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Old 07-13-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Got Lasik.
I know you are younger than I am, but I was wondering if anyone go Lasik in their 60s, or is it too late.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I got LASIK in my yearly 40s, but things changed after a while. But my brother and sister never wore glasses after LASIK. At this age I’m waiting for cataract surgery when it gets bad enough.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Won't you still need to deal with lens inelasticity as you get older? My friends who have gotten lasik still wear reading glasses.
Yeah, probably. I had one eye set for reading and one for distance. Be 53 this year, and still don't need reading glasses, but I'm sure I will eventually.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Just wondering - I've been wearing contacts for 30 years and I rarely hear of anyone "of retirement age" talking about contacts - always glasses. When I realized I was only looking at pictures when reading the newspaper I figured out I needed readers but I recently got multifocal contacts on top of my regular prescription because the readers were really making me feel old!

If you used to wear contacts, why'd you switch to glasses? Dry eyes? Contacts too expensive? Insurance?
How are the multifocal contacts working for you?? When I get to "that age" I am hoping they'll have some in toric...
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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My wife starting wearing contacts before I met her. She said she could not wait to get contacts and some 40 years later, could not wait to get rid of them. Once retired she swore of things like panty hose, makeup, and contacts.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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How are the multifocal contacts working for you?? When I get to "that age" I am hoping they'll have some in toric...
Yes - mine are toric since I have astigmatism - Proclear multifocal toric by CooperVision but I think at least one other company makes them? ...they're expensive and ordering can take a week or so because they are pretty much "custom" because of the astigmatism.

I like them - my concern is that my eyes are getting drier which I assumed was due to age so that I might not be able to keep wearing them "forever".
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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Yes - mine are toric since I have astigmatism - Proclear multifocal toric by CooperVision but I think at least one other company makes them? ...they're expensive and ordering can take a week or so because they are pretty much "custom" because of the astigmatism.

I like them - my concern is that my eyes are getting drier which I assumed was due to age so that I might not be able to keep wearing them "forever".
There are some things (not just eye drops) that can help that. Punctal plugs can actually increase available tear film at any given time of day. Completely reversible if desired.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I know you are younger than I am, but I was wondering if anyone go Lasik in their 60s, or is it too late.
I would love to know this as well. I hadn't really thought about Lasik but I heard a coworker talking about getting it done before retiring just because he can put money away tax-free for it even though insurance won't pay. And then he said he'd of course save on not needing to pay full price for glasses after retirement, too which I hadn't fully considered.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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I would love to know this as well. I hadn't really thought about Lasik but I heard a coworker talking about getting it done before retiring just because he can put money away tax-free for it even though insurance won't pay. And then he said he'd of course save on not needing to pay full price for glasses after retirement, too which I hadn't fully considered.
Plus, with all the different types of LASIK (and variations, like LASEK) usually patients can find one that works around any concerns they may have with an eye procedure.

PRK, for example, creates no flap. The cornea's surface is reshaped, and you wear a protective contact lens for a few weeks.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:21 PM
 
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I got LASIK. It was the BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE.

Let me say that again.

I GOT LASIK AND IT WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE.

I was deemed a good candidate! It's a scam.
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