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  1. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Anyone have this done? If things pan out the way I'm thinking, in terms of a career, I may have to get it done. Don't think I can, as I'm squeamish about having my eyes fucked with. Contacts, yeah sure. But having individual parts moved around and peeled back, etc?

    Was wondering if they can knock you out for it. Reasonably sure a Valium isn't going to loosen me up enough to go through with it.
     
  2. Mags

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    I did it in 1999 when Opie had it done. It went off perfectly. Yes I was scared and almost backed out.

    Was it worth it? Let's see, I went fro 20-800 to 20-15 in 10 minutes. 25 years of contacts and coke bottle glasses....DONE.

    They warned me that in 10 years I'd need a "tune up". Almost to the day I noticed a slight myopia - after 10 years of above average vision it dropped to 20-20 ;-)

    Now it's been almost 13 years and I'm still at 20-30 so I'm thinking when it gets annoying I'll look into that tune up.

    They need you awake so just man up. Each eye takes 5 minutes. The only truly scary part is when your cornea is peeled back...you are blind for 2 minutes while the laser cuts your lens. You feel NOTHING. Schedule the surgery as close to bedtime as possible because after the procedure you'll want to sleep since you can't use your eyes anyway. No reading, driving or television, etc

    It looks fuzzy that first night but you will have perfect focus immediately. When I woke up in the morning, I reached for my glasses. They were gone...I'd given them to the doctor for charity. I actually cried. I could see all the way down my block with my own eyes for the first time since I was a tot.


    Best thing I ever did for myself...Life changing.
     
  3. WhiteHonkyDevil

    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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    I don't think they can knock you out for it, I'm pretty sure you need to be able to stare straight at the beam for 15 seconds or so. I've been wanting to get it for years, but I can't afford it and my vision isn't THAT bad to begin with.

    I used to edit videos of various surgeries, and I can say that I don't know how anyone ever even decided that RK surgery was a good idea. Thank god someone came up with LASIK.
     
  4. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    FUCK! Yeah, no problem there. Just sack up and have your CORNEA PEELED BACK!

    I'm such a little girl when it comes to my eyes getting fucked with. Goddamit.
     
  5. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Can't do it. I rub my eyes a lot and pretty hard too. I'd be one of those "I saw the jelly come out of his eyes"stories when I rip the cornea off.
     
  6. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I've put it off for 10 years and now I'm 38 and I've heard it's pretty much worthless to do after 40. Is that true?
     
  7. JimsInfectedEye

    JimsInfectedEye That's very hurtful, sir.

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    My manager wasn't a candidate for LASIK for some reason and had PRK instead. He wishes he had done it years before.
     
  9. Mags

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    Absolutely false. My mom did it at 68.
     
  10. Mags

    Mags Edgelord
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    Here's a tip: Don't cheap out. It's your eyes. Get a (usually) free consult at a reputable place with experienced eye surgeons. If it's $1000 more for a better doctor, go for it.

    Follow all their instructions to the letter and don't mess around and you will be happy.

    20-15 > 20-800.

    Many insurances now pay for at least part of it now. They also offer financing. It is simply the best money you've ever spent.
     
  11. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Registered User

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    I'm 35, i had it done for my birthday last year. I now have 20/15 vision in my right eye and 20/20 in my left. I couldn't be happier. My eyes were't that bad to begin with, I was starting to have some trouble reading street signs at night. I found out that my pupils dilate too much in the dark causing me to get a lot of glare when night driving. They corrected that and a very minor astigmatism in each eye.

    The worst part of the experience was in the surgery waiting room i was sitting with a mom and her teen daughter both having the surgery done. The teen went in first, she came out all happy "it was soo easy, its nothing to worry about." When i came out i almost fainted and thought i was going to puke for 10 minutes while i sat there sipping water with the mom and daughter chuckling at me. :(
     
  12. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    Had the bionic eyes installed about 8 years ago... and I am still better, stronger, faster.

    The procedure wasn't bad at all. I went in blind as a bat, and jumped off the table with eagle eyes. It felt like I had sand in my eyes for about two weeks after. I had dry eyes and sorta blurry vision with light halos at night for about two months after, but after that everything settled in and I've had nothing but perfect, clear vision ever since.

    I was a perfect candidate for the LASIK... an even prescription in both eyes, and no astigmatism. I went to a very reputable place equipped with a new model, high end LASIK system and I recall that the procedure WAS NOT cheap... but I loaded up my flex account and paid with that so at least I was spending pre-tax dollars.

    The only part that really sucks about it is how fast you take it for granted that you have perfect vision and no longer have to wear glasses. I wore those awful, dorky, annoying glasses on my face for over a decade and a coupla months after the LASIK I was like "Meh... perfect vision, modern miracle of ophthalmological medicine... whatever."
     
  13. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    But they peel away your CORNEA! How the pissy fuck cunt does that not hurt?
     
  14. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Numbing eye drops.
     
  15. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Better bring a shit ton of them then. And I want double the Valium they toss you.
     
  16. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    Let me refer you to my eye doctor. He's running a special on LASIK and other surgeries!

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  17. Absolutely

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    I have amazingly bad vision. My contacts are -5.25 and -5.50
    I'd like to get it done, and my dad has said "Let's both go in, get it done... I'll pay" and I'm still like "Nah..."

    It's just the fact that it's your eyes, any other non-life-threatening surgery I'd be fine with. But it's that .001% chance that you're the person that gets it messed up.
    For that slight chance, I'll take literally 15 seconds a day to take out and put in the contacts.
     
  18. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Yeah my eyes are close to yours. R:-5.00 L:-4.50. Fuck it, I'm going to go do it I think. If I'm going the career route I'm thinking, I can't be running around with specs on.
     
  19. Hog's Big Ben

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    Bukkake recipient?
     
  20. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    You obviously have never seen Specs Appeal. Im thinking more of a gang bang fluffer. All the back and forth motion would just lead to his glasses falling off.
     
  21. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Thanks for spying on my Resume, Cunt.
     
  22. AmberLee

    AmberLee High Five Champion

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    That's exactly how I feel.
     
  23. Creasy Bear

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    I hated the contacts... fucking hated them. Even the daily-wear disposables. I like to swim, and I do the triathlons, and back then I used to do the sailboat racing. All of that just sucked for the contacts and I was constantly losing them and walking around half blind or all blind because I was a dope and I never had back-up contacts or emergency glasses with me. It just wasn't good for me.

    I can't see nuttin' widout my glasses, goddamit!

    One 15 minute procedure and I was done with that shit forever.

    It was amazing... I walked into the LASIK room, took off my glasses and put them down on the table, and 15 minutes later I got up and reached for my glasses like the Blind Melon Chitlin I had been had done a million times... and then I stopped my hand when I realized I could actually see my glasses. I left my glasses right where that were and walked out without them.

    Done and done with that shit. Winner winner chicken dinner.
     
  24. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    That's mine exactly.
     

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