I had LASIK 2 years ago
I went from +2.50 on my left, -1.75 on my right, and i had astigmatism on both.
Now i have fucking perfect vision
>using glasses/contacts in 2016
Are you fucking inbred and retarded?? Why do you use contacts/glasses in 2016??? its fucking stone age technology. Fucking grow up
>hurrdurr its expensive
Get a new jobb
>hurrdurr ur cornea will fall off meme
No its a fucking meme lie
my mother did it something like 10 years ago and now she's going back to glasses as it's often not a permanent solution
anyway if I had those probs I'll consider it for sure, you did good anon
Ive used both glasses and contact lenses, my biggest complaint about contacts is that using my phone close to my face doesn't feel right, like when using it as a ghetto tv. Whereas with glasses I'd just take them off. I'd have to really think about altering myself permanently, considering that it's not something you can just take off.
Then again, there's a reason I use my phone like a tv, I won't have the money for corrective eye surgery for a long time, so I can't still think about it. Congratulations op.
Probably just inefficiencies in the early technology, so earlier on they only had a 10 year warranty etc. Surely it'll last ~50 years later on.
>Why do you use contacts/glasses in 2016???
They cut open a flap in order to get access to your cornea.
That flap never heals.
I had a coworker who had LASIK. One day, he was riding his motorcycle and opened the visor to clear some condensation. FLOOP the flap opens up and his vision goes blurry. He closes the visor, blinks, and PLOP it's back to normal.
>Sometimes you'll have to go in for a readjustment every 10 years or so
Assuming the average person here is 20-25 and lives in the first world, that's only 5 times in your life based on life expectancy for those born in 1990.
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>have severe astigmatism in one eye
>20/20 in the other
>would be legally blind if both eyes were like the bad one, that's how bad we're talking
>have managed fine all my life, it's not a big problem really, never needed glasses to see or anything like that
>started getting headaches years ago
>optician suggested that it was because of the strain on my strong eye and prescribed me glasses
>actually worked at the time
>headaches have gotten progressively worse over the years to the point that i can't deal with it any more
>went to see eye doctor who confirmed it's because of my eyes
>said don't get laser eye surgery because my weak eye can be improved in future if i lose sight in my strong eye but laser eye surgery can fuck all that up
>i'm starting to get pretty sick of living with something that can be fixed with about a week's wage
>probably gonna enquire about laser eye surgery soon
What should I do, /g/?
Yeah but it takes long time to heal. I took PRK umm.... holy shit 8 years ago on summer sale ("two eyes for prize of one!!!!1" no kidding) since it was way cheaper than LASIK back then. No ill effects whatsoever to this day. My vision has gone from -3.5/-4.0 to perfect to -0.5/-0.5 it is today, still not needing glasses. Best purchase I've ever done.
Uh. Get contacts.
Accuvue Oasys are amazing. I could wear them for weeks at a time, never taking them out, with zero discomfort. I'm on Ciba lenses right now, but the Accuvues were waaaay better.
My prescription has changed every two years over the last 8 years. You're not going to tell me that LASIK is going to stop this degradation and that I won't have to have it redone in short time.
Vision Council of America estimates that 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction.
>his genetics are so bad he needs surgery to see
>Hey neede corrective surgery at all
Feels good being 20/20 master race.
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL you have no idea what an optometrist is.
Tell you what, since it's quite a well-paying career, and is obviously easy since it's for stupid people, how about you go become an optometrist?
You can't. You're nowhere near smart enough to make it through optometry school.
The only thing you can do is shitpost on a Chinese manga fanfic board.
A lot of eye conditions are not hereditary. I have astigmatism in one eye and literally everyone in my family has perfect eyes. You're not going to eradicate eye problems by eradicating people with eye problems.
>assmad optometrists detected
Hahahaha pathetic. Enjoy your sub-tier education
Third year medschoolfag here
>go to da doc after several years since my eyesight got a lot worse, old glasses were -1.25
>-3 or something plus some astigmatism, I was blinder than before I got my first glasses and didn't even notice it
>he recommends contacts and offers a free test drive
>it's a fucking pain to put on and I'm tearing up like crazy
>when it's finally done my vision is fucking perfect and I literally cry of joy, good thing I was already tearing up because of the contacts so no one notices
>everything looks so big and immersive, it doesn't look like I'm watching the world through a widescreen monitor anymore
>cry again when I see the starry sky
>the contacts were good for only one day only so I had to remove them
>it was a fucking pain the ass to remove so I decide to buy glasses instead
>even tho the glasses were supposedly more accurate for my eyes they still were a far cry from what I experienced with the contacts
the doc said LASIK was not good for me because my eyesight is not stable yet, only when I'm 30+.
