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I had RK which was even riskier (that's done by hand with a scalpel). I mailed my prescription to him and he refused to do the surgery, initially. But, after I met with him and he rechecked my eyes, he decided it was a go. That was in 1995. My eyes are still great but I'm having more difficulty seeing things up close. Lasik is not near as risky but results are varied, probably due to the cleaness of the incision, which heals faster. I'd go for it.

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I had RK which was even riskier (that's done by hand with a scalpel). I mailed my prescription to him and he refused to do the surgery, initially. But, after I met with him and he rechecked my eyes, he decided it was a go. That was in 1995. My eyes are still great but I'm having more difficulty seeing things up close. Lasik is not near as risky but results are varied, probably due to the cleaness of the incision, which heals faster. I'd go for it.
If you're near the age I think you are, that's just natural aging stuff, which happens with or without the surgery.

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If you're near the age I think you are, that's just natural aging stuff, which happens with or without the surgery.
Dude, we're the same age, stay away from lasers, do that when you no longer need to check out nice asses and boobies.
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I had RK which was even riskier (that's done by hand with a scalpel). I mailed my prescription to him and he refused to do the surgery, initially. But, after I met with him and he rechecked my eyes, he decided it was a go. That was in 1995. My eyes are still great but I'm having more difficulty seeing things up close. Lasik is not near as risky but results are varied, probably due to the cleaness of the incision, which heals faster. I'd go for it.
How many cuts did you have in each eye? I had 12.
I can still see them if I have a water droplet on my glasses in the dark
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I'm going in on the 28th, unless someone talks me out of it.
Why ?

Glasses work fine for me. I have heard of people having dry eyes, night vision issues etc
post op but just anecdotes.

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there must be hundreds of discussions and talking papers on the web on this subject. Read as much as you can to educate yourself on the subject. I am sure there are first hand accounts of people who had this done and their experience and recommendations.
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I had lasik done in 2000 when it was fairly new. I did it because I used to do a ton of high risk scuba diving and lots of solo diving at night. I have to be in top shape, can't rely on contact lens in rough seas. No regrets at all. I have the occasional halos at night and focus issues when I am dead tired. It is a trade-off for freedom from contact lens and spectacles.

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I had lasik done in 2000 when it was fairly new. I did it because I used to do a ton of high risk scuba diving and lots of solo diving at night. I have to be in top shape, can't rely on contact lens in rough seas. No regrets at all. I have the occasional halos at night and focus issues when I am dead tired. It is a trade-off for freedom from contact lens and spectacles.
Finally, a hit. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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