Redpill me on LASIK

Have been considering doing it so I don't have to wear glasses at the gym anymore.

I had a free consultation with a doctor who told me I'm a good candidate.

Has anyone got it before? Was it worth it? Any side effects?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've worn contacts for years and glasses for years before that. Lasik sounds really appealing to me, but I'm super nervous when it comes to my eyes. Might be too much of a pussy to have it done.

    My mom had it probably more than a decade ago. She has to wear reading glasses now but that's probably common with aging + staring at screens

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wore contacts for 20 years. Bought myself LASIK about 2 years ago. It's great. The procedure is maybe 45 seconds per eye. Healing time is super fast. You can see better immediately. I would recommend it.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My dad got it 13 years ago in Turkey and his eyes are still just fine. I want to get it as well because contacts are bugging me. I always thought glasses were for fags so I never wore them as a kid and I pretended that I saw stuff just fine. I had to do the chink thing with my eyes to see the whiteboard at school. I'll probably get it when I can afford it.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >in turkey
      He's lucky his eyes didn't fall out.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Turkish doctors are pretty experienced due to overflow of tourists and an expensive doctor in Turkey costs less than a cheap doctor in western or northern Europe due to shitty economy. The equipment and procedure are still the same.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          is health care private over there? can anyone go and get any operation?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes and in fact it is very common for foreigners from Europe to do exactly that.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        The only reason the stereotype's there is because Turkish doctors are willing to do far more dangerous operations (such as BBLs and veneers) than in other parts of the world. Because of the dangerous procedures, injuries are far more likely.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I always thought glasses were for fags so I never wore them as a kid and I pretended that I saw stuff just fine
      based. I'm doing the same at 30 lmao

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I had to do the chink thing with my eyes to see the whiteboard at school.
      So I'm not the only one

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got it done like 14 years ago, eyes are not 20/20 but whatever, no regrets

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got PRK 3 years ago. Bit more recovery because they scrub off your epithelium to get to your cornea instead of cutting a flap. Recovery from PRK is like 2 months, LASIK it's like 2 weeks. Had to keep eye drops around for the first 6 months but I'm basically back to normal now. Definitely worth it, and the stuff they put in your eyes to numb you up means you don't feel anything during the 5 minute operation.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd call it mild. I notice it most on 2 lane roads with misadjusted headlights, but everyone complains about those. Worth it to not have to wear glasses at all the rest of the time.
      They also "over-do" it a little bit. Basically they aim for 20/15 because your eyes will degrade naturally over time.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got it earlier this year. Recovery is easy , for a week your eyes will feel a little dry so you’ll want to use the eye drops they give you every 30 min to an hour.

    After that though it just starts to feel like nothing and then one day you just forget.

    It’s been about 6 months for me and honestly I forget I’ve had it most days, I can just see all the time now and it’s amazing. I now have 20/15 vision

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Got PRK 3 years ago. Bit more recovery because they scrub off your epithelium to get to your cornea instead of cutting a flap. Recovery from PRK is like 2 months, LASIK it's like 2 weeks. Had to keep eye drops around for the first 6 months but I'm basically back to normal now. Definitely worth it, and the stuff they put in your eyes to numb you up means you don't feel anything during the 5 minute operation.

      My dad got it 13 years ago in Turkey and his eyes are still just fine. I want to get it as well because contacts are bugging me. I always thought glasses were for fags so I never wore them as a kid and I pretended that I saw stuff just fine. I had to do the chink thing with my eyes to see the whiteboard at school. I'll probably get it when I can afford it.

      I've worn contacts for years and glasses for years before that. Lasik sounds really appealing to me, but I'm super nervous when it comes to my eyes. Might be too much of a pussy to have it done.

      My mom had it probably more than a decade ago. She has to wear reading glasses now but that's probably common with aging + staring at screens

      I wore contacts for 20 years. Bought myself LASIK about 2 years ago. It's great. The procedure is maybe 45 seconds per eye. Healing time is super fast. You can see better immediately. I would recommend it.

      My dad got it 13 years ago in Turkey and his eyes are still just fine. I want to get it as well because contacts are bugging me. I always thought glasses were for fags so I never wore them as a kid and I pretended that I saw stuff just fine. I had to do the chink thing with my eyes to see the whiteboard at school. I'll probably get it when I can afford it.

