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Old 01-22-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Any recommendations for GOOD doctors? advice or tips?
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:58 AM
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Dr. Rashid at LASIK Custom Eye Surgery San Antonio - Edward Rashid Intralase Lasik Specialist did mine. It was a good experience all the way around.

I got two pieces of advice from others I knew who had the surgery before me that I will pass along.

Take the anti-anxiety drug that they'll offer you on the day of the surgery because it makes it easier to be calm and stay still during the procedure.

Take whatever medicine they recommend you take to sleep for a few hours that same day. Those few hours are the time of greatest discomfort, so you might as well sleep through some of it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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LASIK Eye Surgery Procedures Including Custom Lasik & Laser Surgery- LVI
Co worker's wife had it done at this location.
Word from my coworker is that his wife will still need to wear glasses at night for a while because of the surgery's results take a while for nighttime vision, something to that effect.
They have Care Credit as a finance option.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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I had my Lasik done apx 9yrs ago at TLC Laser Eye Center --- My surgeon was Dr. Stuart Terry ... He was very comforting and told you exactly what was going to happen next during the surgery --- it was a wonderful experience --- they allow you to go and view an actual surgery prior to yours, so you will know what to expect --- they have a viewing room so you are not actually in the surgery area --- they also have a Q&A session afterwards...

TLC does guarantee their work for life, as long as you get an eye exam annually --- so if your vision distorts back to worse than either 20/30 or 20/40 (i forget which) they will fix it for free ---

Before I had my surgery I was considered legally blind without corrective lenses ... i had HORRIBLE vision and I also had astigmatism in both eyes --- my vision prior to surgery was 20/600

Immediately sitting up in the chair from surgery my vision was 20/30 and the next day my vision was 20/20 ... perfect vision ... the following week my vision was 20/15 ... better than perfect ... and today, 9 years later, my vision is still 20/15 ... i have NEVER had any problems, ever ...

When I had my surgery done I was still working and I had 2 co-workers who went to different Lasik centers --- they female co-worker could no longer wear eye makeup after her surgery and she could no longer drive with the car windows down ... she had horrible problems with her eyes watering ... the male co-worker saw halos around lights at night --- both of the places they went to have since closed down and neither location offered a guarantee ...

I have never had eye watering, no halos around lights, nothing ... it was the best money I have ever spent, hands down ... 9 years ago my surgery was $4800, $2400 per eye ... not sure what the cost is now-a-days, seeing as how there are so many other Lasik centers now ...

Upon sitting up your vision will be smokey ... kind of like you are in a club with tons of smokers around ... this smokey effect will last the day of surgery --- upon waking up the next morning i saw clear, no smoke effect ...

You should get 2 sets of eyedrops ... 1 is an antibiotic and I forget what the other is --- also, you will have to wear those large black wrap around glasses for a few days while you are outside ...

Remember that you will have to get testing prior to surgery to make sure you are a candidate ... my neighbor in my old neighborhood was not a candidate as his corneas were too thin --- TLC will do the testing in office ...

Hope some of this info helps ---
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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thanks all....will pass on all this good info!
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Would any of you mind sharing how much it cost you?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Co worker said it was about $2,200 for both eyes (see post #3). If you have insurance, you can use it for a discount. Percentage of discount varies on insurance carrier. Co worker's missus got the surgery about two months ago during Thanksgiving break.

Last edited by skeet09; 01-22-2010 at 03:34 PM.. Reason: Time of surgery
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:26 PM
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Mine was somewhere around $2K per eye.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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i posted in my previous post that i paid 2400 per eye = $4800 ... this was 9 years ago
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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May need to correct my left eye in about 20 years. Maybe they'll have a do-it-yourself kit by then??
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