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RealDiehl's Comment
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Have any of you had a lasik procedure to correct your vision? Any negative side effects? How long did you have to take off before you could safely drive again?

Banks's Comment
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I had it done back in 2009. I had solid vision for about 10 years and I'm back to glasses again. At the time, they told me I would likely need a touch up in 10 years and they were spot on. I opted to just get the glasses because it's easier.

The surgery was about 15-20 minutes for both eyes and I didn't feel anything. He said look at the green dot and that was that. I had dry eyes for a while and I had to keep buying disposable sterile drops. My eyes were sensitive to light for a few days and I didn't drive for about a week, although I probably could have. I had a follow up appointment every 3 months for a year.


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Errol V.'s Comment
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My wife "did" lasik surgery about 20 years ago. No side effects. So long ago I can't remember how long before she could drive again. I believe it was mere days. One thing she said that I'll never forget, and I think it was as we walked out to the car from the surgery:
"I can see the leaves on the trees!"

Delco Dave's Comment
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I never had the lasik but have had cataract surgery in both eyes. Right eye was done in March 17, just had left eye done this past Monday. Was able to drive next day both times. Cataract surgery is the removal of bad natural lens inside the eye and replacing it with an artificial one. I now have 20/20 vision in each eye and 20/15 combined. Down side is I lost my near sight and now need reading glasses. They do offer lens that do both far and near sight but they are not covered under insurance and are pretty expensive. Doc said they also don’t give you 20/20, more like 20/25-30

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I've considered having it done but I'm always afraid that I will be one of the few that something goes wrong and I end up blind.

Plus having anything near my eye freaks me out.

Banks's Comment
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I've considered having it done but I'm always afraid that I will be one of the few that something goes wrong and I end up blind.

Plus having anything near my eye freaks me out.

I had that concern too. The laser was about a foot away from my face and this cup around my eye to keep me from blinking. That was probably the most uncomfortable part.

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