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Anyone here have lasik done? I've made my appointment for January and not sure what to expect. my vision is pretty bad and my eyes have become intolerant to contacts. I checked a couple places and ended up making a surgery date at Fischer Laser Eye Care Center in Willmar. Just wasn't impressed with Lasik plus, felt more like a number coming through the door than a patient. I'm actually doing the "epi-lasik". let me know your experiences (good OR bad).

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had it done 4 years ago and it is still working I had the mono vision done. one eye for close and one for far away stuff. best money i ever spent

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I've thought about it, but the drawback for me was when I was told that after 40 years old your vision naturally deteriates. Even if lasik was done I would still need reading glasses eventually. In my opinion, that is defeating the purpose of getting the procedure done. My brother who is over 50 had the procedure done but still needs reading glasses. Also, I found out that the worse your vision is the more expensive the procedure is. So don't think the price they advertise will be what you pay. I think lasik is a good deal the younger you are because the benefit lasts longer with no aid from reading glasses.

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that's why I didn't like lasik plus. the place I'm going said the "graduating scale" for payment based on your vision is [PoorWordUsage]. it's all the same, the machine is just set differently. I know I'll need reading glasses eventually, but that worth it for getting rid of my glasses.

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One of the best decisions I ever made. I got mine done at TCL in Edina, 4 years ago.

I didn't have horrible vision, but enough that I needed contacts or glasses. I think I was around 70/20 or something like that.

I figure, for the price you pay; add up glasses/contact prescriptions for x number of years, and add the freedom of not having to mess around with glasses or contacts.

I say go for it!

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Saw an ad today in the Strib- $495. Wife paid $1300 5 years ago.

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I had mine done in Canada 9 years ago. My eyes were like -6 to -7. The best thousands bucks I ever spend. I just turned 40 and my last annual checkup showed 20/20 in one eye and 20/15 they other. I couldn't be any happier. Go for it......

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I had the mono vision done on my eyes a year and a half ago. whoa baby 20/20 vision now. By all means get the procedure done !

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One of the best decisions I've ever made. Had mine done about 7 yrs ago in St. Cloud. Been seeing great without any troubles since and no more contacts.

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I had it done seven years ago. Was a very good result for awhile. I'm back to wearing glasses again, albeit a low power lens compared to seven years back. My vision requirements have changed and the correction done with the laser is no longer correct. I do not wish to have a second procedure done if it only lasts 5-6 years. You may have a better outcome, Good Luck!

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Seven years of great eye sight and no glasses. I do need expensive sun glasses, your eyes are more light sensitive. Eye drops because the eyes seem dryer. I'm a System Analyst and use computers 10-12 hours daily and that requires reading glasses. Outdoors, hunting and fishing I only wear sun glasses as needed. Great investment. Remember to get your drivers license changed right away or if stopped for any reason they want to give you a ticket for not wearing your glasses.

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I had Lasik done on one eye nine years ago. I use my other eye for reading and the Lasik eye for seeing distances. Works great for me. I just hated those glasses when I was hunting or fishing in the rain. Don't be fooled by the advertised price because you will find that if you want the newest most advanced procedure it will be more. When dealing with your eyes its pretty easy for them to convince you to upgrade. The only time I ever regretted it was on the drive home the first day.

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It really depends on how old you are. One of the unfortunate realities of life is that as we age our eyes are no longer able to change focus from near to far as easily as when we were young. When you have the Lasik procedure done, your eyes are fixed at a narrow range of focus, ie; "far sight". If you had difficulty with near objects like reading, you will absolutely need reading glasses after the procedure. Another comment above is that it does not last forever, which has been my experience. I had the procedure done when I was 47 and it didn't work "quite right", so they needed to do it again. I still could not see very well out of my left eye and my near focus was totally screwed up. That was 6 years ago and I now am having difficulty with some things. Low light levels like night driving or trying to tie a knoe in fishing line are difficult.

Overall, I don't know if I would do it again considering my circumstance. If you are 20 years old it is probably a great investment, but if you are to the point where bifocals are mentioned in your prescription I would think twice.

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I had mine done 7 years ago at age 40, my vision was -4 and since then I am at 20/15 and 20/20. I do not need reading glasses and when I am outdoors I can see perfect, it was the best money I ever spent, don't worry about your age I know people older than me that had it done and they came out with great results. The best thing to do is find out from people who have had it done at the clinic your going to, each one has different equipment and you should also find out if an optometrist is doing the surgery or a doctor who is a eye specialist. I had mine done by the doctor.

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