My BFF got this done.
He said recovery was a month of misery (vision took a few weeks to actually improve, nd he has to wear some annoying as fuck contacts during that time), but that it was totaly worth it.
I am really tempted, but a complete pussy. Plus I moved out of the states and dont speak thelnguage here well enough to get a surgery.
Maybe in the future.
Have you looked into PRK?
Last year went to see if lasik would work for me but the first doc said astigmatism wasn't compatible with lasik.
So I ended up getting a second opinion from a doc that did PRK and he said it would work for me.
So I had the procedure done last April and my vision is close to 20/20. so far the side effects are dry eyes and some ghosting buts only noticeable at night.
I did Lasik in oktober. My vision isn't perfect, according to the tests, but I can see everything so I'm very happy with it. I'm especially happy I can see people now, jog without my glasses on my nose and lay down with a book without ruining my glasses.
- My eyes are still a bit dry. So I still use eye drops every 3 hours. But they say that could blow over in a couple months. I don't notice the dry eyes unless I don't use eye drops.
- My doctor has assured me multiple times that I can do martial arts again. And he says after a year you can't distinguish lasered eyes with unlasered eyes. But the American government reports about lasik in the military have their doubts and claim your eyes are extremely vulnerable after surgery. So I'm not sure if I should start doing it again or not. I want to, but don't want to take the risk.
>website of people trying to sell you the same shit you are trying to prove
Get contacts if you like them. I use contacts daily. After a while you figure out how to put them in / take them out in ~2 minutes.
Protip: Don't dry your hands inbetween, or dust particles from the towel will get on your hands and from there on the contacts and in your eyes, at which point you'll have to reapply the contacts.
>I don't notice the dry eyes unless I don't use eye drops.
I forgot to add. If I do notice the dry eyes after not using eye drops, I can barely open my eyes anymore as my eyes will feel like you have 10 hairs in them. It's an intense pain.
So if you have dry eyes before surgery, absolutely do not do lasik. They say abut 2% have permanent dry eyes and I can imagine their life is over.
I am still recovering and I have no real issues with doing eye drops every now and then, so I'm okay though.
I had lasik last year, went from - 4 and - 3.75 to 0.0
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So, why all ophthalmologists/oculists were glasses?
My step dad got lasik eye surgery, it fixed his distance vision but anything up close is blurry, so his option became "put on glasses every time I need to read something" or "go get a perm new pair of glasses for the newly fucked up vision"
Expensive surgery so he could buy expensive new glasses. Waste of money, huge risk, why both? Glasses are NOT that much of a burden. Holy shit you gotta put them on in the morning?! It takes a whole quarter of a second! And sometimes, you have to wipe them off?! HOLY SHIT, BETTER CUT INTO MY EYES AND LET SOMEONE SHOOT A LASER IN THERE, but it's ok and it's safe, the guy asking me for money said so.
Doesn't LASIK wear off after a while or some shit?
>press on your nose
Were they made of some super dense metal that made them heavier than the like 1/8th of a pound they should weigh? You bought some fucked u p frames
>impede your sport performance
I'll give you that but contacts and shit you know? Not having proper vision is a disability and sometimes when you have a disability you have to adjust to things. That means trying contacts or some shit.
I'm diabetic. A TON of shit goes into managing that. Glasses are nothing in comparison. But I'm not going to go out and get some invasive unnecessary surgery that could either maybe fix the diabetes or make it MUCH worse. Not worth it. Expensive, invasive, unneeded. I'd never put my eyes up for grabs while gambling. The tech is getting better though, I'll deal with glasses until perhaps things improve.
I have a slight astigmatism on my right eye and I've been thinking of getting LASIK done to fix it but I actually enjoy wearing glasses and dark shades.
I can't go outside anymore without dark shades seriously.
I'd agree if we didn't have entire continents of bad genes breeding.
As long as leftists still exists that don't want to wipe out everyone besides North/West/South Europe it's a pointless endeavour only damaging to the upcoming war effort.
I'm gay actually so I guess that works out.
Though from your way of thinking we can "breed" out "imperfections" leads me to think you don't actually know too much about genes or biology for that matter.
Did you know there is a reason eugenics was a bad idea ASIDE from the fact that it's immoral? I'm guessing you didnt huh?
