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I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see.
      #324415 - 02/09/08 06:59 PM
hohoyumyum

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I had Lasik done yesterday morning and I had my follow up appt. this morning. Today's vision test showed that I'm somewhere between 20/15 and 20/10, only 24 hours after the procedure. It can take a full 48 hours to reach 100% of your vision potential so it could get even better than it is now. It's so nice to be able to read and drive w/o glasses. I'm very much looking forward to swimming and working (massage therapy) without glasses as well. Yay me!!!

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324420 - 02/09/08 11:34 PM
Erilyn

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OMG I SO want to get this done!!! I was actually looking up clinics online yesterday - I go through this phase about every 6 months or so where I start researching it like crazy, but then I chicken out and don't do it. I am so freaked by the thought of a blade touching my eye! Laser, no problem, but a blade - It just gives me the willies. How was the experience for you? Could you feel anything? Were you aware of the blade or anything??

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324421 - 02/09/08 11:35 PM
AmandaM

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I am so jealous But so happy for you! I am planning on having it done in the next year or so. Did you go to someone in the Sac area?

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324424 - 02/10/08 05:56 AM
Flipada

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WOW, that's awesome. I'm so happy for you. That's exciting. I've been blessed with pretty decent eyes but my 8 year old has been wearing glasses since he was 5. We'll see what's in his future.
Happy, happy for you!

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324425 - 02/10/08 06:05 AM
Toady

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Great news!! I would LOVE to have it done. My vision is HORRIBLE!! I can't see the end of my nose clearly!

Hope you get the full 20/20!! What freedom from glasses!!

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324441 - 02/10/08 03:15 PM
hohoyumyum

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There was no blade, only lasers. You can feel anything except some pressure when they're putting the little contraption on that keeps you from blinking. The procedure itself is about 15-20 seconds of laser per eye. Super easy to do, no pain at all.

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324442 - 02/10/08 03:16 PM
hohoyumyum

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The Lasik Vision Institute in Rancho Cordova. They were great!

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Thank you!! n/t new
      #324443 - 02/10/08 03:16 PM
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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324444 - 02/10/08 03:18 PM
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I had my follow up yesterday. After 24-ish hours, my vision was between 20/10 and 20/15. Great results! And now my depth perception is spot on! Lights are still a bit bright but it can take a while for that to go away. Nothing too bad, though.

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324468 - 02/11/08 08:37 AM
michele

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Congratulations! It sounds like it went perfectly!! It may take some time for the glare to reduce but you are seeing wonderfully by the sounds of things!

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324469 - 02/11/08 08:42 AM
Erilyn

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Oh, so it was the "no touch" procedure. There is one clinic here that does that but it costs $1500 per eye!!! Way too much for me - especially when we want to buy a house in the next few months. Congrats on getting it done though!

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324478 - 02/11/08 09:07 AM
Jordy

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I so want this! Did you need someone to drive you to the place both times? Do you need to keep your eyes bandaged closed (blind) until the next day?

Do you mind me asking how much it cost? (no worries if this is too personal). It would be so worth the savings of not having to buy glasses, exams, contacts anymore!!

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324485 - 02/11/08 10:16 AM
Zara

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That's awesome! I also wish for a 20/20 vision but I'm too scared, plus my prescription isn't strong enough for me to really want to do something drastic. Congratulations!

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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324489 - 02/11/08 10:51 AM
Shell Marr

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very cool... Shane has been talking about doing this for years..... his only fear, IF it does NOT work well for him, he can never wear contacts again after..... he is not big on the glasses..... even though he looks kinda hot in them...hehehe

Congrats...and here is to 20/20!!

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Thanks. The glare is slowly going away and my vision is nice and sharp. I'm so happy with this. n/t new
      #324596 - 02/12/08 02:19 PM
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Thanks Shell, I'm more like 20/10! This is awesome. n/t new
      #324597 - 02/12/08 02:20 PM
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Re: I've been Lasik-ed!!! I can see. new
      #324598 - 02/12/08 02:24 PM
hohoyumyum

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I had to have someone drive me home but I drove myself to the follow-up the next morning. No bandages...just silly goggles that I have to sleep in and lots of eye drops for 5 days after the surgery. It was supposed to run $1999 per eye (lovely astigmatism going here) but I paid $1599 per eye because, and I quote "I'm so nice." Well worth it, like you said. No more glasses. I can play sports, work, swim, read, do the dishes without my glasses getting all fogged up. Nice.

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