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Old 03-15-2006   #1
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Eye glasses suck--need recomendations for Lasik

Eye glasses suck for kayaking. They fog way too much in the cold run off. Lot's of times, I'm going down a creek half blind.

I've tried everything to keep them from fogging. I've probably tried 6 different products, including lemon pledge, rainX besides the usual suspects.

I want Lasik. My doc said they can do it for $2000 per eye. That's unreasonable.

Anyone have cheaper recommendations in the Front Range/Denver area?

Thanks much.

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Old 03-15-2006   #2
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eye glasses just plain suck... try sunglasses and contacts. Can you wear contacts? Just bring an extra pair for the drive home, just in case.

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I got mine for $1000 per eye

I got mine done about 6 years ago. I live in Steamboat, and a local doctor did the lasix in Denver - he rented machine time down there. It was the best decision I have ever made - 20-20 and NO GLASSES OR CONTACTS. Seems weird that the same procedure is twice as much. I would shop around. Don't let price be your only consideration though, it is your eyes we are talking about.

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Old 03-15-2006   #4
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I hear your lasered vision will never be as good as contact/glasses corrected vision. I get about 20-11/20-13 with glasses, but couldn't do better than 20-20 with lasik. Not a big deal unless you are into astronomy or anything with real detail.

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I just got mine done by allen roberts. He's in littleton and I am seeing 20/15.. Can't believe it took me this long to get lasik done. I love it.

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Old 03-16-2006   #6
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You could head up to Canada and have it done for about half that price - plus airfare. They use the same and sometimes better equipment up there that hasn't been "approved" by the FDA yet. I was going to do it but found out my corneas are too thin to take it. Focus Night and Day contacts work great for me. They are the newer type of lens and they fit tight on the eye. I have been splashed right in the face so many times and the lenses stay put. I've opened my eyes under water and they stay put. You might give them a try.
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I could deal with 20-15, how much per eye?
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I had mine done by Karen Heuer. She rocks. Must admit that it cost me about $2000 per eye. Like it was said above that you might not want the cheapest deal you can get....sometimes you get what you pay for. I have been between 20-10 and 20-15 in both eyes. I could read the clock on the wall right when I sat up. Frickin ridiculous. I'm like one of those people who never had glasses and now take my vision for granted. Her deal is also that if you have the surgery and you're not better than 20-40 in 6 months, then she'll do a revision at no extra cost. The $2000 also covers about 10 check ups - pre surgery, 1 day, 2 days, 5 days, 10 days, 1 month, 6 month, 1 year, 2 years. My dad had mono vision done by her - he's 55. He sees 20-20 now and was legally blind. Worth every penny to be able to not have to deal with contacts or glasses as a creek boater.
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Old 03-16-2006   #9
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Yea, I agree that I don't want the cheapest, but since I see adds at $400 per eye, I assume I can do better than $2000 per eye.

Also, I think they all pretty much use the same machine. There's very little human interaction, so I don't think the doctor quality comes into play much, except to catch the people who shouldn't use the system. I don't think this is rocket science........
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got mine done 4 years ago, and I still have better than 20/20 vision.

done in denver.... by icon ... only 500 an eye!!!
I did a lot of research, and this doctor had done a lot of surgeries with
his lazer- and had a high success rate. that's all you need.



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