So I did look this up and saw two prior threads about LASIK, which I read through, but I was thinking since there are surely new members since then about getting some new stories and updates?
I recently got LASIK. A huge part of that decision had to do with major life changes I want to make. I've always wanted to learn to surf and be more active, especially getting a GSD soon, I've dreamed of hiking a doing backpacking and all sorts of excursions that are harder with glasses/contacts. I stopped boozy boarding years ago because I literally couldn't see people and would slam into them. The waves would slap off goggles, so I simply avoided the beach. Hence, LASIK!
It's been an emotional roller coaster to say the least! By and large it's been good. I test at 20/20 and 20/15 in my eyes, so theoretically perfect vision. My left eye is a dream. My right eye bothers me some, it's not crystal sharp despite testing 20/20 (maybe due to a slight left ove astigmatism and haloing? The astigmatism in it was quite bad before). It also feels like an eyelash is in it some of the time. I'm just over 2 months post op. Mostly it's just been stressful reading people's horrible experiences on the Internet! Jeez, a girl goes to look up a quick answer and finds nothing but horror stories! Scared the crap out if me!
Honestly had I read them before the procedure I probably wouldn't have done it! I am a borderline hypochondriac and totally obsess over small health things, so eye surgery has been quite the trial!
Aaaaannnyyywaaaay. Any members here who have had it done? What was your experience? I'm especially interested in people who had it done years ago and have remained problem free and happy with thier vision.
I know the forum posts I read on health sites are really screwed, because usually only people who had an issue post online and seek advice, not the people who had everything go right. And honestly my vision is great overall! But I'm a worry wart.
So yeah, I'd love to hear your stories! Hopefully there are members here who had a great experience.