      No problems with lights at night?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I dnno, maybe, get some anti glare glasses for driving if so

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        First few months lights are a little "starry" best way I can describe it. But that disappeared

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's more advanced these days and I haven't had that sort of problem. Honestly some of the wisest money I've ever spent. I got it like ten years ago and still don't need glasses.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's too expensive

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s worth the money. Best investment. I recommend dr Neil wills with lasik plus.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >shaving pieces of your cornea off because you don't like glasses/contacts
    No thanks. I'll stick with my glasses. To my knowledge the side effects are underreported quite a bit, most people have problems with dry eyes

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      always liked the idea of having perfect vision, just not enough to literally have lasers slice into my cornea

      same here. had a few colleagues over the years with obvious persistent dry eyes from the procedure. very offputting
      more cope from me to justify my decision: starting from age 30 or so, your close-up vision starts to deteriorate. your options in the long run are wear glasses (and take them off to read), or don't (and put them on to read) - can we really say one of these is actually better? after all, you're old either way

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      always liked the idea of having perfect vision, just not enough to literally have lasers slice into my cornea

      same here. had a few colleagues over the years with obvious persistent dry eyes from the procedure. very offputting
      more cope from me to justify my decision: starting from age 30 or so, your close-up vision starts to deteriorate. your options in the long run are wear glasses (and take them off to read), or don't (and put them on to read) - can we really say one of these is actually better? after all, you're old either way

      My contacts already give me dry eyes

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does LASIK make the contour of your irises look better or do they still look like a blurry mess

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's great, got it three years ago, still have 20/15 vision have zeeeeeeero issues. Although when you drink almost no water during the day, your eyes get extremely dry.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Although when you drink almost no water during the day, your eyes get extremely dry.
      DAILY REMINDER BUDDEH

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        das rite

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Dems some tiddies

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    So, does the flap heal completely or will it remain loose?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It heals, but is allegedly not as strong as it originally was. In the military PRK is preferred for certain MOSs because concussive forces were documented to tear open the flat on soldiers who had gone through conventional LASIK.
      The big difference is PRK uses a tool that grinds away the cornea, which then grows back on its own. No flap cut.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    got lasik like 20 years ago. Best decision and bang for my buck I have had in my entire life.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    LASIK vs LASEK?
    In the US military, the former disqualifies you from certain training, like HALO or SCUBA schools. Does that mean that the eye remains more injury-prone after the procedure? Or is it just bureaucrats being retarded?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nope nope nope, BUD/S allows lasik, loads of divers, eod, seals have lasik. have a nice day disinfo moron

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hey, I'm just saying what I've read somewhere
        Now that I've dug a little deeper into it, the source cited was 2011 40-501 Army regulation, but that one has been superseded by a new one released in 2019 and that one apparently allows LASIK for airborne training?
        idk, I really can't into lawyerspeak

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Currently in the Army as a diver, LASIK is still disqualifying for 12D MOS as well as going to CDQC. Don't know Navy regs, maybe they have something different.

        Personally I had PRK and love the results. 20/15 vision with no side effects is an incredible quality of life improvement.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw perfect 20/20 vision
    Kinda feel bad cos I'm blessed and I will never know how it feels to be half blind
    Both my parents have awful eyesight too, I got really lucky

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i got it. Feels great. I dont even think about my eye sight anymore. The doctor said i might need glasses again when im 45 ish. I'm 27 now, and got the surgery when i was 25. Easily worth the money, to not worry about contacts or glasses for 20 years.

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just got it done this past may, one of the best decisions of my life but u def want to find the best place near you to do it. One that has the latest laser tech and all that, procedure is pretty fast and painless but the aftercare making sure not to rub your eyes for 3 months and the dry eyes were a little annoying, far as I can tell back to normal now but yeah totally worth it but dont cheap out, with the femto lasers or whatever and a good doc the eyes heal back so well a friend who went and got checked out afterwards said his regular eye doc couldnt even see the scars

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    save this before (they) get it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If eyestrain was good, no one would need glasses dumbfuck.

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've got lasik done on both of my eyes,i must use tear drops every other hour,daily
    I'm not liking it obviously

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      permanently?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Been using them for 4 months,im meeting a few docs in 3 weeks from now,they will tell me if its a permanent thing or not.If it is,well i dont know

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        For some people this is permanent and is the only thing deterring me from getting the procedure. I would kill myself if I had to use drops multiple times a day for the rest of my life

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got it April 2020 and I love it. No real issues and I followed all their instructions to the T. Probably used eye drops until August but it was really soothing. Weirdest part was you can smell your flesh burning. When I get that bright light afterglow on my vision (like you look at a bright screen and look away) the glow is a series of thin horizontal lines - I think it's the scaring from the laser.
    Best part is if my vision ever fucks up again I paid extra to have free lifetime sessions. So when I'm 55 I can just go again

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    sup

    i was denied for lasik because the doctor said i would need to keep doing it every few years

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but probably for the same reason I've had docs discourage me: my prescription goes up annually. What working on a computer does to a hommie.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Probably because your vision has failed to stabilize. LASIK is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime surgery. There's only so much that can be scraped from the cornea. If your vision keeps changing, then going back to do a new correction, there may not be enough material to reshape things properly.

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got it. One of my better decisions honestly.
    By the way, I'm a total pussy when it comes to anything getting near my eyes. When I was a kid I'd actually cry when the eye doctor put drops in and shined light on my pupils. If you're affair just remember a coward like me was able to go through with it and I have no regrets.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you're a really anxious person they'll give you a xanax and have you wait like 30 mins.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        They just gave me a Valium. Shortly after the surgery while walking me to a place to lay down the assistant asked me something along the lines of "Yeah so uh, that Valium did nothing for you did it?" lol

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    SMILE is better.

