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Author Topic: Lasik  (Read 223 times)

Offline Deerhead

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« on: August 21, 2020, 03:52:28 PM »
Well as we approach hunting season I am getting excited.  This will be a new experience for me.  I will be looking at this year with new eyes.  Yes literally.  I had Lasik eye surgery last month.  I have warn eyeglasses since I was in the 3rd grade.  Yes, that has been a long time ago.  Glasses just hurt.  They are an inconvenience.  Rain makes it impossible to see. Sweat drips on them.  The stems wear into you head making intentions. The bridge causes sores on your nose.  Oh and not to mention the headaches. 
I have wanted Lasik for several years.  Years ago, my eye doctor said I was not a candidate because I had a astigmatism.  But these last few years I have been reading they can correct vision even if you have a astigmatism.  So I started going to the doctor back in January and July I had the surgery.  I still have to wear 1.0 reading glasses.  But driving, watching TV, working out doors, hunting, I do not need any glasses.  I see just fine.  I pulled out the bow this week.  No problem at all.  I could see the pins and target clearly. 
Looking forward to deer season. No fogging glasses when I wear a toboggan or face mask.  No rain splattering on my glasses as I try to drive the ATV back to camp with its raining.  Just maybe I can see that big buck as he sneaks by…. Well that is if I am not taking a power nap. 
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« on: August 21, 2020, 03:52:28 PM »
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Lasik
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 05:03:40 PM »
good to hear now the i can't see excuse is gone
turkey season is coming month of may

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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Lasik
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 05:08:28 PM »
Congrats Deerhead, sounds great!
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Re: Lasik
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 06:03:33 PM »
 Congrats! I would love to see my front sight, too  but I've been told I'm not a good candidate for lasik
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Offline Split toe

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Re: Lasik
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2020, 07:39:02 PM »
Awesome Deerhead glad things went well now you got no excuse if you miss that big boy...  @--0--0105
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: Lasik
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 11:04:11 AM »
LASIK is great. I too had glasses strapped to my head when I was a toddler otherwise I would walk into walls. Went from glasses, to soft lenses, finally LASIK. Got older, then cataract surgery and they implanted lenses in my eyes. New knees, new wrist and other stuff. I am ˝ way to being a cyborg 🤪

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Re: Lasik
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 02:48:04 PM »
Awesome. I had glasses from teenage years to in my fortys. Had Lasik done in 1999. No more cold nose. You can pull face mask up over your nose.  My peripheral vision improved. No more astigmatism. No more seeing  glasses frame when looking through peep sight. No more sore nose due to bent glass frame. As my daughter said, " now you can wear cool sunglasses dad." I have to wear reading glasses in poor lighting or small font.

Your quality of sight and life has improved. Enjoy!!
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Offline yari

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Re: Lasik
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2020, 04:19:37 PM »
i haven't pulled the trigger yet, but i'm close to needing a new script. maybe that is the answer

i've had several friends that did it years ago and now had to go back to glasses. anyone else?

congrats. i'd be excited to
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Re: Lasik
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2020, 09:39:12 AM »
Glad to see that it worked out well for you, I understand all the issues you were dealing with. I never needed glasses until I was 46, still wearing them and I hate it. I won't do contacts because I don't like sticking things in my eyes. I have enough problems doing that unintentionally, don't intend to do it on purpose.
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Re: Lasik
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2020, 11:09:23 AM »
I had the surgery in 2003....still good (well, except at my age I need to old faithful drug store readers).
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