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I'm going in to be checked out to see if I'm suitable for laser eye surgery....anybody else had the surgery done?
Mary has, she loves it....well, not the surgery but the result.

On the track I need it because people are so far behind me that when I turn around to look I can't see them.
This is the new laser surgery....where they actually put lasers in your eyes so you can burn holes in people with them.
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been there done it. having sex and being able to see who you are having it with was worth it (OK, OK, I know i opened that up) Vision was 20/1200.
 

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been there done it. having sex and being able to see who you are having it with was worth it (OK, OK, I know i opened that up) Vision was 20/1200.
 

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Yes...but I have to do it over my shoulder with a mirror.


Evil,
Any downside for you yet? I'm having the new "wavefront" type done (assuming I qualify) that corrects small imperfections along with general focus.
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Yes...but I have to do it over my shoulder with a mirror.


Evil,
Any downside for you yet? I'm having the new "wavefront" type done (assuming I qualify) that corrects small imperfections along with general focus.
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jb, my pal mark got it done and his wife. he says its way cool. he got the "custom"like what youre getting. chris m got it. he likes it too. says the weirdest part is waking up in the morning and being able to see. he said it was real weird, you can smell the laser burning your eye when they do it.

they wont know how bad it is for you for another 20 years, dont worry.

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jb, my pal mark got it done and his wife. he says its way cool. he got the "custom"like what youre getting. chris m got it. he likes it too. says the weirdest part is waking up in the morning and being able to see. he said it was real weird, you can smell the laser burning your eye when they do it.

they wont know how bad it is for you for another 20 years, dont worry.

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well, i love the smeel of burning flesh in the morning.

Only downside is that I have heard, in quiet conversations, that there is something that happens to the helix structures in the eye that are yet to be determined a sto whether or not it is harmful, as not enough time has passed for patients to report porblems.

I had an issue this summer, as you may recall, with the separation of the Vitreous Sac from the retina. bad, bad, bad . . . both eyes now . . .but one optometrist (Not an opthamologist) made a hint that it "might" have something to do with the lasik. I had lasik in 1997, so it was quite a while ago . . . the funny thing (ugh) was that my eyes were so bad that they had to zap my eyes twice each with the laser as the medical association only allowed so much laser time on an eye at that point . . . and after they cut and lifted the flap up to burn, the laser ran out of gas and they had to get a new bottle attached. So there I was with they eye cut open and flap folded over and I had to wait there for a good long time while they were recharging the gas. Good thing the valium was working . . . Did I tell you you get good drugs before you get it?

no downsides, i never had a problem with night driving. but now that i am getting older, you still have the issue of the eye "hardening" and I now need reading glasses.

As he said, you spend the first couple of days being amazed at what you couldn't see before. Basically, with glasses, you are limited to what you see through the lens. After lasik, you see ALL of what your eye can take in, especially at the perimeter . . . your field of vision increases dramatically, something that might help you in racing.

PS. You stated that you had probably the "fastest 175 in the country". Ummm, is that a 175? or a 210? or a 225? HAHA.
 

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well, i love the smeel of burning flesh in the morning.

Only downside is that I have heard, in quiet conversations, that there is something that happens to the helix structures in the eye that are yet to be determined a sto whether or not it is harmful, as not enough time has passed for patients to report porblems.

I had an issue this summer, as you may recall, with the separation of the Vitreous Sac from the retina. bad, bad, bad . . . both eyes now . . .but one optometrist (Not an opthamologist) made a hint that it "might" have something to do with the lasik. I had lasik in 1997, so it was quite a while ago . . . the funny thing (ugh) was that my eyes were so bad that they had to zap my eyes twice each with the laser as the medical association only allowed so much laser time on an eye at that point . . . and after they cut and lifted the flap up to burn, the laser ran out of gas and they had to get a new bottle attached. So there I was with they eye cut open and flap folded over and I had to wait there for a good long time while they were recharging the gas. Good thing the valium was working . . . Did I tell you you get good drugs before you get it?

no downsides, i never had a problem with night driving. but now that i am getting older, you still have the issue of the eye "hardening" and I now need reading glasses.

As he said, you spend the first couple of days being amazed at what you couldn't see before. Basically, with glasses, you are limited to what you see through the lens. After lasik, you see ALL of what your eye can take in, especially at the perimeter . . . your field of vision increases dramatically, something that might help you in racing.

PS. You stated that you had probably the "fastest 175 in the country". Ummm, is that a 175? or a 210? or a 225? HAHA.
 

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I've also heard that you have to wait until your eyes stabilize... have to get them checked a few times in a row to make sure that they aren't still getting worse. Otherwise the surgery won't do you much good.
 
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