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The smell of burnt hair during the procedure.

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I knew a guy who went blind from it and decided I never would, my moms had it but fuck that.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't let a Nigerian doctor do your surgery and you'll be fine. Complications are lower than 1% now.

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your mileage will always vary, but for me, close to a fucking scam to be honest. I was a "perfect" candidate too, always thought it was some easy shit that you could get done, no complications. Then I looked into it, saw a bunch of stuff about dry eyes, artifacting, especially at night, etc.

    They'll reassure you you'll be fine, very low odds, whatever. I did my research, even read actual research papers to try and find the best techniques, technologies, convinced myself the odds were in my favor. And maybe they were. But once it's done, it's done. I still have dry eye 2 years later, likely life-long at this point. Have to constantly be putting in drops. Bad halos and glare around light sources, especially in high contrast situations, like nighttime, etc., also life-long. You get used to it, but going from nothing to having starbursts, glare, and halos around every bright light is fucking annoying.

    And the final kicker is that 2 years in, I've developed a slight prescription again. I can still roughly see 20/20, one eye is compensating, but things are slightly blurry now through one eye, Optometrist said I could likely benefit from glasses now, at least at the computer, but not required for the time being, but I have no doubt that given a year or 2 more, I'll need glasses again. 2 other people I know who had lasik needed glasses again within a few years. Lasik place will offer a "touchup", like you're painting a wall or something, but I'll be damned if I fuck with my eyes again.

    So yeah, I tell everyone I know considering it to avoid at all costs, or at least think really hard about it. Your eyes might be misshapen, but structurally, your cornea is sound. Take a laser to it, and it's changed forever. They only focus on 20/20, nothing about the actual quality of vision, and no guarantees that you'll even be able to have 20/20 after a few years.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your prescription needs to be stable for at least 2 years to be a perfect candidate, and if your prescription is still changing, then you have another issue.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was stable for probably closer to 7 years or so. Last pair of glasses I had, I hadn't changed in maybe 4-5 years. I think it's based on how the eyes heal, or how the procedure actually went. They have a target the computer is shooting for, doesn't mean it hits it.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Glasses suck, they make any athletic activity annoying. I regret not getting lasik sooner

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    that flap never heals. it merely sits precariously in place via liquid tension for the rest of your life.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Creepy

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    do not do it of you have the slightest symptoms of dry eyes already like ghost dust perception or can't stand watching tv with ac hitting your eyes. I suffer so much with dry eyes for 4 years and it has very slowly gotten better. It is incapacitating. if you don't have dry eyes then it will very very likely go well. God bless.

  28. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This site is 100% full of normies now. Holy shit. I had NO IDEA it was this bad.

  29. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    People are nearsighted from the lack of lead in diet. Also opticians regularly mismeasure by ~1D or more giving you too weak prescription, or telling you that you are fine when you are nearsighted, or that you are farsighted when you are fine. This is typically perceived as "too little light" when there is enough, as you obviously can't focus when your pupils open. The pupil movement is also disturbed by the deficiency, keeping your pupils tiny when they should already dilate.

  30. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do NOT get lasik. The other types of surgery are far safer, even if recovery time is longer. Lasik is a quick fix with a lot of issues surrounding it. There's still a high chance you will be fine but if you're fucked, you're fucked forever so opt for the safer surgery.

  31. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw too blind for eye surgery

    Robo-eyes fucking WHEN?

  32. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hear there's a FUCK TON of glare afterwards especially if you have astigmatism

  33. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've had Visian ICL done and I suggest that instead of LASIK. It does not involve burning out anything and has less chance of complication. It also does not involve making flaps.
    I also suggest looking into custom PRK as well.

  34. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    do you see how the area that gets modified is smaller than the possible dilation of the pupil?
    now think hard on what that means

  35. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm too attached to my vision to even take the one in ten thousand chance (or however high it was) of going blind after that procedure

  36. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did it. No side effects. Loving it.

  37. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What about surgery to correct strabismus? Can I take a LASIK and a strabismus correction surgery at the same time?

  38. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone got that picture of all the eye colour's, and then only the brown eyes on the right, and the jist of it is basically
    >diversity
    vs
    >"diversity"

  39. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had it done about 2 years ago, never wore contacts, only glasses before. Very glad I did it, for the first few months the night was pretty dark but it did get better though I'm not sure it has.recovered 100% but fairly close to it now. Would deffos reccomend though

  40. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    got it at 18, 5k for procedure with a highly recommended doc in atlanta. if you feel nervous before the procedure take the meds they offer. the procedure is very quick, prob less than 6 minutes if don’t need a breather. you smell lots of burnt hair. for 2 days i experienced great pain and could hardly open my eyes felt like dragging my eyeballs across the sahara. may have used the special drops for a week. after that i was fine, i’m almost 24 now and i’ve noticed if my eyes get dry sometimes it’s painful and happens quickly. eyesight wise i may have gotten a little bad but haven’t been to doctor in 5 years. feels good i used to blind as a mole rat

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