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Old 04-16-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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I know there are a few old threads around, but I'd like recent advice and opinions.

I'm carefully considering LASIK. I've worn glasses or contacts for years, and while I don't mind them, I have recently started to have more issues with my near vision to the point that bifocals or such are going to become a necessity. I tried them a couple of years ago when this first started to be a slight issue and I get headaches and nausea from the bifocals. And I had top of the line ones, so I doubt trying them again will help.

I am considering what a colleague finally gave up and did. LASIK plus readers for up close vision.

That said, any recommendations? Money is no object. This is my vision.

Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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I know there are a few old threads around, but I'd like recent advice and opinions.

I'm carefully considering LASIK. I've worn glasses or contacts for years, and while I don't mind them, I have recently started to have more issues with my near vision to the point that bifocals or such are going to become a necessity. I tried them a couple of years ago when this first started to be a slight issue and I get headaches and nausea from the bifocals. And I had top of the line ones, so I doubt trying them again will help.

I am considering what a colleague finally gave up and did. LASIK plus readers for up close vision.

That said, any recommendations? Money is no object. This is my vision.

Thanks!
Bifocals properly fitted should work well. Try a better eye doctor before risking your vision on surgery.

There is a 1-3% problem rate with LASIK. Some side effects are permanent.

Don't risk your money and health on something a non-invasive fix can solve (glasses).
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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I had LASIK about 10 years ago, and had wonderful vision without any side effects right from the moment I walked out of the doctor's office. One of the best things I ever did for myself - well worth the money.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I had LASIK about 10 years ago, and had wonderful vision without any side effects right from the moment I walked out of the doctor's office. One of the best things I ever did for myself - well worth the money.
Completely agree. I had it done about 4 years ago and wish I had done it sooner.

Mine was done by Dr. Dean Dornic in Cary, and I can recommend him highly. His entire office staff was a pleasure to work with.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Completely agree. I had it done about 4 years ago and wish I had done it sooner.
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Up to a certain point, I had it done at 21 and was told I would need revision later, which I could use. But I knew that going in and the improvement in quality of life was well worth it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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Completely agree. I had it done about 4 years ago and wish I had done it sooner.

Mine was done by Dr. Dean Dornic in Cary, and I can recommend him highly. His entire office staff was a pleasure to work with.
Ditto. Dr Dornic and staff were great! I had the Intralase procedure just over a year ago and had 20/20 less than 24 hours later.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:51 AM
 
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Bifocals properly fitted should work well. Try a better eye doctor before risking your vision on surgery.

There is a 1-3% problem rate with LASIK. Some side effects are permanent.

Don't risk your money and health on something a non-invasive fix can solve (glasses).
My ophthalmologist is at Duke. I really think it's just me. I get dizzy from corrections to my astigmatism adjustment. And I get headaches. I'm not approaching this lightly.

One of the issues with bifocals is having to move my head instead of my eyes. It's unnatural to me. I guess I could learn it eventually, but I read as a career. I dunno how long I could take time off to battle migraines and dizziness.

I could care less about any vanity issue. I just want to see well enough without the horrid blurry, dizzy, headachy feel of bifocals.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:05 AM
 
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My ophthalmologist is at Duke. I really think it's just me. I get dizzy from corrections to my astigmatism adjustment. And I get headaches. I'm not approaching this lightly.

One of the issues with bifocals is having to move my head instead of my eyes. It's unnatural to me. I guess I could learn it eventually, but I read as a career. I dunno how long I could take time off to battle migraines and dizziness.

I could care less about any vanity issue. I just want to see well enough without the horrid blurry, dizzy, headachy feel of bifocals.
Before LASIK, I tried everything as well. Like you, bifocals gave me horrible headaches and something was always out of focus depending on how I moved my head (or eyes).

LASIK improved my quality of life. I understood the chances of side effects, yet I have never had any. After my surgery, my doctor told me to go home and take a nap since my eyes would be very tired. To this day, I remember waking up and being able to read the poster on the other side of the room that I could not read when I woke up that morning. One of the best feelings I have ever had.

I'm glad that you aren't taking the decision lightly. After 12 years of having LASIK done, those headaches I had never returned. I would strongly recommend the doctor I had, yet he is in Western New York.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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Thank you all for the recs so far. And I enjoyed hearing your experiences. I think I'll start setting up some consultations.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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My husband and I both had ours done with Dr. Lori Travers at Travers Lasik a few years ago. Both are very very happy with our results and at the time she also had the best price in town. Don't know what her prices are currently.
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