>But the American government reports about lasik in the military have their doubts and claim your eyes are extremely vulnerable after surgery. So I'm not sure if I should start doing it again or not. I want to, but don't want to take the risk.
I thought the U.S. Gov disliked Lasek, not Lasik.
One is approved for pilots, and one is an instant grounding, but I can't remember which.
Lasek is approved for the military, because it doesn't create a flap. But it has a longer and more painful recovery period.
Lasik is also gives better results for eyes with thick cornea, as you have a larger chance to get bad eyes again with lasek. But lasek is more suitable for thin cornea, because you don't have to cut into the eyes.
Holy shit anon, are you b8ing or just stupid? You know why your vision gets blurry sometimes? Because your eyes are drying out if you don't take out your lenses for at least 6 hours a day.
I understand what you're saying anon, optometrists are medical doctors that can give eye advice and prescriptions.
But even then it's like comparing a general practitioner to a surgeon.
You want an ophthalmologist operation on your eyes (like Bashar Al Assad or Rand Paul)
Speaking of eyesight, does the whole 'using your computer ruins your eyesight' meme hold?
I've been spending an average of 5 hours a day in front of a screen since I was 6 and 20 years later I only have mild near sightedness.
Focusing on the same object for too long causes fatigue, be it a monitor or a book for example.
Typical monitor light doesn't cause any damage, you are far more likely to get eye damage from sunlight than a LCD screen for example.
Well, I have been gaming since I was 3 or something and I'm 30 now. Spend entire days behind the computer.
My eyes were fairly stable from 0-10. Then my eyes went to shit from 11-17. Then my eyes stayed stable for 18-30. So I think it's bullshit.
If anyone can suggest me a better contact I will be forever grateful
My eyesight has only just apparently stabilized after year after year changes. Doc says to wait at least one more year to make sure my vision is stable so I'm not changing prescription in less than a year.
With my prescription (close to ten diopters and over +2 on astigmatism) he said I may not get full correction anyways. Just not be worse than useless without glasses.
Not the guy you're replying to but legally blind as a standard is 20/600 or worse. He would be legally blind without glasses but as a standard it's what you are after correction.
Needing lasers to burn better eye sight into you.
Yea no thanks asshat my vision is perfectly fine.
>HOLY SHIT, BETTER CUT INTO MY EYES AND LET SOMEONE SHOOT A LASER IN THERE
>it's a fucking pain to put on and I'm tearing up like crazy
Damn. When I wear contacts it's perfect and comfy as fuck. It's like you have a perfect vision back. In fact it's so comfy and perfect that I instantly forget them and have to put alarms and reminders everywhere to not go to sleep with them.
Go with contacts. It's only difficult before you get used to it, I slap mine on in like 5 seconds now.
nice b8 m8, I pass out drunk with mine all the time. In a pinch I can go on wearing them for another day, otherwise I'll just wash them for a bit and they're good to go again.
If I had the money to do it every 5 years I would. It's not a good solution though, because people will keep breeding with the same shitty eye genetics.
There needs to be a way to fix it permanently at the source.
I had both LASIK and PRK.
>vision goes nearsighted again in 6 months
>wait 3 years
>vision perfect and no dry eye problems
The recovery on PRK is a shitter but its better in the long term than LASIK.
>go to eye specialist
>does tests with me
>says I have 20/19.5 vision
I use glasses because anything after 10m is a little blurry for me.
Can't even read road signs unless I'm seconds to pass them.
Ive slept with my contacts dozens of times
Worst thing that happens is mega eye crust so i clear that out
Besides that, no issues, webt to the eye doctor after 2 years of this, he said nothing was amiss
>go to LASIK
>all doctors around me with glasses
>dont get kids
What like in the kids store? Dont go to the kid's store and just 'get' some kids
>if all With the
If all what? Horses? Bananas?
>shitty gene die out,
The one shitty gene?
>diabetic People With
>be a thing of the past. do Your part
This crap - it's far faster than braces, costs a buttload more and hurts like crap.
Also i'm going to change all the old black fillings for new white ones and change 2 or 3 beyond-repair teeth for some new ones made out of super hard ceramic.
I can afford it because i have a job and
Don't stop wearing glasses for someone else.
He's a dick for pressuring you on an aesthetic stupid thing like that.
If my girlfriend asked me to use contacts instead of glasses I'd probably ditch her.
Maybe gross wasn't the right word.
But just the idea is enough to make me go nope, never.
