Anybody had Lasik done? It Seems Like My Eyesight Went Overnight

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Baron, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    Man, it seems like everything close up is now blurry and hard to read unless I push it away from me. This sucks. I made it to 47 without glasses but I guess my eyesight was bound to fade eventually.

    The thing is, I don't want reading glasses or prescription lenses.

    Has anybody ever had Lasik done? I'd like to hear your experience and if you recommend it.

  2. newwurldmn


    I thought about lasik but they said I might still need reading glasses. What was the point then? However, my wife got it in 2002 and no issues at all.
  3. Sprout


    Give GlassesOff app a go. It’s cheaper than lasik but requires commitment. Works on principals of neuroplastiscity.
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  4. destriero


    I've taken astaxanthin, idebenone etc., for years, but my vision has gone from 20/10 to 20/20. I would give supraphysiologic-dosing of those a try for six months before going under the laser. Anyway, be sure to get recommendations on docs. They do FU on occasion.

    No, haven't needed Lasik.
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  5. Pekelo


    Welcome to the club! When your eyes are not good for close or far...

    My wife's Lasik went back to the same after 5+ years. That was about 15 years ago so they might have better technology and results nowadays. When I asked an eye doctor about it for me, he said not everybody is a good candidate for it. He mentioned something different, a built in, implantable eye contact. He said that never goes back to the old vision, and although it is more expensive, it is also more enduring.

    I haven't looked up what he was talking about, but maybe something to consider. Lasik used to dry one's eye out, although time heals that, I think. But you have to use an eye dropper for 6+ months if not forever.


    "Implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery is an effective, safe, and quick procedure that permanently corrects a patient's vision. The procedure only takes around 15 minutes and involves placing a lens between a person's iris and lens without damaging the corneal tissue."
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  6. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    As in what dosage?
  7. destriero


    I'll PM links. 300mg ideb. 24mg astaxanthin for 5 days, and then 12mg maintenance.

    300mg idebenone with breakfast.
    12mg astaxanthin daily after 5d at 24mg.
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  8. Banjo


    Ditto, Did this on Dest's recco 5 yrs. ago. I'm 55.
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  9. Sorry to hear that.

    Most Lasik trades near-sighted vision for far-sighted vision.... usually requires reading glasses even when successful.

    Saw a story on some news program (like Dateline) where the doc who developed Lasik was now having second thoughts. Something about "cutting into a healthy eye with a percentage of devastating outcomes". Went so far as to say he "regretted" his work in Lasik.

    (Considered Lasik for myself and decided to pass.)

    Hope your situation gets better.
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  10. stepan7


    I am using this sort of glasses.
    Keklle Vision Correction Glasses Eyesight Protection Glasses Prevention of Near Eyesight A...

    The thinner the holes the better.

    Search amazon for “glasses with holes”.
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