the same day. i know 4 other people that had lasik done there.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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andre,


I think you will find this article quite interesting:
Lasik Surgery: When the Fine Print Applies to You - The New York Times
Thanks.
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