Thread: Lasik, PRK, and epi-lasik
9/01/2010 11:20pm, #11
I went from something worse than 20/800 to 20/15 (better than 20/20) within a year. It was totally worth it.
9/01/2010 11:59pm, #12
- Join Date
- Mar 2007
- Vancouver, BC
- BJJ, judo, rapier
To keep it short and sweet for bullshido, I'll just say that lasik was not an option due to boxing (none of the doctors would do it and I can't get a straight answer if I can get sanctioned with lasik) and I simply do not have enough time off to get PRK done.
I'm sure nobody really cares, but I started this thread and I felt I should end it. I'm thinking maybe I'll give contacts another shot.
9/02/2010 7:28am, #13
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
To be fair I don't think the surgery is the wrong thing to do for many people. If I was not heavily into contact sports I would probably get lasik. After reading about the real healing process involved with PRK (by happy customers who highly recommend the surgery) I realized that I don't feel I would be happy. I don't want to wait months to years to have 'crisp' vision, and honestly I don't think I could handle halo's, light sensitivity, or starbursts if they didn't go away. I also don't think they do go away, I just think people learn to tolerate them. I noticed a lot of the people say they don't notice those effects, not that the effects have gone away.
I guess it just came down to that I don't want to pay $3800.00 for something that just might work. Glasses give me 20/15 vision right now. The doctor said I could get as good as 20/15, probably would get 20/20, but that they consider it a success if the patient gets 20/40. I think that if the operation wasn't 100% successful, I would hate myself and wouldn't be able to cope. It is risk vs reward. I just don't feel the reward is worth the risk. Unlike many people who seek this surgery, it's not because I dislike glasses, or because I want cosmetic effects. It was simply because I thought it would improve my ability in sports. But when I weight being able to go on a long run without glasses or see better in boxing with the potential of problem vision forever, or losing my job I just can't talk myself into it.
I'm sure I'm over thinking it, but I rather error on the side of caution. I don't lose anything from making the wrong decision by not having the surgery. If having the surgery was the wrong decision I'm screwed for the rest of my life."a martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence" - Kenji Tomiki
9/02/2010 11:05am, #14