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Im presuming LASIK is some sort of laser eye surgery ; No ??

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Im presuming LASIK is some sort of laser eye surgery ; No ??
Yes. It's a fairly common eye surgery/procedure (or at least it's advertised a lot). Maybe it's called something different down-under.

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Im presuming LASIK is some sort of laser eye surgery ; No ??
Just for you Brent from the Wiki:

LASIK or Lasik (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea in order to improve visual acuity.[1] For most patients, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.[2]
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I had Lasik surgery about 10 years ago. Not one problem! I recommend it but, make sure you have an exceptional doctor (mine was Dr. Faubert in West Palm Beach, Fl.). I have no regrets what so ever!

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My sunglasses are Maui Jim Typhoons. In my highly biased opinion, they are the best sunglasses ever made, at least for my face. I used to wear Ray-Bans but bought my first pair of these perhaps 16 years ago. Nothing has ever fit me like the Typhoons have. Maui Jim stopped making them years ago, but used ones still sell well on eBay. I lucked out and got a new pair a couple years ago after one of my 2 pairs got damaged. A couple times in the past few years, I tried to buy something different but nothing would cut it. I may have to get a 3rd pair to store away.
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Yes. It's a fairly common eye surgery/procedure (or at least it's advertised a lot). Maybe it's called something different down-under.

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Yea, Laser Eye Surgery

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Just for you Brent from the Wiki:

LASIK or Lasik (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea in order to improve visual acuity.[1] For most patients, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.[2]
Ahh Thank you Charlie . . . For doing the hard yards

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Yea, Laser Eye Surgery
Yes…a pretty "straight-up" way of describing it!lol

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What about the "sparkly's" (small little flashes/sparkles of light)…and driving at night (oncoming headlights). I've heard these are two things that can occur shortly after the LASIK…but get better with time.

What causes the dry eyes?

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Hey Nick. I got through it pretty easy as far as possible side-effects go. I didn't get any "sparkly's". I haven't' driven at night much, only because I just don't go out much at night. The few times I have been out I have not noticed any glare nor had any issues with oncoming headlights or street lights.

The dry eyes are just a result of the eyes healing from the surgery. I'm not sure of the mechanics behind it, but that's the basic premise. the doc gave me some artificial tears to put in every 2 hours for the first 2 weeks. After that it's been about 4 times a day (when I remember or when they bother me). Overall, they don't dry out too much, and have been feeling dry and itchhy even less than they were when I started this thread.

Overall, I'm happy and would do it again. My eyes were 20/20 with glasses and are now 20/15 with LASIK. No more sweat and dust sticking to my lenses when I work outdoors or play in the dirt. Plus, I get to wear "cool" sunglasses now so, ya know... priorities.

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Overall, I'm happy and would do it again. My eyes were 20/20 with glasses and are now 20/15 with LASIK. No more sweat and dust sticking to my lenses when I work outdoors or play in the dirt. Plus, I get to wear "cool" sunglasses now so, ya know... priorities.
Thanks for the info.

Sounds like a very successful procedure & result!

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Sounds like a very successful procedure & result!
But unfortunately not covered by medical insurance in most cases. Although the procedure has come down in price considerably from what it was 10 years ago. I've seen it advertised around here for as low as $200 per eye. However, not sure I would trust anyone who wants to burn away parts of my cornea for that lowball price!
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I've seen it advertised around here for as low as $200 per eye.
Thats quite pricey, when Sir Fred Hollow's could cure people from Cataract for less than $25 for both eyes.

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Thats quite pricey, when Sir Fred Hollow's could cure people from Cataract for less than $25 for both eyes.
Cataract surgery done by an eye surgeon around here is going to run over several thousand dollars per eye. However, usually Medicare will cover 80% of that and most folks who have Medicare also carry a medi-gap policy in addition so the cost is usually zero bucks.

You have to remember that when cataracts are removed, an artificial lens has to be inserted in place of the old "dirty" lens that was cut away. And they ain't cheap!
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And they ain't cheap!
But thats my point in the above post. Fred Hollows revolutionised the removing of Cataracts, and replacing the lens, to the point, it only costs $25 to do. When I google him to get that link, there was one that said the cost of the lens is quite low now, b of Freds input.

This is where the Dr says, I'm the best at doing this, so this will cost you x amount. As Fred worked for free, to buy the Lens was less $25, so thats why we have the Fred Hollows Foundation, so for $25 they buy the Lens, and the Drs he has trained up do what they do to put them in. . . . .No matter what we do, we always get ripped by the Dr's.

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But unfortunately not covered by medical insurance in most cases. Although the procedure has come down in price considerably from what it was 10 years ago. I've seen it advertised around here for as low as $200 per eye. However, not sure I would trust anyone who wants to burn away parts of my cornea for that lowball price!
Yeah, not cheap. I got a discount through the vision plan we have at work. Since I've been paying in to it for years without needing to buy any new glasses, it isn't really a discount as much as me claiming back my premiums. $3400 before discount; $2800 after discount. It did include no cost surgical vision corrections for life and a few other things, like some "free" Oakleys and reading glasses... I wouldn't go to a $200 slash for cash place even if someone else was paying for it.

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$3400 before discount; $2800 after discount.
Almost exactly the price of an entry level new Mac Pro ($2999)!

Hmmm...better eyesight (plus some Oakley's) or a new Mac Pro??

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