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#1056213 - 11/28/08 08:38 PM Eye Surgery - LASIK
archer19
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Eyes are one of the most important pieces of gear you have.

I had LASIK on Sept. 25th and it was worth every penny. NEW WORLD!! Anybody else had it done?

If you have considered it, just get it done.
I went from being a finger counter, basically blind as a bat to 20/10. Man I can see!!!
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#1056563 - 11/29/08 10:46 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: archer19]
B Strong
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Sistr in law had it done about 6 or 7 years ago. She went from having to wear glasses to not using them at all.
After this long she says it still works fine and she can tell no degradtion to her sight.

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#1056594 - 11/29/08 11:02 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: B Strong]
tndoe
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yall keep talking, I'm listening.
I HATE wearing glasses!
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#1056639 - 11/29/08 11:44 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: tndoe]
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My wife did it 5 years ago and says it's the smartest thing she's ever done. I plan to do it one of these days.
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#1056832 - 11/29/08 04:55 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Gravey]
pastorbmp
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Had it about 5 years ago. Worked great...I went from worse than 20/500 to 20/20. Only problem, I have some problem seeing in dim conditions. Still worth it.
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#1056894 - 11/29/08 06:03 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: pastorbmp]
paradis1142
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I need to have it done, Im blind.
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#1056979 - 11/29/08 07:10 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: paradis1142]
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Christy had it done!!Best thing I ever did!!
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#1057552 - 11/30/08 09:59 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Big J]
archer19
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I kept putting it off because of the price. But after having it done, I'd gradly have paid triple.
Procedure: about 15 to 20 seconds per eye. 1 day of lying in the bed. No problems whatsoever.

If you're sick of glasses, just bite the bullet and have it done.
Not to say that something couldn't go wrong, surgery is surgery.

But wow, I'm thankful every morning when I wake up that I don't have to go reaching for those glasses.
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#1058773 - 11/30/08 09:13 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: archer19]
Catfish007
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I had it done about 6 years ago. The first few months driving at night was ruff. The on coming car lights were real bright, that did pass after about 4 months.
It is well worth it, the feeedom of not having to wear glasses is great.

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#1058956 - 12/01/08 03:03 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Catfish007]
Tn_Va_Hunter
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I'd love to have it done. I hate wearing glasses. If you don't mind me asking where did you have it done and how much was it?
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#1058988 - 12/01/08 05:19 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Tn_Va_Hunter]
archer19
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#1059365 - 12/01/08 08:42 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: archer19]
Carlos Viagra
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Yea, where do you recommend and what's the price range?
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#1059450 - 12/01/08 09:35 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Carlos Viagra]
archer19
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Had it done at TLC Center in Johnson City

Have 3 prices:
995.00
1695.00
1995.00 per eye

depends on your eyes, have astigmatism probabaly puts you into the highest price. mine was 4200.00 total with lifetime commitment.

Check their website: TLC.COM sometimes the run specials or have printable discount coupons. The take some types of insurance
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#1060051 - 12/01/08 01:25 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: archer19]
JimFromTN
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I had it done 5 years ago and I love it. No more foggy glasses while trying to shoot.

Its a pretty easy procedure but if you are worried then I'd stick with a real doctor that is associated with a hospital. They aren't going to let some quack with a certificate in that got their lasik machine off of ebay. I had Stewart Shofner do mine. I don't know where he is now but he was associated with Baptist. Jeffrey Horn is another good one. He used to be associated with Vanderbilt. I don't know if he still is.

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#1060105 - 12/01/08 01:53 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: JimFromTN]
buckslayer1919
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i also had it done about 6 years ago it is well worth the money i used Campbell Cunningham here is the website and it was right at $2000 a eyes $4000.00 total. http://www.ccteyes.com/

Brad
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#1060126 - 12/01/08 02:07 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: buckslayer1919]
NoNtYpiCaL1
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Thought about doing it but afraid of the problem of blinding lights in the dark. I work driving at night and would hate to have that complication. Let me hear your experiences with this.
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#1060959 - 12/01/08 07:43 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: NoNtYpiCaL1]
archer19
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With all the testing they did on me, they can give you percentages for probabilty for certain side effects. Certainly they can guarantee nothing. But they also told me that they turn away as many people as the do the procedures on. Where I went, if they don't think you will have a very good outcome they won't perform the surgery.

