My mom, our old babysitter, and most of my mom's friends have had it done. My mom had to have her left eye done twice, second time at no cost. Hers has been the only problem I've heard of. Basically, the first time, it just didn't take, but her right eye was great. Dr. re-did it two weeks later and she's fine. That was five years ago.
I have not had Lasik, but I have had eye surgery which was actually much more evasive than Lasik (FDA study ICL http://www.staar.com/html/visian-icl.html), and that still wasnt all that bad. Don't be nervous, try to relax, when you are able to see without correction its the greatest thing ever.
I have several friends that had Lasik, one had to get it redone, but that was over 9 years ago, its been perfected a lot since then, and everyone I know that has done it loved it.
A teacher I worked for had it done a couple of years ago. No problems with the surgery and has had perfect vision ever since. Wishes she had done it earlier. Someone else I know is very, very happy with the results. Neither of them said that anything about the surgery frightened them.
I can't do it because I have something wrong with my corneas called Recurrent Corneal Abrasion. For the rest of my life I have to put drops in my eyes every two hours and a special ointment in my eye at bedtime which is a real mess but better than having my cornea tear and cause intense pain.
I had LASIK done 6 1/2 years ago and I still think it is THE best thing I ever did for myself. Junthor, if your procedure is anything like mine was, they'll give you a sedative and you'll be fine.
I guess I was lucky - I had hardly any complications. But then, I didn't really expect any since I was tested thoroughly to make sure I was a good candidate. I did have a bit of dry eye for about six months - I had to put drops in regularly and use an ointment at night (similar to what Wendybird mentioned) to keep my eyes lubricated, but that eventually subsided.
my boyfriend did it! and i video taped it he did both eyes at oncevery sore afterwards, but he no longer wears glasses! his night vision isnt as good anymore
Whoooa! I'm not sure I would like to see what they were doing to my eyes! I had both mine done at the same time as well. I had to sleep with these clear plastic eye shields on for about two weeks afterward so I wouldn't rub my eyes.
I had LASIK done nine years ago. I had worn glasses/contacts for 35 years, and was quite blind without them. The most amazing thing was lying down for the procedure with everything being one big blur, then sitting up a few minutes later and being able to see a slightly blurry clock on the wall. By morning, everything was crystal clear.
I did it in January and it is amazing!! It's not the most pleasant feeling in the world but the results are definitely worth it! My vision is now 20/15!! Better than 20/20!! I love it!! I actually posted about it a few days after my surgery. You can read about my experience here....
Wow. I hate to be a wet blanket on the question of Lasik, but they really can go wrong. Kathy Griffin is partially blind in one eye, because of a bad LASIK surgury. She is very much against them. You might want to check it out.
Basically, my rule of thumb right now is that if any surgury is volunteer, stay away from it. Don't subject yourself to the risk. Glasses work just fine for me.