: Laser eye surgery
08-23-2002, 05:13 PM
Like many of the members here, I need corrective lenses while driving.
I usually wear contacts while sledding because glasses just seem to fog up all the time.
I have been considering laser surgery for about a year now, considering all the sports I play I think it would be a good investment.
I have had problems in the past with contact popping out while riding hard or while playing hockey or other sports.
Has anyone had it done, if so, what do you think.
Thanks for the help.
08-23-2002, 05:22 PM
I had friends who had that done and they said it was the best money they ever spent.
08-23-2002, 05:25 PM
That is what I have heard as well.
08-23-2002, 06:19 PM
I can be overly cautious on some issues. *While I would indeed love to ditch the specs, you only have one set of eyes. *If they mess up, then there is no going back. *To me, even the ever so slightest chance at losing my sight is enough to keep me away. *I enjoy sledding, hiking, tinkering on my old cars, and living in the country. *Me, I'd fuss with the glasses.
08-24-2002, 12:42 AM
I had it done to one eye, because I only had one bad eye. *I am very happy with my results. I have more than a dozen friends that have had it done and they are all happy. They will prescreen you to tell you if you are a good candidate and make SURE you deal with a well established provider.
I'm thinking about getting it done also.. I'm like blind without my glasses or contacts.. Well I can see but everything looks like blurry spots http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
I've had glasses ever since I can remember, I think I got them when I was 4 or 5 years old or something. Now I'm getting so sick of it.. Imagine what it must be like to have an alarm clock on the other side of the bedroom and be able to see the time on it from the bed, without having to look for the glasses first http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
As soon as I get the money for it I'm gonna get them done..
08-26-2002, 09:31 AM
Any tips on how to find a good doctor? I want it done too, but have been hesitant.
08-26-2002, 11:52 AM
Not to alarm anyone but i heard about a year ago that laser eye surgury can affect your night vision. *
Thats all i heard. *I love hunting and dooing and anything with driving and night vision is key. *
Fortunatly my eye sight is 20/20 so i dont need to worry about it.
08-26-2002, 03:13 PM
Yup, only compaint I've heard is the night vision problem. *It'd be a moot point for me. *Doesn't scare me off.
08-26-2002, 03:34 PM
I found this article if anyone is interested.
I've done quite a bit of research on this and have found the procedure to be very safe.
I have visited 5 different clinics in Ontario now and they all believe I would be an excellent candiate for the operation.
I have not decided what I am going to do yet but I will keep everyone posted.
08-26-2002, 06:51 PM
Ive also got a cousin that got it done. *When he had it done the doctor recommended that he get one Eye done for long range and one for reading or short range. *
He had it done and it bugged the #### out of him. *He had lots of problems. *He went back and had them re do it so they were both long range. *There were a few problems but it worked out. *Now he drives and does everything with out glasses but needs them to read. *
It may be diffrent for other people.
08-26-2002, 07:24 PM
I've had people mention it to me about me getting my eyes done. We have to wear safety glasses here at work all the time, so I can't really ditch em.
08-26-2002, 11:50 PM
I have had no problems with night vision at all. A doctor that would correct the eyes to be different is one of the ones that you would want to stay away from.
08-27-2002, 10:23 AM
t-head, where'd you get it done? *Bonner Clinic in Grand Rapids? *Or did you head to the Cities?
08-27-2002, 10:50 AM
I went to Northern Refractive Surgery in Duluth. There is also a good one in Crosby. Northern also does work out of Virgina which may save you some drive. Crosby is less expensive and does more work. A few of us went to Northern, some went to Canada, and most went to Crosby.