Personally I have had zero effects other than being able to see like a HAWK!!!!
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#1061131 - 12/01/08 08:52 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: archer19]
pastorbmp
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TNlasik in Knoxville. I had both eyes done for $1500. They ran a "special" for awhile, I do not know what their price is now.
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#1062638 - 12/02/08 03:41 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: pastorbmp]
ratsnakeboogy
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 Originally Posted By: pastorbmp
TNlasik in Knoxville. I had both eyes done for $1500. They ran a "special" for awhile, I do not know what their price is now.


Ditto, I paid $1600 or $1700 total on special. DR. Colby Stewart. TNlasik has a website.

I would have paid $5000 if I had known it would be this good.

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#1071602 - 12/07/08 09:01 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: NoNtYpiCaL1]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: NoNtYpiCaL1
Thought about doing it but afraid of the problem of blinding lights in the dark. I work driving at night and would hate to have that complication. Let me hear your experiences with this.


I had just slight haziness with lights at night for about 6 months, but it clearup up.

My last eye exam I read EVERY LETTER ON THE BOTTOM LINE of the eye chart with no glasses.

My only regret is that I waited so long before having it done. Now I'm in my mid-50s and need reading glasses for anything within arm's length. I can follow a blood trail if the drops are pretty clear, I have to carry glasses for those tiny drops on red and yellow leaves that you have to hold up to see if it's really blood.
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#1071766 - 12/07/08 11:13 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: jakeway]
Howa
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I had it done at Arrowsmith in Nashville 9 years ago, and it was worth every penny. I'm still better thatn 20/20 after 9 years!!! No glasses, no contacts, and I can see when I wake up! Highly recommend to anybody that is thinking about it.
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#1072546 - 12/08/08 02:01 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Howa]
Allen Sullivan
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I have tried several doctors to do it on me, but they all said the same thing I can't have it done \:\(
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#1073269 - 12/08/08 08:22 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Allen Sullivan]
archer19
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 Originally Posted By: Allen Sullivan
I have tried several doctors to do it on me, but they all said the same thing I can't have it done \:\(



sorry man! but be grateful they were honest enough to tell you.
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#1079563 - 12/11/08 08:25 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: archer19]
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My wife had it done about 12 years ago, back when it was silly expensive. They did offer like a lifetime warranty where they would fix it if poor vision returned. She has since had it redone once and a third in one eye. They can no longer correct her vision and she will need reading glasses again soon.
I almost forgot how blind she used to be. But the overwhelming joy she had in seeing how the world really looks was worth it.
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#1080688 - 12/12/08 02:11 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: dogmatik]
Smoke
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I had my eyes done 6 months ago and it was the best investment i have ever made. Got tired of foggy glasses when the moment of truth came and dont have to worry about that anymore. I had an astigmatism in both eyes and my right eye was pretty bad but now i have 20/20 vision in my right eye and a little better in my left.
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#1087185 - 12/16/08 02:36 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Tn_Va_Hunter]
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i had it done two yrs ago and wish now id done it ten yrs ago. the procedure is uncomfortable but painless and well worth every penny
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#1100154 - 12/24/08 06:03 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Tn_Va_Hunter]
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I need to have it done.There's a guy had done at work and had to get redone.Eyes are a tender subject.You only have 2 of them.I'm still waiting until they work the bugs out.
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#1118859 - 01/07/09 08:57 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Tn_Va_Hunter]
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I did it 7 years ago...I am a welder for a living...love it. I went from 20/410 to 20/18 in about an hour, and I am still at 20/18
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#1140061 - 01/21/09 11:17 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: craftwelder]
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I had it done last week, its awesome. I have 20/15 vision now. Mine was 599 per eye at Selkin in Nashville.
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#1146348 - 01/24/09 09:34 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: smstone22]
Carlos Viagra
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I gotta have that done and get rid of glasses and contacts. The price adds up keeping them for several years, you know.
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#1154323 - 01/29/09 04:07 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: archer19]
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I sold a 73 corvette convertible to have my wifes
eyes done back in the mid 90's.

Money well spent- both times
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#1157083 - 01/31/09 07:43 AM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
J Hartman
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 Originally Posted By: ratsnakeboogy
 Originally Posted By: pastorbmp
TNlasik in Knoxville. I had both eyes done for $1500. They ran a "special" for awhile, I do not know what their price is now.


Ditto, I paid $1600 or $1700 total on special. DR. Colby Stewart. TNlasik has a website.

I would have paid $5000 if I had known it would be this good.



I just wouldn't pay the "discounted" price when someone is messing with the only two eyeballs i got.
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#1175755 - 02/11/09 11:00 PM Re: Eye Surgery - LASIK [Re: Smoke]
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Go to Dr Loden!! Loden vision!! He is a huge hunter!!!
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