I’m thinking about getting LASIK for my 30th - erm, 29th - birthday. I’ve always had bad eyes, and am currently around -3.25/-2 with very minor astigmatism. I haven’t gone to get a consultation yet.
I wear glasses about 85% of the time, as contacts drive me crazy. And yes, I know that getting rid of the glasses will decrease my naughty librarian allure. It is something I’ll have to weigh in my decisionmaking process.
For those of you who have had LASIK/PRK or whatever, what was your experience?
How did you pick your Dr.?
Any other words of wisdom?
Best money I ever spent.
I researched every Lasik doctor in the area. Make sure they have done lots of them, have been established in the area for some time. Look for testimonials from the doctor’s family or relatives.
Also makes sure and pay extra for:
For diagnostics and the best possible assessment and measurements:
Orbscan II technology
VISX Custom View (WaveScan)
IntraLasik with IntraLase laser (for creating the flap)
VISX Star S4 ActiveTrak Excimer laser (for the actual surgery)
Do not go with anything but the ALL LASER procedure. These are your only eyes and paying a few thousand more for the best technology is worth every penny.