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Feb 5, 2011
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laser eye surgery?

Anyone got laser eye surgery? I was thinking of getting it done this summer... hate wearing glasses now...

Currently 26yrs old and this age would be perfect?

How much will it cost total?

I think my insurance company will only cover $850 dollars and they rest I will have to pay...

Can anyone recommend which place decent so I'm not getting scammed?

Is there anyway to compare actual price vs. If I tell have insurance? Wonder if they increase if I tell them i have insurance?

Thanks
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There's a long thread on this exact topic. Start reading here. I'm sure many of your questions will be answered there.

I haven't had it done though I would love to! A friend had it done last year and she loves the results. She paid 5K. I think you'll be looking at 4-5K in total, with or without insurance. I doubt that they would care if you have insurance or not.
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Mine wore off at around the ten year mark. Back to glasses.
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If you look hard enough, you will find reasons not to do it. Yes, it is a risk, but it is minimal for the benefits it brings. You can lower the risk by going to a reputable doctor/clinic. Bochner/Herzog are the names I would trust. Yup, they're more expensive, but I didn't want to cheap out on something like eye surgery. Read the existing thread - lots of opinions there, but keep in mind, like all forums, the loudest voices will be from those who had complications, and they represent a pretty small percentage of the people who have had it done.
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milhaus wrote: but keep in mind, like all forums, the loudest voices will be from those who had complications, and they represent a pretty small percentage of the people who have had it done.
True enough, but this is not like buying an automobile or a boat or something where, ultimately, it is just money and you can eventually buy another one. If your eyes are screwed up, sorry, even if you are in the 0.1% who had a problem you are done. They're an irreplaceable part of your body, rather than just money. I actually went to an optometrist once who was actually a victim of getting serious vitreous floaters after laser eye surgery.

Considering that vitreous floaters are generally benign, this is not even considered to be a "complication" by most ophthalmologists.
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The prices have come down drastically, and it is a great investment considering what we can pay for glasses and contacts every two years!

I think you need to confirm stigmatism issues as well. Cover all your basis! Best of luck =)
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Got mine done in 2008 from Yonge Eglinton Laser, paid $4500. Best investment ever
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tkl wrote: Mine wore off at around the ten year mark. Back to glasses.
same happened to me
was there no guarantee?
I've had three different procedures (Lasik twice and PRK the third time)
I only paid for the first procedure
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immortal1981 wrote: same happened to me
was there no guarantee?
I've had three different procedures (Lasik twice and PRK the third time)
I only paid for the first procedure
He probably opted for $600 eye rather than $4k total so no guarantee i'm assuming.

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