View Full Version : I'm getting LASIK tomorrow....
25th September 2003, 04:16 AM
Organicly grown eyeballs are imperfect.
So they will cut my lens and fold it back...
Then shave the gooey cornea down with the laser.
I met my doctor last week. He seems like a professional...
Results are almost guaranteed!
25th September 2003, 04:23 AM
good luck holly
im planning on doing the same thing soon
25th September 2003, 04:29 AM
Thought about it for a bit, then read this: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/LASIK/risks.htm and figure glasses will do me, much as they piss me off!
25th September 2003, 04:31 AM
i'm interested in this as well. i'm pretty shortsighted. i think I'll wait a bit...
25th September 2003, 05:20 AM
Ha ha Amukidi. There are always unmarried marriage counselors! The only people warning me from doing this are the ones who have not had it done. Everyone who has had it says "Yes, 100%". Contacts freak me out so I've never been able to wear them, and I can't count how many times I've knocked my own glasses off while on a ladder or hanging a projector....
I'm pretty nervous, but I'm going to one of those places that have done like 6000 surgeries with their new Super-Eye-Tracking-Laser VISX S4 (whatever that means), so they guarantee results based on their own statistics. Plus the surgery is very fast, like 15 minutes in the chair with about 2 minutes of actual surgery (I think you have to hang out for an hour, and they give you some stylish poindexter sunglasses to wear home). They are claiming a 91% chance of having "perfect" vision, and 98% chance of "significantly improved" vision.... I'll let you know.
Besides, it's like the 21st century already. The body is maliable. We are the Borg....
25th September 2003, 05:51 AM
I hope I'll do it soon...
25th September 2003, 06:29 AM
oh man, my sister's getting surgery. good luck. i hear its a good thing, but i'll keep my glasses for dramatic reasons including whipping them off in disbelief, sarcasm, and looking over them at somebody who said something goofy. i wonder if your doctor is covered by my health insurance...
25th September 2003, 06:30 AM
Good luck Holly - totally agree about contacts, could never even consider them and I really HATE wearing glasses! Trouble is - i'm a year off 50 and my eyes are gradually requiring slightly stronger prescriptions each year, so (thankfully - cluck cluck) its not for me! Forgive me if I was being flippant :-)
25th September 2003, 07:41 AM
I'd love that. I look better without glasses, and I can't stand the idea of contacts.
Maybe someday, we'll see....
25th September 2003, 07:53 AM
We visual people are all half blind... :cool:
I would need to do it too...
Good luck Holly!!!
25th September 2003, 02:21 PM
Reminds me of my best friend in ATL who had LASIK -- only problem he had was waking up with nightmares about the little flaps of skin over the cornea getting caught in a big wind and blowing around -- but he's fine now. Heh heh.
Go for it. I'd do it myself if I didn't live in a country with Third World med care.
Lotsa luck, Holly! Tell us how it went.
25th September 2003, 02:50 PM
its only third world if you want it for free,
if you pay for it its as good as Amerika (where i beleive you have to pay as well )
25th September 2003, 11:25 PM
My mum was really shortsighted, so bad that her glasses were so heavy they used to bruise her nose, and her glasses frames had to be hardcore plastic beasts to hold the lenses. She wore her contacts for 35 years and got a corneal ulcer in one eye so she used to have to do everything with only one lens in, and it was so difficult for her. Eventually we won some money on the lottery and she was able to have a combination of lasik and some other surgery (I can't remember). The operation was a complete success and it really changed her life so really I have to say go for it Holly, because I will be following when I have enough ????........
25th September 2003, 11:33 PM
Best wishes Holly
26th September 2003, 02:12 AM
How did it go?
Im a lucky bastard that my eyesight is so good, but it does mean that when it starts to deteriorate its really gonna be noticable and hard for me to come to terms with. I do take it forgranted so much, I must appreciate it more!
My nose on the otherhand, is rubbish!
27th September 2003, 04:52 AM
Well, I survived LASIK. I was forbidden from telly or computer for a day (but of course I was here posting briefly last night and watching Will and Grace:rolleyes: If I go blind because of that then I deserve it.)
Procedure was ok.... Very uncomfortable. If you get it done I suggest taking ibuprofen before they do it. They also gave me half a valium. HALF! Can you believe the stingy bastards. I'm like HEY! I have resistance! ...And who got the other half?!
Anyway. After a day of my eyes feeling scratchy and having goofy looking plastic guards taped over my face so I can't rub them, I'm feeling ok. A little slow to focus and light sensitive, and honestly my vision seemed almost perfect yesterday on the way home (despite the irritation and the eyeguards and the stylish UV eyewear). Today it doesn't seem quite as good but they said to expect some swelling so I think (hope) that's why I'm slow to focus and a little farsighted. Well, seeing across the street for the first time is a novelty. I'm not ecstatic but it definitely is improved.... Have a check-up today, and some eyedrops (antibiotics and a steroid to prevent swelling) 4 times a day....
