I've been thinking about getting it done in a few years because I hate how I look with glasses, and I can't wear contacts. My mom thinks it's stupid though, for a reason like that and says that there can be a lot of bad side-effects.
I have been doing extensive research into laser eye surgery because I have to have it done before I can recruit as a Police woman. It is completely save, and the only painful thing is the huge dent in your credit card!
- It doesn't hurt at all, it's just uncomfortable because they have to hold your eyes open with those things like on A Clockwork Orange haha
- It has a very high success rate, most of the people who have it done end up with better vision than humanly made. Like, better vision than the person with the best natural vision.
- The cases in which something has gone wrong, are all extreme cases where the applicant had something wrong with them, or where the applicant was really old.
I can't have it done until I'm 19 or 20 because my 'corneas aren't fully developed'.... But yours may be different. Go to a few different places to have your eyes tested so that they can examine the eyeball and see what they are dealing with.
I think, if you have the money, it's a fantastic investment. I can't wait to get it done because it means I won't have to wear glasses while driving, I will be able to actually SEE THINGS far away, and I'll be able to join the NZ police :)
btw, the gizmos that hold your eyelids open are speculums or specula if you insist on using proper Latin. While most people are happy with the results of refractive surgery some people do have poor outcomes and many of the problems can not be corrected and are permanent. You should seriously consider the benefits and risks before deciding. One of the reasons I have not gotten it is that there is no guaranty that I will see better after surgery than I do now with glasses. While 20/20 vision is considered "perfect" I have 20/15 vision with glasses. I may not have 20/15 vision even with glasses after surgery. Now that I'm nearing my half century I would need reading glasses because of presbyopia even if I had surgery so I see little point now. Most of the side effects of refractive surgery come from cutting the flap; there are a few proceedures that do not involve the flap like CK (Conductive Keratoplasty). Years ago I considered CK and monovision to improve my sight without glasses but I would have needed +3 diopters of correction in my non-dominent eye to achieve this which was wasn't possible with CK.
Nothing wrong with that, it's not even cosmetic reasons really, just convenience. I thought you were going to say change the color of your eye or something. Plenty of people get this surgery because they don't like glasses or contacts, it's easier.
Thanks, and don't worry too much. The reason something goes wrong, is not in the equipment or the doctors, it's in the surgery candidate- often not disclosing medical history or problems/medication they are on etc. It's usually with old people.
nothing wrong with it.. my uncle had it done, he has no problems. but i can never do it. well idt think i could. just how they do it freaks me out, like im ok with seeing any kind of surgery but anything with the eye freaks me out!
I dont see anything wrong with it. My pharmacist just had it done and she said it was amazing and totally worth it. Her vision still goes in and out on occasion but I guess it made the world of a difference.
Getting laser eye surgery to improve your eyesight is not a cosmetic reason - the fact that you don't want to wear glasses any more is irrelevant. You want to repair your eyesight - that's valid enough.
My mom got it done 14 years ago or so. and i dont think shes had any problems with it. Glasses can be a hassel. and if you cant wear contacts then its a good enough reason.
Thanks for the information! And good luck on your surgery. I was worried about the cases where it goes wrong, that was the one major thing that worried me about it.
the freakiest thing is your are awake when they do it! lol but hey if you have the money and all go for it.
Yes! That's the part I am scared about. I'm thinking of it in a few years to save up though.
I thought that too, but my mom seems to think it's wrong if it isn't for a greater purpose.
It freaks me out too :/ but I really really hates glasses.
Oh what do you mean about her vision going in and out?
Oh, it goes in and out? Hm, something to think about.