Also I've heard, correct me if I'm wrong, that the operation can't be done while completely anesthetized.
The idea of seeing them cutting my own cornea seems something straight out of an horror movie.
Anyone here get IOLs (intraocular lenses)? I like the fact that they can be upgraded later in life if better technology is available or my vision gets worse.
my ophthalmologist, love getting my eyes checked out
>have perfect vision until about 6 months ago
>suddenly left eye starts getting blurry for no fucking reason
>progresses slowly worse over a few months
>print myself a proper scale eye test last month
>20/19.5 in the blurry eye (might have gone to 19.25 at this point)
>can't read road signs beyond 3-4 seconds at 55mph
>car lights from 200+ meters a progressively expanded tangle of lines
Jesus fuck all you -2, -2.5, -3, -6 (diopter) people how do you fucking do it?
I am never allowing myself in a car with a driver who "forgot" their glasses/contacts, triple so at night.
You people are a fucking menace.
Been looking into it a bit lately and I do like the idea but from what I'm seeing its also about 50% more expensive than LASIK is. Probably worth it in the long run because as you said its something can can be removed and improved unlike burning out parts of your cornea.
My mom had PRK done and a little over a decade later she was back in glasses again as her eyes got worse. If the same happens to me and I could just swap out my lenses that would be awesome.
This. I pay like $100 for 12 pairs and that usually lasts 6 months. Wear them 2 weeks straight then swap, wearing glasses a few days inbetween.
They are seriously comfortable. Can't feel them at all and I work outdoors 50%of the day around dirt and dust.
>hurrduurrrr take them out
Been wearing them for 10 years and vision has not been affected aside normal and ever so slight degrading with age.
Fuck cutting a flap into my eyes.
good lord, are these your glasses?
I never had it don't because I prefer contact lens. Now you can never wear these.
I know of three people that had it.
> One had it last year and is so far satisfied
> Other is wife's coworker in early 50s, the surgery uncovered some imperfection in her eye and when she looks left down now she "sees something in the way" (just like dirty glasses except it's in her eye)
> also her vision is not 20/20 anymore, she almost needs reading glasses again
> third is a friend my age (26) who had -4D, went to 20/20 and now, 5 years after the surgery, is at -1,25 again.
So no thanks, I look better with glasses anyway.
>Implying LASIK doesn't install Zionist organized optical monitoring chips into your eyes when done
>12 pairs lasting six months
Fucking wat. I use a shittier brand of disposable contacts and i switch them out like... every 6 months. I just dont see a reason to buy/replace them that frequently if the ones im using are perfectly fine. Plus that shits expensive.
That peroxide based cleaning solution stuff is great, getting 3+ months out of monthly wear contacts is easy. I started using it due to protein buildup issues from seasonal allergies and found it makes contacts feel like new practically forever.
I honestly only change my contacts as often as I do due to some sort of guilt or something for stretching them that long.
enjoy your retinal vein occlusion
what is the best soft contact lens cleaner?
My co-worker knew someone who got lasik and they botched it in both his eyes and now he's near blind.
My best friend got lasik and her far vision started degenerating over the course of a few months. She had to go in for another treatment (not lasik, something else) and now she's good but her vision is not 20/20.
>Not just eating carrots everyday like me
Because my eyes are too bad for LASIK.-27.5L, -6.0R with cataract lens replacement with a power of -21.
I have been using this stuff for years, its great.
Only downside is they say if you put your lenses in it you have to leave them in there for 6 hours while the peroxide deactivates.
I was 20/20 until high school. Optometrist said I had slight astigmatism and got glasses, but I never wore them. I haven't visited one in over 7 years and I can see up close just fine. It's a meme profession. Excuse me for blogging.
Yes, it works FAR better and even when stretching a pair of lenses out to 6 months they felt just as good as the new pair I put in as a replacement.
The case is also awesome, unlike flat cases it holds the lens in place nicely so they are REALLY easy to pick out and there is no need to manhandle both side of the lens to put them in. This means less chance of finger gunk, dead skin, dust, whatever getting on the inside of the lens while you are installing it.
If contacts are this much of an annoyance for you. You can choose crt lenses that you wear overnight that gradually fix your cornea. In the day you will see 20/20 and not need lenses to see.
I can't fucking wait, man. My eyes have been suffering all my life, cataracts, retinal detachments, glaucoma, high myopia...
Docs say I'll be blind by 50 (24 now) and I really hope they arrive to a stable state by then
My vision is truly awful. I wore contacts for a few years and it improved it dramatically. But it didn't improve my life in any way. I wasn't happier or more productive.
