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Old 07-14-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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Well, that snake oil gave me 20/20 vision with no side effects.

Common sense would dictate that you go to reputable surgeons, and not get a Groupon or anything like that.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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Well, that snake oil gave me 20/20 vision with no side effects.

Common sense would dictate that you go to reputable surgeons, and not get a Groupon or anything like that.
And for goodness sake, please don't go to the same surgeon offering the Groupon and believe he'll do a better job because you didn't flash the coupon!
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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While I know it's not a "scam" by virtue of the fact that people have had success with it, I have also heard some frightening stories of sight loss.

What made me say hmmm was when someone asked, "Does your eye doctor wear glasses? Why hasn't he or she had it done?"

Mine does wear glasses. I want to ask him that.
Both my optometrist and ophthalmologist wear glasses. That's good enough for me. It may be because they're used to wearing glasses. Perhaps they don't like elective surgery. I've never asked them, though.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:56 PM
 
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Both my optometrist and ophthalmologist wear glasses. That's good enough for me. It may be because they're used to wearing glasses. Perhaps they don't like elective surgery. I've never asked them, though.
Maybe they don't want to miss out on that money! Recovery time...
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:10 PM
 
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Maybe they don't want to miss out on that money! Recovery time...
The ophthalmologist's wife is also an ophthalmologist, and I know that the optometrist's wife works. I don't think that's the reason. I think it has more to do with being in their 60s.

If they started wearing glasses when they were young, they're used to it.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:36 PM
 
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And for goodness sake, please don't go to the same surgeon offering the Groupon and believe he'll do a better job because you didn't flash the coupon!
VERY good point.

My eye doctor had lasik, and there is a one day recovery time. You nap after the procedure and wake up with good vision.

When I refer to "Lasik" I'm referring to all those procedures, I know there are differences. I don't think I had Lasik per se, just one of the eye surgeries.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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I wore one contact - monovision - until age 69, when I developed cataracts and had IOL lenses implanted.
I'm still monovision; left eye has a distance lens and right eye has a near-vision lens.

I have at least a few friends in their 70s who are still wearing contacts.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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I've worn contacts since I was 15, and I'm 56 now. I don't want to wear glasses and the contacts are such a routine now, I don't think twice about putting them in every day and taking them out.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:56 AM
 
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I had to start wearing glasses at 9 years old because my distance vision was so bad. Even now I can't see the big E on the chart without corrective lenses. I started wearing contacts when I was 19, first the hard ones, then soft and have been wearing them ever since. If I'm staying home all day I will wear my glasses (progressive).

Unfortunately as I've gotten older I had to wear readers on top of the contacts for anything close. I tried the monovision contacts but my nearsightedness is so bad that I just wasn't seeing well with them especially driving at night.

I do want to try the bifocal contacts as I'm sick of having to pull out my readers to look at ingredients, prices, etc. on items when I'm out shopping.




I had to start wearing glasses at age 8 and just hated them. I started wearing soft contacts at age 14, was always afraid of LASIK. After having a torn retina repaired via laser, I know I would never do LASIK, and may not even be a candidate for it.

Try the bifocal lenses. They were as freeing for me as my first pair of contacts after glasses were.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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I went to a top of the line, expensive Lasik doctor to get my surgery. Custom wavefront. And they still messed up my eyes.

In the consultation, they are way too eager to label people "good candidates."
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