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I Had Laser Eye Surgery

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    The Best Thing I Have Ever Done

    I am 23 and had laser eye surgery when I was 21. My prescription had been stable for 3 years and my cornea was sufficiently thick so I was able to go ahead with it. Two years on and I am absolutely over the moon to be free from glasses! I sound just like a cheesy informercial I...
    curiouscat86 curiouscat86 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Just Had Ilasik Done A Week Ago!

    The results are outstanding! I opted for the more expensive WaveFront eye mapping procedure, but it is totally worth the money! I actually got about $500 off for paying up front in cash. I had two appointments to check and measure my eyes, then had my operation. The only part...
    love2phose love2phose 31-35, M Dec 23, 2010

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    Very Beneficial Technology

    I had Laser eye surgery approx. 5 years ago. Best thing ever ! I wore glasses for 40 years and was sick & tired of scratches, bent frames and  dirty lenses . Had a fling with contacts in the late 70's but after a year ,my eyes would no longer accept...
    Primotee Primotee 51-55, M 2 Responses May 23, 2010

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    I Had It Done But I Hated It.

      I got it done as well but my vision is still slightly blurry.  The op was a nightmare, painful, and I had a panic attack and was in tears after for ages. When I have the check ups it's really annoying, coz the optician tells me what I should think, rather than what...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13, 2009

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    I wanted to have laser eye surgery

    since I knew it was possible, and I finally did it just this February. $3000 Some people have said that's expensive, but to never have to worry about falling asleep with my glasses on, or losing my friends at the waterpark, it's so worth it. I'm so happy, although I'm constantly...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Sep 26, 2014

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    My Experience With PRK! Video Included!

    I had a really positive experience with my laser eye treatement! it cost me just shy of 2000 dollars but was totally worth it. My recovery time was quick, no more discomfort within 3 days, and was back to work at day 6! If you want to hear about the specifics of the whole process...
    cloudedjourney cloudedjourney 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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