|| Laser eye surgery
||Feb. 1st, 2006 12:50 pm|
My boss is considering this procedure - anyone got any experiences?
A friend of mine had it done on both eyes for short sightedness. He´s got 20/20 vision now. :)
It depends what kind of thing you´re suffering from though. I wanted to have it done on my left eye because I have a partly scarred cornea from a car accident when I was 5, but they told me that it would not work for this kind of thing.
My flatmate in New York had it done. It damaged his night vision and made his eyes far more sensitive to smoke and other irritants. From what I understand, the increased sensitivity and decreased night visions are very common side effects.
When last I checked, I wasn't even a candidate for the procedure because of the severity astigmatism in both eyes.
Might want to check whether it's an acceptible procedure for certain activities. If you only watch TV in your spare time OK but I'm not sure about, say, getting a pilot's licence. I do know you can't become a train driver if you've had it done which suggests there are issues.