Laser Surgery - what do you think?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by vonnagy, Mar 11, 2004.

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What do you think of laser surgery?

  1. I've done it, I love it!

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  2. I've done it, I am not sure what to think....

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  3. I've done it, I am now escorted by a seeing eye dog

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  4. No need, I've got 20/20 vision baby!

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  5. Haven't done it, but will in the future

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  6. Haven't done it, i'll stick to my glass/contacts thank you

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  7. Haven't done it, undecided

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    I've recently had laser surgery for my eyes- what do you think about it?
     
  2. Not Neve

    Not Neve TPF Noob!

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    How bout "haven't had it, I'm afraid of surgery". That's me!
     
  3. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    I can see the benefits of surgery and not having to wear glasses, etc, but then I really like how i look in my glasses, so what's a girl to do?! Dilemmas I tell ya!
     
  4. MDowdey

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    i really like chicks in glasses too!! maybe you should come to SC??? :oops: :oops:



    md
     
  5. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    Matt, are you on a roll tonight? :twisted:
     
  6. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    everynight!!

    ive got alot of beads here and no one to throw them too...


    md


    p.s. goddess, i give beads for self portraits... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  7. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    Don't tempt me. :bigangel:
     
  8. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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  9. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    well, it's kinda hard to put into words how wonderful it is to see the individual stones in the pavement whenever i am stopped or moving slowly in my car. at stop lights, i can see the individual circles that make up the larger red, green, and yellow circles. i can see the clock clearly at night- i can even see the little circles that make up this light.

    when i look at the horizon, i can see individual tree silhouttes in sharp contrast. i look at trees close up and can see the twigs making up the canopy above me. i can see people at the other end of my hallway at school and i can see who they are. i can see into someone else's eyes without blinking mine every 2.7 seconds.

    i can see the birdie my little girl points at as i carry her across the store parking lot.

    i used to be 20/450(or something ridiculous like that. i wore COKEBOTTLES)
    my vision is now 20/15. i quite literally see the world in a whole new way, ever day, every waking minute.
     
  10. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    :lol: :lol:
    took so long writing that last post that several were posted while i wrote- must look kinda funny, the sudden serious response from me right there.

    Go MD!!

    (i'll shut up now)
     
  11. drlynn

    drlynn TPF Noob!

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    I've known people who ahd it and loved it, people who had it and were not satisfied, and everywhere in between. My opinion is that it's a good idea if your vision steadily worsens over time. Giving yourself a new baseline to deteriorate from may give you a few extra years of vision.

    Other than that, you have to really weigh the benefits and risks.
     
  12. havoc

    havoc Jedi something or other

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    I understand why some people get it. But i could never. I wear glasses and i don''t care for them all that much. Trying to look thru a viewfinder with glasses is a pain in the arse to me. Using the diopter on my camera works, but i always forget its set, and try to focus with glasses on, thereby screwing up my photo's.
    However, i would gladly keep those minor nuisences instead of have somone slice my cornia's fold back the layers and zap me with lasers. I hear the skin flap they laz open never really heals so they can flip it back during future surguries without recutting. Then there is the fact that its like $5000 US and it only last for 3-5 yrs. Thats way too expensive for 3-5 yrs of decent vision. Thats my opinion anyways LOL
     

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