It isn't enjoyable to me.
Doesn't Lasik only last about 10-15 years, and then you'll just be back to glasses again? I'm fine with doing it, but I don't know if I should wait until I'm 30 or something to get it performed
I think it mostly depends on how old you are when you get it and how stable your eyes are in the first place.
Its pretty common for people to get corrective surgery done in their mid 20's and early 30's to end up having their eyes deteriorate with age and need glasses again in their 40's to 50's, just as it is common for people who have never had issues with their eyes to start needing glasses as they get older.
I got lasik 6 months ago so I could pass the Navy flight physical. Went from 20/200 in both eyes to 20/10. First week sucked a little bit, but it's been smooth sailing ever since. Best decision I've ever made. Went to one of the best eye surgeons in the world, and it only cost me $3400 ($2800) of which my mom convinced her insurance company to cover.
That's complete bullshit unless he got lasik like 10 years ago. Modern Lasik, the flap heals in 6 months. That's why it's approved by the Navy for aviators and seals. It used to be only prk was approved for seals, because HALO jumps were a risk factor. No longer.
That is impressively bad.
LASIK won't correct your vision, but it might let you get by with less thick lenses. I'm sure you have either coke bottles or uncomfortable contacts right now (if not both). No one will correct -20 diopters, but they might get it to -10.
There are other surgeries you could consider.
With vision that bad, I'm sure you have an optometrist. Talk to them. They'll know better than us.
It's been like a year since I got contacts, and now I'm starting to see a lot of floaters... Especially with this snow
They piss me off.
Anyways, in 5 years or they will have probably have worked out all of the remaining issues with corrective eye surgery.
Then, if they could get to work on tinnitus....
not me, but someone in my familly. Actually they should wear even stronger glasses, but 20 is pretty much the maximum you can get on the market. (at least in my country.)
it's just glasses, but they're strong enough that with a frontal look at the face, you can see the ears through the glasses.
I would do laser eye surgery if I found someone I can trust to tell me about it, what results to expect, the risks short and long term, what you can and can't do afterwards, what guarantee they offer if shit fucks up, new technologies coming, examinations on MY eyes if they are good for it or borderline etc.
I just can't find that person and I simply won't believe a word a clinic doing laser surgery themselves or online website have to say about it. I'm also really bothered by the most common risk, getting dry(er) eyes. I've used contacts a few times and they are absolutely useless when I'm in front of a computer. Feels like my eyes dry up really fast, can't focus properly and overall straining all the time. I've tried at least two different contact brands and both did the same. If a laser surgery did something similar I'd be really fucked up.
Anything less than 98-100% perfect vision for at LEAST 10 years is not worth it.
-9 in right eye and -8.75 in left
Wanted to get it, but I've got chronic dry eye and HORRIBLE aberrations. I can't drive at night because there's so much trailing, starbursting, and halos around lights. Doc said that the aberrations would get worse with LASIK. I'm waiting for bionic eyes.
is it possible to get night vison if they use a infrared laser to do the correction?
is it possible to get better than 20/20 like could they laser on a permanet 5x if you close one eye, for a permanent lupe vision?
I couldnt stop blinking.
that said, it actually makes me want to have it more. shit seems pretty controlled.
I had a relative that had eye surgery like, back in the 60s and they left like a wrinkle in one eye that fucked with his vision
>Why do you use contacts/glasses in 2016???
I'm waiting for bionic eyes to be a thing. Fuck the human eyes, we can barly see shit compaired to what other animals can see.
-3.75L/-4.0R, I've been thinking about surgery and correcting my vision but I was born prematurely and already had too much of my retina lasered away. I'm 25 now and well I'm scared as fuck of any side effects it may have in the future.
Because I have keratoconus and my eyes would be completely fucked if more cornea was shaved off.
Hard contacts are awful so I have INTACs and glasses instead.
Had 20/10 vision for my whole life, when I first joined the military they were pretty surprised by how good my vision was spme of the best they had seen. Literally a couple years ago my eye sight has been rapidly degrading, especially in my right eye. Probably not even 20/20 anymore. I hope that maybe it won't get worse, but I am so used to having really good vision that now its kinda freaking me out.
When my vision improved from "I can't even see a face in front of me" to 60% and 80% after surgery, and 90% with both eyes open, I thought it was fantastic. But I never really had any issues with being blind as a bat.
