What is your opinion of Lasik surgery?

If you had Lasik surgery, what is opinion/results?

  • Loved it! I would recommend it.

    Votes: 16 80.0%
  • I liked the results, but I had some small complications.

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • I had issues after surgery, I would not recommend Lasik

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I was a disaster, I ruined my pool game.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Taxi

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I had lasik surgery in 2000, from Tiger Woods' doctor, and it was great. I'd do it again without hesitation. The difference between lasik and contact lenses or glasses is like day and night. No more fogging up, no more eye irritation, no more having to keep replacing lenses. If not for lasik I might have quit playing pool.

One minor caveat: You'll probably have to get a pair of drug store reading glasses if you're over 40, but that's about it for drawbacks. I'm 77 and I've had glaucoma for ages, and yet it hasn't affected my pool game at all. I can still focus on and make table length cut shots.
 

mmwtdh

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
About 10 year ago at 54 years old, I got where I couldn't see the golf ball after 125 yards. I either had to start hitting fairways or get the surgery.

After the initial healing I noticed that my night vision was blurry and I couldn't read up close without readers.

The night vision cleared up within a couple of months.

After a couple of years my close visions is a good as it was before.

It's the best thing I've done for myself. I can hunt, golf, drive all day and work on the computer for hours without glasses.

My opinion is, go for it!...
 

alstl

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Different topic but I have cataracts on both eyes and the VA told me as long as I can see to drive with glasses avoid the surgery.
 

tableroll

Rolling Thunder
Silver Member
I am curious of those folks here that had Lasik eye surgery. What do you think?
Do not do it. Get pool glasses from Snookerspex.com It is a company in the U.K. The crooks here in the US charge triple. All you need to do is email your current prescription. I think it can be up to one year ole. Go the the website and look at the frames you like. Good luck. I love mine.
 

Grimper

Active member
I had it done in 2010. I only wish I'd have had it done 10 years sooner. I have mono-vision, and my "short eye" has gotten worse now and I have to use reading glasses. I'm thinking about looking into getting it "tweaked" again. I'm assuming they can do that.
 

Grimper

Active member
Do not do it. Get pool glasses from Snookerspex.com It is a company in the U.K. The crooks here in the US charge triple. All you need to do is email your current prescription. I think it can be up to one year ole. Go the the website and look at the frames you like. Good luck. I love mine.
Did you have Lasik surgery?
 

Grimper

Active member
I had lasik surgery in 2000, from Tiger Woods' doctor, and it was great. I'd do it again without hesitation. The difference between lasik and contact lenses or glasses is like day and night. No more fogging up, no more eye irritation, no more having to keep replacing lenses. If not for lasik I might have quit playing pool.

One minor caveat: You'll probably have to get a pair of drug store reading glasses if you're over 40, but that's about it for drawbacks. I'm 77 and I've had glaucoma for ages, and yet it hasn't affected my pool game at all. I can still focus on and make table length cut shots.
Was that in Richmond, VA by any chance?
 

RacerX750

Registered
I am curious of those folks here that had Lasik eye surgery. What do you think?
If you're in the Philadelphia area go to Dr Siepser, there is no better.


"A pioneer on a number of fronts, Dr. Siepser has served as a prime investigator for many lasers, diagnostic devices and lenses now used for vision correction and various eye surgeries. He manages complex ocular surgery, re-operations, iris reconstruction, pupilloplasties, cataract, glaucoma, no glasses surgery, reading vision correction, sutureless corneal transplants, LASIK, PRK, LASIK, epi-lasik, laser vision correction, conductive keratoplasty (CK), no drop glaucoma treatments, unusual congenital and traumatic ocular anomalies"

He will evaluate and recommend the best option for you. I had Lasik 20 years ago and would do it again without hesitation.
 

Renegade_56

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
About 10 year ago at 54 years old, I got where I couldn't see the golf ball after 125 yards. I either had to start hitting fairways or get the surgery.

After the initial healing I noticed that my night vision was blurry and I couldn't read up close without readers.

The night vision cleared up within a couple of months.

After a couple of years my close visions is a good as it was before.

It's the best thing I've done for myself. I can hunt, golf, drive all day and work on the computer for hours without glasses.

My opinion is, go for it!...
but can you hit fairways now,,,,,,,, I mean if it helps with that I'll get it done just for my golf game. LOL
 

ChrisinNC

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Different topic but I have cataracts on both eyes and the VA told me as long as I can see to drive with glasses avoid the surgery.
Not sure about that advice. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries out there and along with removing the cataracts, they can implant the correct lenses to give you corrected vision, except that you might still need reading glasses. I’ve yet to hear anyone say they were not extremely happy with their cataract surgery
 

jimmyg

Mook! What's a Mook?
Silver Member
Not sure about that advice. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries out there and along with removing the cataracts, they can implant the correct lenses to give you corrected vision, except that you might still need reading glasses. I’ve yet to hear anyone say they were not extremely happy with their cataract surgery
Cataract surgery normally is lens replacement, it is usually approved when the cataracts disrupt one's daily life. . As RacerX750 mentioned above, sight improvement surgery has advanced considerably since LASIK surgery was first introduced during the 70s and there are several options available dependent upon your particular circumstances.

https://www.mayoclinic.org › tests-procedures › cataract-surgery › about › pac-20384765
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision. Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means ...
 

surffisher2a

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Had lasek done about 18 months ago, as other said, I only wish I had gotten it done much sooner. I am pretty sure I posted my whole experience on here in a different thread. If you search my username you should find it fairly easily since I don't post too often here.

EDIT:
I'll save you the trouble
 

muskyed

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Forgot to add, if you get lasix, make sure to keep your records on the corrections done as when it comes time to get cataract surgery, they will want to know what lasix corrections were done. As I learned, the eye doctor that did my lasix many years prior had retired and went out of business. My cataract surgery didn't go as hoped, and correction was not only off considerably, but one of my eyes was worse after than before. I have since been back to have scar tissue lazered off and that dramatically improved my vision, but it is starting to get blurry again, 9 months later. Not as bad as before though. For some reason my corrected vision after cataract surgery was having sharp vision at apx 10', and quite honestly it was OK as it worked for reading and driving.
 

td873

C is for Cookie
Gold Member
Silver Member
Got it done around 2004. Mine was awesome for about 12-15 years. Getting back to where I was prior to surgery now. If you are a candidate, I would recommend it. A highly successful elective procedure for most people.

-td
 

dirtvictim

Ignore the entitled they haven't earned respect
Highly recommend doing it. Some may need a tuneup later on but that's expected. 2008 and still perfect.
 
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