NFR Lasik ?

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  1. JasonG

    JasonG Active Member

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    I was thinking about having my awful vision corrected by getting Lasik in the geater seattle area. Does anyone have any good advice on a quality place to go? Thank you in advance. Jason
     
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    Had mine done at Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute (PCLI) in Bellevue just over a year ago. Zero issues and its amazing waking up every morning and just being able to go. Really helped with fishing trips particularly an overnight hike.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    My place closed down. You shouldn't get it done unless your correction has been stable for the last 3-4 years otherwise you will need glasses again shortly.

    I've heard the UW hospital does a good job.
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    try agian
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Wife went to the same place in Belleview. Must have been 6 years ago. She had coke bottle bottoms for glasses. Border line blind without them. 20/20 now. Thought she has started to need readers for small print. Can't fix that. Caused by the lens getting stiffer with age.
     
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I have heard PCLI (as greenwater suggests) is top rated. As this has become some common, you will no doubt get many responses from those who have had the procedure.

    I've been debating on this question for a few years now myself. The big question is whether to correct both for near-sight (my main issue) and continue to wear glasses/readers/flip downs for close up or... have one done for near-sight and the other for far-sight thereby getting clear of glasses all together...or at least for some time? The second option spooks me a little bit. Has anyone had this done?
     
  7. JS

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    Clearly Lasik. Changed my life, I would recomend it a million times over.
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I had PRK done in the Navy while in operational staus. Two days of downtime and then back to full work with excellent vision. That was in 2001, ten years plus later and I'm still impressed at the difference in my vision and quality of life. Best of luck to you.
     
  9. Jeff Studebaker

    Jeff Studebaker Kayak Fly Angler

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    I had mine done six years ago,
    at Rutnin-Gimbel eye hospital in Bangkok.
    They did a great job - vision is 20/20, so far.
    However, keep in mind your eyes will keep changing as you age.
    Although my distance vision is still great,
    I'm eventually going to need reading glasses.
     
  10. Dan Cuomo

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    Anyone had this done after turning 50? If so how were/are the results?
     
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Mine was done shortly after 50. So what if a person needs stronger reading glasses. It sure is nice being able to read road signs with no glasses.
     
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    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    I had mine done 15-20 years ago at Will Vision (Brian Will) in Vancouver. I am just now reaching for the reading glasses at night, or when print is very small. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Zero issues
     
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    I agree. I was dam near blind before surgery. My surgery was 15 years ago. I am 56 and I wear glasses at night for driving, cheaters for tying flies. My Opt. can not believe I am not wearing glasses for reading, I do know that day is coming.
     
  14. jumbo215

    jumbo215 Jasper hickman

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    I had mine done by dr struab in bellvue and its been awsome, also I get free tune ups for life if I get an annual eye exam there! My only regret is not taking the drugs, I went totally sober and it was really weird. Also dr struab has nice eye candy walking around, a nice bonus. My insurance covered most of it also so check your plan!
     
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    had mine done 7 years ago, changed my life, no more fogging glasses on cold and hot days, i can wear sunglasses, not more itchy dry eyes, tear drop bottles, and contacts to mess with. my vision has stayed the same so far, very very good. recently however decided to get reading glasses for very small print and map reading. best thing i have ever done.....