But I can imagine the horror if you would become as blind as I was haha.
I'm saving Lasik for when I turn 40 or 50 or something. Why bother doing it now when it has the possibility to deteriorate more? It's cheaper to just get my prescription adjusted every once in a while. I generally only go in to get an eye exam when my glasses break.
I'll tell you what I do need though, that laser procedure that vaporizes floaters. I need that shit so bad.
>are you fucking inbred and retarded
No I'm 32 and have perfect vision from birth
Inbreeding causes birth defects, such as shit vision, like you had.
Because you're inbred and retarded.
>he's not getting the surgery that replaces his lens and gives him better-than-perfect vision
Shit is like plastic surgery for women or makeup for Koreans.
> have shit genes
> better fake that shit to get laid
> breed genetically inferior children
the ride never ends.
I think we have a winner.
I still remember trying to get contact lenses into the eye for the first time. It was really really really hard.
I don't think it took me a full 2-3 days to disable the reflect to close the eye on instinct.
After that its smooth sailing.
Whenever your vision degrades. But since its a subtle process, its hard to tell.
I got classes that is weaker than my lenses, so I can tell they are worse. But they are backup only. But I should get them replaced.
Had INTRALASIK 16 days ago, gone from 16/20 to 22/20. Now i have to use eye drops for the next 3 months.
2000€ in italy. Best money spent.
The operation hurt like a bitch for the first 3 hours, after that I had perfect vision.
>Are you fucking inbred and retarded?? Why do you use contacts/glasses in 2016??? its fucking stone age technology. Fucking grow up
I like how I look better in glasses you manchild idiot.
i spend 8 hours a day working on computers and then i go home and spend another 4 hours working on computers before i sleep
i spend literally a minimum of 12 hours a day on computers and i get about 2 hours of exercise a day
my eyes are 100% perfect, and have been since birth
stop blaming your poor genetics on your work
>tfw been wearing glasses since 9 and now my skull has permanent indents on the side from the glasses
I have keratoconus (severe astigmatism) on my right eye to the point where I can't read anything with it, my optometrist gave me glasses and is trying to shill these special contacts, she says Lasik won't help, how true is this?
My sight is still good enough to not quite need any correction yet, but if and when I ever decide to get contacts or corrective surgery, it's free because of my employer.
Because I'd rather spend €20 a month on contact lenses than spending €4000~5000 so I can see the world exactly the same. Besides it gives me the option to wear my glasses during presentations which make me look more credible for some reason.
>optometrists are medical doctors that can give eye advice
>can give eye advice
Not the other guy but my optometrists where I live don't do this shit. It's always, you need glasses or you don't, everytime I go there. Hell, they don't even look like doctors, like most of them where whatever the fuck they want. It's hard for me to take them serious sometimes.
Fuck laser eye surgery! This is the future.
Not sure what it translates to, but my left eye as of two years ago was
- Sphere -11.75
- Cylinder -1.25
- Axis 120
Right eye is unmeasureable.
No depth perception, no peripheral.
Left retina tore around the circumference but didn't peel, right peeled and lost about a third of my field of vision.
Lots of lasers and internal surgery, will always have glasses. Currently holding out for Batou eyes.
>That flap never heals.
I've had two retinopathies and vitrectomies. The flap does heal and the vitreous humor replenishes itself painfully slowly. Can still feel some of the stitches through my eyelid.
Your vision degrades over time whether or not you had it corrected with lasers. People age and their eyes change, no amount of surgery will keep this from happening.
I AM glad you got good results though, I've been considering the procedure myself since I'm tired of glasses, and look better without them by far.
My eyes are still getting worse so it would likely be a temporary solution.
Also, glasses are stylish and I don't want a flap cut in my eye.
Would rather do PRK or whatever the fuck it's called.
How are contacts for Astigmatism? I'm sick of glasses. I like my frames and all that, but I don't like having a constant accessory on my face, getting dirty, coming askew, sliding down my nose if I sweat, and I definitely don't like being locked into using my prescription sunglasses.
I don't remember my reasons for going with glasses again, but I'll do contacts when my prescription needs another change.
Question: Can I do MMA/grappling with them in? Is that safe? I want to join my friendly neighborhood gym.
enjoy your shit vision at night and dry eyes for the rest of your life, beta tester, you paid for it!
>are you fucking inbred and retarded?
No. Unlike you, I have good genetic material and perfect vision, so I don't need that shit in order to live a normal, healthy life.
Enjoy your shit-tier genetics...