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Old 11-13-2014, 12:51 PM
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Default Lasik surgery next week! DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally pulling the trigger and having it done. Not going to do the monovision so will need readers, but cannot WAIT to be free of glasses!

I have a pretty good astigmatism (sp?) so I have had either glasses or sunglasses on my face constantly for the last 25 yrs.

Any tips or suggestions for recovery?

******surgery done yesterday. That was some freaky $@&"$!!! Today i am seeing well, just some haziness left over. this is Awesome!!!

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Old 11-13-2014, 01:42 PM
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Follow the surgeons advice, don't let the eyes dry out. Drug yourself up to sleep as long as you can after surgery.
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
Follow the surgeons advice, don't let the eyes dry out. Drug yourself up to sleep as long as you can after surgery.
This advice is spot on, lots and lots of eye drops.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:51 PM
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I was advised to use eye drops before my surgery as well as after. You must use them as directed. You'll want to. Dear of your eye drying out drying out will freak you out after the procedure.

Whatever you do - don't watch YouTube videos of the procedure before you go.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:03 PM
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OK, lots of drops, keep the eyes wet. Got it.

No you tube videos, check. I made that mistake before I had toe surgery...freaked me out!

Thanks fellas.
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Easy - take the valium they give you. I went in for a touch up and didn't - should have. I got mono - works great. My far vision is awesome, up close at 18 inches very close to perfect. I wanted it for golf.

Found out that eyesight wasn't my problem with golf...!

Try to get an extra little tube of the proparacaine - when I opened mine I squirted half out. Could have used that half at midnight!

Easy, love having real sunglasses. Only downfall of monovision is when I have a dirty windshield my eyes fight!
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I had the surgery on both eyes more than 10 years ago. I had worn contacts for 30+ years, and when I needed readers over the contacts, I went for LASIK. Just had my annual eye check-up; vision is the same as the day after the surgery, and I rarely use readers except for phone books. I followed the doctor's directions exactly, and I still always carry eye drops. It was a fabulous, life-changing event.
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Im 42 been wearing coke bottles all my life till my teens & then went with contacts.
Huge stigmatism in both eyes, had the lasik done maybe 7 years ago & my vision is awesome & couldn't be happier.
Best thing I ever did for myself!
Had it done & went home & was reading the forums on my desktop from 4 feet away crystal clear.
I did have to get a touch-up done on one eye shortly after the procedure to further correct my vision so you want to put some thought into the "touch-up insurance" they usually ask you about if they are not including that in the total price. Think I had to pay an additional $200-$250 to go back-in & do a touch-uo which I wasn't happy about the added expense but I gambled & thats how it went...
Sucked surfing as a kid & not being able to see very well, going on overnight or multi day fishing trips & having to put in & take your contacts out on a moving boat & knowing your going to be totally screwed if you lose one....NOT FUN!
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Yep, I am super excited to get it done. "It was a fabulous, life-changing event. " This is what I think it will be. Can't wait to hit the slopes this year!

I also look forward to getting up at night and not having to fumble around for my glasses. A few years ago these three punks broke into my truck. I ran them off, chased them around the block in my boxers and no glasses. I couldn't see anything! Not good. Probably wasn't a good visual for them, either.
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don't freak out when you smell something burning.
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If I remember correctly was some discomfort afterwards "sand in eyes feeling?" so if you can schedule it toward the end of the day & just go to bed afterwards.
In the morning you will be 100% solid.
They want you to wear some crazy looking goggles to bed at night that had to be taped to your face for a week to avoid eye rubbing while you're sleeping, I just wore some sunglasses instead if I remember correctly as the goggles were a bit over the top..

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don't freak out when you smell something burning.
Yes, they told me about that. Can't be worse than the ol' Vasectomy.
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Who's doing it? Just realized you are a neighbor!
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Best thing I ever did. Eye drops are a life saver
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Who's doing it? Just realized you are a neighbor!
Eye Center of northern Colorado - offices in Loveland and Fort Collins.
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dont rub eyes after. Its an ooogie process when the can opener opens your eye. But amazingly quick

best thing i have ever done for myself too. amazing results. look at trees the next day. The details in the leaves is what impressd me the most.
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Go have it done here, so we can watch.

http://www.opentopia.com/webcam/4942
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Did it over 15 years ago. Greatest thing I have done. Now I am at the age of needing readers, but been holding off as long as I can. Before I could not see my alarm clock w 3" numbers an arm length away. Next morning, I could see road signs from the hotel room. I highly recommend, just pick a skilled surgeon that does not transport equipment to different locations.
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Im still trying to get the balls up to do this. I hate glasses and the contacts are getting old.
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