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    Default LASIK eye surgery

    I got my LASIK eye surgery done last week, and taking things a bit easier until they settle in.

    Driving at night was different. I had a wider field of vision than I'm used to.
    I my have to change my picture to one without glasses.
    During the day, I'm still using sunglasses.

    I'm looking forward to skiing and swimming with my new retooled eyes.
    So far, just looking around at everything is kind of fun.

    http://www.clearlylasik.com/
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    Terry,

    Do you know if there is any kind of lasik that repairs old eye reading problems. My vision is near perfect, all but the reading thing. I don't like the idea of contacts, (if they even make them for that) so I run around with a pair of readers in my pocket.

    Oh, and did it hurt???

    bob...

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    Well, I'm old too, so I have the readers too.

    Some people go in for "mono" vision.
    One eye is done for reading, the other for distance.

    That might have been a good idea.

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    So they do have something for reading. That might be the ticket. I have been carrying these readers around for 15 years.

    bob...

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    problem with the reading thing--your eyes just keep getting older--you will either need glasses again in a few years, or to have the surgery redone.

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    I should have known. I'm not big on surgery, as most of are not. I might get up enough nerve to have it done once, but twice or thrice. I think not!

    Anyone know where I can find some good readers for under $10.00?

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    I get mine at Big Lots.....usually 3 for 10 dollars. I have also bought them on the internet at very reasonable prices. I have many pair, because I lose and but them a lot! Also, I like a 2.0 for computer use, but a 2.5 for detail work.

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    I have been using Foster Grants that I found at a Drug Store once, they have a clip on them like an ink pen. Now I don't drop so many of them when I bend over. And you only get one shot at that when your fishing. They are a little pricey, but one pair last a long time.

    I guess your a big chicken like me huh Jimbo?

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    Ahaaaa.... the benifits of growing old.

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    HA!! I buy my "readers" at the dollar store (Dollar General). 1.75-2.25 strength. They actually cost $1.00 for a pair. I abuse them, sticking them in my pants pocket and dropping them on concrete etc.

    I usually buy 6-8 pairs every 2 mos or so and then just toss them in the trash when they get scratched or damaged.

    $6-$8 every 2mo for glasses,--far less money than buying my morning cup of coffee at the convenience store.

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    For those that just need reading glasses, it wouldn't be an issue.

    I needed glasses when I woke up in the morning.
    Now when I go skiing, I can see everything.
    It hasn't been that way for me since my 40's.

    I'm looking forward to swimming in Mexico soon, being able to see when I'm in the water.

    http://www.clearlylasik.com/
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    Can you swim underwater with your eyes open? I would think the lenses would float away.

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    Ahaaaa.... the benifits of growing old. Cass

    But consider the alternative.

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    I hadn't considered that one Bob. Maybe readers aren't such a bad thing after all.


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    my wife had it done about 6 months ago. took about the same time as a dentist visit. first noticeable thing she realized was being able to see the clock when she first woke up. nice upgrade for such a short treatment. only thing is its considered elective so wasn't covered under insurance. and its not cheap.

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