RandyMN wrote in post #16864595
Had mine done 12 years ago when the drivers license staff still were not sure about what to do about corrective lenses required for driving.
I had very poor vision without glasses or contacts, so I was one who grabbed my glasses first thing upon getting out of bed and took them off last thing. I had issues with wearing contacts riding my bike, motorcycle and anything that may get a dust peck in my eye.
Today I still have glasses for reading, computer work and at times for driving, but overall I have no other issues and I am so happy to have had this done since it gave me a bit more freedom with some of my hobbies and activities.
If your vision is only moderately bad then I'd maybe pass on the surgery, but if you depend upon corrective lenses for everything you do, I'd definitely recommend it. I had more issues with dry eyes before the surgery due to contact lenses, and my night vision is fine.
My vision isn't horrible, but it's enough that I have to wear glasses for everything, can't legally drive without them (even though I think I could). I could probably function fine without them, but not being able to tell who someone is when they're 20 feet from me is bad enough for me to want the surgery. My prescription is only negative 1.25 or something if I remember right, but I also have a pretty bad astigmatism in both eyes which causes the night halos and flares that everyone talks about being side effects from lasik anyway... so basically theoretically the worst case scenario would leave me with the same issues I have no only sharper day vision, the problem is that apparently if you have issues there's no way to correct it after lasik, even with glasses if I've read right... which makes me a little nervous since I do for sure see better at night with my glasses now (though still not great).
I share the same hobbies as you it seems, and that's exactly my problem. I've had numerous eye infections from small particles getting into my eyes, I've tried at least 5 different brands and none really work for me. One of my sisters is urging me to try GP or ortho-K lenses, but I feel like those would be worse since my eyes get bothered by blinking even with regular soft lenses... my other sister had lasik done 10 years ago and loves the results, so has my mother even longer ago than that.
Dsully wrote in post #16864598
I did it 10 years ago and my vision is still perfect. If my vision started to go again, I would get the surgery done all over again. There's nothing like being able to see when you wake up. No glasses, contacts or squinting. Just incredible
That's the other thing, the plan my doctor is giving me basically insures my eyes for life. If my vision gets worse and is at all correctable they will do it again for me for free, he did say though that eventually I will become far-sighted and that there's nothing they can do for that, it'd happen with or without the lasik surgery, but being that I'm 25 I won't have to worry about that for several decades.