Anyone had LASIK or corrective eye surgery?

over 6 years ago from Michael Aleo, Founder at NAV

  • Justin BelcherJustin Belcher, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I had LASIK in 2004 and I'm so glad I did. I went from a really bad prescription (-7 and -7.5 I believe) to 20/15. The little things were the best parts about LASIK: seeing clearly when I woke up at night, or took a shower, or went swimming. You really take them for granted when you have crappy vision.

    Because my prescription was so severe my eyes have regressed a bit in the past few years. Since 2011 my eyesight has been 20/30, which is fine to go without correction—but I'm back to wearing glasses because I'm used to seeing things sharply. At least now I can wear fashionable and thin glasses =).

    I've worked on a computer daily since having the procedure done and never saw any issues with fatigue.

    3 points
    • Matthew R. MillerMatthew R. Miller, 6 years ago

      That is my exact prescription, and I've been facing some of the same fears as other posters in this thread. I'm 26 and have been worried about my eyes regressing, as well. I've been told to wait until your late 20's just to be safe, but I'm not sure that really has anything to do with it. How old were you when you had it done?

      1 point
      • Justin BelcherJustin Belcher, 6 years ago

        I was 23 when I had it done. At the time I had the procedure the general advice was everyone regresses in their 40s, so you're probably better off getting it done and enjoying it. I might have enough cornea left for one more "enhancement," but I'm not sure if I'll go through the trouble.

        1 point
    • Paul JPaul J, 6 years ago

      did you experience any halo effect as the person in the article,, describes? though sounds like he jumped back to work too quick. I'd probably schedule mine for a thursday and not go back to work till the following Monday.

      1 point
      • Spencer HammSpencer Hamm, 6 years ago

        I had lasik about 3 years ago, and don't regret it a bit. The hardest part is just the maintenance of just having to put drops in your eyes multiple times a day. They can get really dry for the first 3-6 months.

        It was about the 6-8 month mark for me before I was 100%. The halos and night blue vision took the longest to go away for me. The worst was stoplight's at night. It wasn't anything that I was worried about, and didn't make driving harder, just different.

        I'd do it again in a heartbeat. 3 years later and I'm still 20/15 (but my eyes were also stable for several years before I had the surgery, which is probably the biggest factor).

        As for fatigue, I did manage to have some when I was working 12+ hours a day in front of the computer, but it took several weeks for it to actual become eye dryness fatigue. Then again, I think under those circumstances anyone would have fatigue haha.

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      • Justin BelcherJustin Belcher, 6 years ago

        A little bit in the weeks following the surgery (and mostly at nighttime) but it went away by the time my eyes had fully healed.

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