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May 2009
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Styx [userpic]
Lasik

Time for "lens free living" tomorrow as I go in for iLasik surgery on both eyes.  I'm both excited and cautiously optimistic.  Employ a superstition and wish me luck!

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: "In Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel
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Good luck! Hope you are seeing clearly & lens free soon. And that you heal quickly!

Good luck, let me know how it goes. I've considered it!

Good luck!!

The surgery was a success! The iLasik procedure was performed on both of my eyes after 2pm yesterday, and at this morning's followup exam, I tested with 20/15 vision (better than 20/20). I could easily ready the very lowest line on their eye charts.
I was able to drive to the followup appointment myself this morning, and saw way more detail along the way than I saw with eyeglasses before.

When I woke up at 10pm on the night of the surgery, I could read the alarm clocks clearly without having to squint. When the morning light came through the bedroom window, I was able to see the texture of the sidewalk and individual blades of grass clearly from upstairs while still in bed.

Dr. Teplick and his staff are all top notch and personable. "How many fingers am I holding up?" They get two thumbs up from me and high fives. Check them out at www.oregonlaser.com (Teplick Custom Vision in Beaverton). $3500 covered both eyes, including the free pre-screening evaluation, pre-op and post-op evaluations. No regrets at all, except that I didn't do this sooner.

soo how is the Lasik working out for you?


I am tired of contact lenses

It was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. I had both eyes done at Teplick Custom Vision (www.oregonlaser.com) for $3500 (normally $2000 per eye). It eliminated the astigmatism in both eyes and gave me 20/15 vision (I can see further than people with 20/20 vision). There was a bit of a tradeoff in that I used to have exceptional close-up vision. Now I need to hold things further away than before the Lasik, but I can read fine print at arm's length. There are a lot of benefits to not needing glasses anymore (especially driving without them!), like being able to easily read alarm clocks without squinting, not dealing with wearing glasses in the rain, being able to use non-prescription sunglasses, etc. For contact wearers... just think of how much time it would save, and no more hassle with cleaners or purchasing new contacts. Teplick does iLasik (Intralase), so the flap is cut with a laser instead of a blade. This does a much better job, and only takes about 4 hours to heal instead of days. They're all incredibly nice people there and Dr. Teplick has done over 27,000 procedures, including the Trailblazers and many local TV personalities and other eye doctors. I did nearly a year of research before choosing him to do my Lasik. No regrets, other than not getting done sooner. I recommend it wholeheartedly. Better vision makes life even better. They do a complete compatibility exam for free, checking the health of your eye, corneal depth, etc., and tell you your options. Schedule an exam, and tell them that I referred you. (No, I don't get any bonus for the referral, but it may qualify you for the $500 corporate discount). You've nothing to lose but your glasses or contact lenses. :)

err I ment hows it working out 5months past now?