27th September 2003, 06:50 AM
holly - good to hear! Good luck.....
Lara - maybe it's just the picture, but yer mum's cute! =]
27th September 2003, 07:10 AM
Right on Holly....take care of yourself now and all that till you get better :jump:
28th September 2003, 12:04 AM
how BAD did you actually see before...
maybe we should start a new thread how blind are you?
here's my value -7,5 left and around - 6,5 right...
28th September 2003, 12:29 AM
Murph> yeah, she's cool ;)
28th September 2003, 03:24 AM
Without my contacts I'm as good as blind. I can't see what's on my monitor if it's furthen from my eyes than 6cm. And believe me, it's HARD to find your mouse-pointer that way.
I've got this "special condition" that's called keratoconus ( www.kcenter.org ). The thing is, my cornea isn't shaped the way it's supposed to be. And it's slowly growing. If it doesn't stop and contacts can't help me anymore, they're just gonna have to replace my cornea..
Sounds like much more fun than this LASIK-thing!! Anyhow, you guys say you wouldn't want glasses? I can't wear glasses, because I need the contacts to look through a nice round surface.
I'd give anything (not my arms though, my keyboard is kinda hard to handle with feet) to wear glasses, but it just doesn't help.
OK.. now for the dickswinging...
Who has to be closer to his monitor than 6 cm to actually see what's going on, without glasses / contacts?
28th September 2003, 10:31 AM
Cheers Holly!..and hope swelling goes down soon..
..Pity tho, Iwas hoping to meet you with glasses and More hoping id catch that "Deranged done it to me effect" that i have on wemmen.. you know where their glasses get all steamed up! :D
ah weellll!!... :jump2::
30th September 2003, 04:30 AM
I saw Brooklyn from the 59th St Bridge. Clouds moving in distinct layers. The tops of buildings.... Layers and depth and its all in focus.... My god the city is really beautiful ? and really decrepit, too! Those bricks look really old and dangerous. HA!) When I walk down the street I'm looking further than 5ft ahead.... The world doesn't end a few feet away ? it just keeps going and going. I'll start to recognize faces on the street. I'm gonna lose my reputation as a bitch because I'll actually SEE you and say hi....
Still have problems focusing up close, and white thread gunk collects in my eyelashes (gross), but it's so amazing to see things for the first time! Shit, this wouldn't half as cool if I lived in the suburbs where there's nothing to see....
Thanks everyone for kind words. I didn't really think I had such bad eyesight before (Doctor said about 20/100, another said 2.5 and 2.0???) and I never had this sob story about reaching for glasses first thing in the morning, but man, what a difference. I know the glory will wear off soon, but it is just beautiful.
Deranged, I'll swoon fer sure when I can actually see you!
30th September 2003, 10:44 PM
no no.. I think I will do the swooning! (and get klunked over the head by the wife!)
Never spoke to a techie womman before ..really gets me going :D
we shall meeet someday!
14th October 2003, 11:00 AM
...fairly painless...did both eyes at once...dr was very cool...warned him of his imminent death if anything happened to my vision...the wost part was the "cleaning" before the surgery...gently scrape off "floaters" (loose and random particles on your eyeball) with rounded metal thing before zapping you...only increased my genetic night blindness a wee bit...
it was so worth it...
soon, lasik will be available on the DNA level...zap my helix on the left please...
:: miixxy ::
14th October 2003, 01:27 PM
that sounds great Holly. glad to hear this helped you. i've considered it as well. i wear glasses/contacts. what a pain.
this thread reminded me of a video i have seen with this guy talking about light and the brain. it leads in a spiritual direction. he was an optometrist and started wondering why most parts of the body can heal themselves but vision doesnt improve, typically, it gets worse. this inquiry led him to research the different areas of the brain that are involved in sight and eventually led him to the pineal gland.
the reason i bring it up is something very interesting he said about corrective lenses. basically, when you get prescribed and fitted for glasses, you are correcting your vision to a certain distance by looking thru a hole. the lens of your glasses that the frame holds out in front of your eye. you are creating a way to see the world thru a hole instead of as a whole. i have noticed that wearing glasses effects my psychology and interaction with the world in a different way than wearing contacts. unfortunately i cant wear contacts all of the time since they tend to irritate my eyes. i always wear contacts when i vj tho.
14th October 2003, 01:45 PM
Do you think it could make me a better VJ?:)
14th October 2003, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by BerzalonFlange
i have noticed that wearing glasses effects my psychology and interaction with the world in a different way than wearing contacts.yeah definitely, i think this is why i can't stand wearing glasses, i feel my vision is trapped in them. but now i'm also starting to feel different kinds of problems with my contact lenses (other than eye irritation, that is).
there are loads of techniques on correcting eyesight naturally with NLP. i started experimenting with them but i need to put more focus on it if i want to see any results. even if you have perfect eyes, NLP is useful to alter the way you see reality.
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