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#6101933 - 01/31/12 10:21 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Violent Spectre]
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 Originally Posted By: PosterofepicPICs
I want to get this done so bad, but there is no way I can afford 5g's. Can't even afford 5bg's.

My wife has optical coverage, but only $300....so that doesn't really help \:\(


It's worth every last penny, start saving. I only paid $2400 back in 2001 for mine. Both eyes. Not blind yet.

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#6101935 - 01/31/12 10:22 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: 355-Si]
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and you can smell the burning :p
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#6101938 - 01/31/12 10:24 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: 4Three]
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and hear the popping sounds from somewhere in the room, like static charges going off.
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#6102924 - 01/31/12 03:36 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: 355-Si]
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I got mine done last August at Bochner
Worth every penny!
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#6103036 - 01/31/12 04:09 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: iamfob]
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meh i like glasses
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#6103042 - 01/31/12 04:10 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Simon_the_Pieman]
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50/20 vision here bitches
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#6103090 - 01/31/12 04:23 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: phoenixrage]
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have any of you guys experienced reduced vision at night, or any kind halos?


or ANY other side effects whatsoever?

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#6121018 - 02/08/12 10:29 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: spd-dmn]
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My wife had it done about 7-8 years ago. No problems except for dry eyes sometimes. She still uses a drop or two in the evening, when she's tired and her eyes get dry.

I really want to do it - but, admittedly, am too chicken shit as I'm worried I will fall into that small percentile that has lasting issues. The persistent halos around lights at night (i.e. post-healing) would really bother me...
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#6123031 - 02/08/12 10:24 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: civiclvr]
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Negatron. No side effects here.
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#6687717 - 11/02/12 02:25 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: TYJelly]
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I'm sitting at Bochner right now waiting to get my eyes done. Can't wait to get rid of my glasses. Woot!
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#6687748 - 11/02/12 02:34 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: SW20_MR2]
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i know this is an old thread but being -4.25 sucks as most places charge upwards of 5K which my health benefits wont cover
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#6687790 - 11/02/12 02:49 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: oranjizz]
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Yeah. My prescription is 450 and the original cost is $5400. You can try to get 10% off by bringing another person to the consultation and asking for a group deal (don't have to commit at same time). Also for the follow up check ups, you can choose to do them with your own eye doctor. If you do, the laser place will pay your doctor a fee to do so. You can try asking your doctor to lower his fee if you know them well. My aunt works at my eye doctors office and I managed to get the total fee down to $4200.
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#6687804 - 11/02/12 02:53 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: spd-dmn]
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 Originally Posted By: spd-dmn
have any of you guys experienced reduced vision at night, or any kind halos?


or ANY other side effects whatsoever?


Not reduce vision at night but I do see halos around traffic lights or street lights. But I had it too before LASIK and it wasn't bad that I can't see shit.
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#6687807 - 11/02/12 02:54 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: SW20_MR2]
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 Originally Posted By: SW20_MR2
I'm sitting at Bochner right now waiting to get my eyes done. Can't wait to get rid of my glasses. Woot!


Good luck man. Bouchner took care of me and I am a happy customer
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#6688646 - 11/03/12 06:02 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: iamfob]
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Everything went smooth. The people there were very friendly and walk you thru everything step by step. I'm seeing halos right now but that's to be expected for now since my eyesight is still adjusting. Things should get better over the next few days.
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#6689705 - 11/03/12 08:38 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: SW20_MR2]
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Congrats! Welcome to good vision!
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#6690023 - 11/04/12 12:49 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: 355-Si]
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 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Congrats! Welcome to good vision!
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#6690106 - 11/04/12 05:12 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: iamfob]
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Congrats Kev. Had mine done in March. Wondered why I didn't do it sooner
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#6690762 - 11/04/12 02:45 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: I_Hate_Ricers]
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$5k????

Damn yo!!!!
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#6690922 - 11/04/12 04:37 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Hatorade]
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worth it... even if my eyes went back to shit tomorrow.
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#6691364 - 11/04/12 07:51 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: 355-Si]
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Yep, worth every penny. I haven't been able to wear contacts for the past few years cause they just started to feel uncomfortable for some reason. I'm so sick of glasses. They fall off, fog up, get wet in the rain, etc.
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#6691449 - 11/04/12 08:49 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: 355-Si]
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my brother just got his done in india.
he was there for a wedding, decided to go get his eyes zapped. we know tons of people that have had it done in india.

prices range greatly over there too, my brother was basically blind as a bat with a good amount of astigmatism.

now he's 20/20, been about a week and he's loving it so far

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#6691707 - 11/05/12 12:41 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Hatorade]
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 Originally Posted By: Hatorade
$5k????

Damn yo!!!!


dude that's the going rate. The $498 per eye is pure bullshit and no one qualify for that price unless your prescription is -0.25 or -0.50
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#6691766 - 11/05/12 05:21 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: iamfob]
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^and if that were the case, you wouldn't qualify as a candidate
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#6691772 - 11/05/12 05:28 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Balhar]
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 Originally Posted By: Balhar
my brother just got his done in india.
he was there for a wedding, decided to go get his eyes zapped. we know tons of people that have had it done in india.

prices range greatly over there too, my brother was basically blind as a bat with a good amount of astigmatism.

now he's 20/20, been about a week and he's loving it so far


and how much did that cost him? curious to compare $$ canada v india
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#6692206 - 11/05/12 09:25 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: c2k]
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I think 1500 both eyes. Was not the cheapest but seemed better than some others.
He met a guy there who had made the trip specially from Australia to get his done from this guy

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#6692249 - 11/05/12 09:36 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Balhar]
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^^ Did he buy a Focus with the difference
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#6692279 - 11/05/12 09:45 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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Had PRK done around 1992 or 1994, still close to 20/20 to this day. If I didn't stare at a monitor for 9ish hours a day I would be that much better.
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#6692482 - 11/05/12 11:02 AM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: Big Tasty]
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Everything still so far so good. My next day checkup said everything was as expected. My left eye is still very red - it looks like I've been smoking up. LOL. Vision is as clear as when I had glasses, but I'm seeing starbursts at night. Hopefully they'll clear up in a few weeks.
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#6692906 - 11/05/12 01:43 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: SW20_MR2]
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any headaches? all that messing with the eyes I'd think would cause migraines or such
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#6693001 - 11/05/12 02:15 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: snowman888]
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I've had a few headaches, but I dunno if they're related to the LASIK. I've always gotten lots of headaches in general though even before.
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#6693216 - 11/05/12 03:49 PM Re: Follow-up (LASIK) [Re: SW20_MR2]
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i didn't have headaches...
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