Originally Posted by lilleah
I have wanted this surgery for a long time.
Without contacts or glasses, I am legally blind. I seriously cannot see a foot in front of me.
So the docs are trying to get me to get Lasik. But I was reading on the internet about it. And I got scared from all the un-known results, because there is no long-term studies about it. You CAN go blind, right on the chair, or when you get home. It's very possible. And that's what scares me the most. I couldnt risk total blindness.
So, it talks about how the long-term effects are un-known and blindness may be one of the effects.
BUT, on the other hand, people have loved it. Said they couldnt be happier, and wouldnt have it any other way. I dont know. The risks out wiegh the happiness for me. Im happy right where I am, and if my eyesight gets any worse, I will have to have this sugery. And I wouldnt be looking forward to it.
Please let us know how you're doing, and how it works out for you!
Im very interested.
I my self have wanted LASIK too, but this year (at 27) I found out I won't ever get it. There are multiple reasons for me not being able to get it done.
I have had glasses since I was 4. I am very very near-sighted. At this years check-up my contact prescription was -10.00 rt and -12.00 left. My glasses script was -11.75 rt and -14.75 left. I'm bad! My eyes change a 1/2 to full step each year. We were hoping that they would have stopped changing by now as I am getting older but they have not. Now, I can't even walk through the house with glasses on, they don't correct me enough to see right because of being off-set from the face! Getting LASIK would not get me back to 20/20 vision, I am too far gone. The cost would be high and I'd still need corrective lenses. That not being even the bad part. This year we can see retinal degeneration (LATTICE DEGENERATION is the exact kind I have) in both eyes. Because of the major stress on my eyes I am at a very high risk for retinal detachment. Getting hit in the head, falling, quick jerking of the head could cause it. He said even getting hit in the head with a tennis ball or playing rough with kids could cause it in me. So I have to be very careful. Now, doing the surgery could cause it quicker! It'd be too much stress on my eyes! So I just get to keep getting worse every year. My doctor did say though when I asked him if they kept going like this if I would go blind he said, most likely not, but I could get cataracts or glaucoma because of it.
It sucks, but I guess it's something I am just going to have to live with!
Good luck to you though with getting it done, I hope everything goes as planned and you see wonderfully afterwards!!