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  • 18 Seconds to Glory! ... LASIK

    Nov 4, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Revolutionary technology with NO PAIN
    Cons: Why didn't they invent this 20 years ago?

    Summary: The Brotherhood of the Blinking Light Brigade added another member today....me. Yes....less than 12 hours ago I had laser surgery done on both of my eyes to correct a nearsightedness problem that I've had for over 30 years....and I am going to give you ... read more

  • Personal Eyes Clinic Sydney - Beware!

    Mar 21, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Saved wasted time by leaving as soon as possible
    Cons: Still need to wear contacts

    Summary: Having waiting up to 4 years for my eyes to stabilise with the view of getting laser correction, I finally visited Dr Chandra Balachandran at the personal eyes clinic in Sydney CBD (Level 10, 99 York St) to my disappointment.First of all after ... read more

  • poor patient care from optical express

    Aug 19, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: increased quality of life etc.
    Cons: Do not go with Optical Express, they have very poor patient care and communication.

    Summary: I had laser eye surgery 6 months ago in Optical Express Belfast. The shop staff were friendly, professional and informative. On the day of the procedure i was introduced to Evangelous Minos the surgeon who would perform the procedure. Everything was ok ... read more

  • Get two opinions before undergoing Lasik

    Mar 24, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing, if the results last. 
    Cons: Results didn't last, vision worse than before, dry eyes, double vision, frequent prescription changes

    Summary: I had Lasik eye surgery a number of years ago (1999-Dr. Vukich-Davis, Duehr, Dean-Madison, WI), and have learned a lot since having it not go well.  First, let me state that the day after was amazing...20/20 after being in contacts with "3 fingers ... read more

  • Worried going in... best decision ever made.

    Sep 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros:

    Very quick surgery
    Painless
    Now affordable


    Cons: So many issues have been documented, it can be frightening.

    Summary: I hated glasses and contacts for the longest time. I was never a glasses person. I wanted laser eye surgery forever and thought it was the right time to dig deeper into it. I researched this thing forever and finally landed on Dr. Dello Russo in NY. ... read more

  • Lasers are your friend

    Jul 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I can run without glasses and I'm not wearing glasses right now
    Cons: The first two hours after the procedure

    Summary: I finally got lasik surgery and I couldn't be happier. I had it done 10 days ago and am seeing 20/20. I have been wearing glasses since I was 15 (almost 25 years). I wore contacts off and on for a couple years, but never really liked it since I had to ... read more

  • Austin LASIK Eye Surgery, Howerton Eye Center

    May 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing staff! They helped every step of they way.Dr. Howerton is very caring.
    Cons: LASIK seems pricey, but worth every penny.

    Summary: I was becoming annoyed with my glasses and decided to try LASIK. Some of my friends had the procedure done by Dr. Howerton at the Howerton Eye Center. I visited his web site at www.howertoneye.com. I requested more information from the "Speak with Shawn" ... read more

  • The lesser of evils

    Dec 31, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Distance vision clear as a bell for the first time ever in my life.
    Cons: Traded moderate-to-severe myopia/astigmatism for significant farsightedness.

    Summary: Having lived with thick lenses for moderate-to-severe myopia and astigmatism for 40 long years (since the age of 8), I was ready for a miracle. The price had come down far enough (~$4k) and there were enough satisfied customers out there that it ... read more

  • Bad Vision Beware

    Mar 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: See clearly without aid
    Cons: Time limit on clear vision after surgery

    Summary: I had Lasik surgery on my eyes in 2004 after wearing glasses for 22 years. At the age of 2, I experienced amblyopia (one eye turns into your head and disappears), complicated by existing poor vision and astigmatism. I was basically legally blind without ... read more

  • 20/20 in 24 hours

    Feb 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No pain, very little discomfort, low price, excellent doctors, perfect vision.
    Cons: None whatsoever.

    Summary: I spent a lot of time researching laser-refractive eye surgery and decided some years ago to wait until wavefront became readily available and affordable before going ahead with it. I looked into various clinics in Peru (where I mainly live) and the UK ... read more

  • Medicine is Amazing

    Dec 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I can SEE 20/20!, no pain.
    Cons: Cost, potential side effects

    Summary: I was skeptical, as most people are, about Lasik surgery. However, everyone that I spoke with that has gone through Lasik has loved it. I even have a friend who had the surgery 4 years ago with no problems. So, despite the cost and my nerves I ... read more

  • No more glasses and I love it!

    Apr 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Surgery is quick, results are great
    Cons: expensive, doesn't work for everyone, hard for people with fears of touching eyes

    Summary: I had Lasik eye surgery done 1 year ago. I never actually thought I was going to be able to go through the actual surgery, but I did. I always said I was going to go to the consultation, but it took a very long time for me to even get the courage to ... read more

  • The Gift of Sight

    Mar 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I was blind and now I can see. Does it get any better than that?
    Cons: Not having it done years ago.

    Summary: If you are considering LASIK then this article is one you should read. This article details my recent LASIK experience, including all the nitty gritty details. I could not see my clock in the morning when I woke up even though it sat next to my bed ... read more

  • Worth every penny

    Feb 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many greats strides in technology & price, life changing.
    Cons: In my opinion, nothing.

    Summary: Last October, I was attending my company's mandatory benefits training. I didn't want to go, as I wasn't making any changes. But I'm am so glad I did. Part of the training was about an available flex account available to us. After hearing about it, ... read more

  • A $2000 miracle! I can see again!

    Apr 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You can see again!
    Cons: Some discomforts.

    Summary: I just had a $2,000 miracle! I can see things I havenít seen before in over 20 years. Itís unbelievable. I decided to give myself a birthday present. A really good one. Well, this is it. I got the Lasik surgery for both eyes. I ... read more

  • I Can Finally Shave My Legs In The Shower!

    Mar 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Painless, Immediate results
    Cons: Cost, possible complications

    Summary: Iíve had to wear glasses or contacts for the past 20 years and Iíve always hated it! I hate not being able to see my alarm clock in the morning or not being able to shave my legs in the shower! I had finally had enough of being blind without my glasses ... read more

  • LASIK's Poster Child!

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Certain people suddenly look more beautiful!
    Cons: Certain people suddenly look older and uglier!

    Summary: That's what my eye doctor called me last week when I went in for my three month check-up after my LASIK surgery in January. (See my previous two LASIK reviews...I promise this will be the last!) My vision is 20-15 overall and I couldn't be more ... read more

  • Lasik- Do It For Your Family

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Waterparks, snorkeling, swimming pools, ........
    Cons: None!

    Summary: Until last year, the only body of water that I had ever enjoyed with my husband, was a hot tub. He wore contacts, and he couldn't see without them. Our trips to the ocean had been dampered by his fear of getting salt water in his eyes and ... read more

  • Honey, What's That on the Wall?

    Mar 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: amazing positive results, financing available (yes, even for eyes), quick procedure and recovery
    Cons: few hours of discomfort, nervousness prior to the procedure

    Summary: I've been blinder than most bats since I was in 4th grade (yes, that was a VERY long time ago). Well over a year ago, my wife had LASIK surgery done to correct her vision. She was immensely impressed with the results. She'd worn glasses or contacts for ... read more

  • LASIK Follow-Up: Eye Caramba! Revisited

    Mar 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 20-20 Vision...no more contact lenses!
    Cons: Arbitrary visual enhancements somewhat spooky

    Summary: It has been a little over two months since I experienced a new outlook on life (see my Eye Caramba! epinion), and the time seems right to provide an update on my LASIK surgery. Approaching the one month follow-up exam, I became aware of a ... read more

  • Part II....Worth the Extra Grand!!

    Mar 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Being Able to See...What else can you say?!?!
    Cons: Look at my First Review!!

    Summary: Back on February 4th I shared with you my experience with Lasik, or lack there of considering I had not had the surgery. I was simply sharing a life altering experience to inform all considering the surgery or knowing a family member or friend who is to ... read more

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