Doc said no to LASIK and I'm glad

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Paula Sims, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Paula Sims

    Paula Sims Guest

    Hi there,
    Just wanted to share my experience with those considering LASIK. I went
    for my final pre-LASIK exam where they verify all measurements a day
    before surgery. I told my doc that I felt my eyes were a bit drier the
    past few days and he did a Schermer (sp?) test and it came out to 1 (OK,
    actually 0 but I think he was being generous). That put the breaks on
    the whole thing. He did not encourage my going forward and frankly
    strongly discouraged it. He did mentioned that "perhaps" I might
    consider PRK in the future but not until he sees more tear production.
    Considering I'm off all meds that would decrease production
    (antihistamines) but might resume in the future, I think it's a lost

    So just wanted to say that there are docs out there that are willing to
    say no for the better of the patient.


    P.S. Just an FY-'eye' (sorry), I can wear B&L's Purevision lenses for 10
    or more hours and they feel good so I'll stick with those.
    Paula Sims, Nov 8, 2005
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  2. Paula Sims

    George Guest

    Eye'm glad you posted this.
    George, Nov 8, 2005
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  3. I'm glad to hear of your experience. There is nothing better than a
    doctor who understands the limitations of the surgery.

    Glenn Hagele
    Executive Director

    "Consider and Choose With Confidence"

    Email to glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org

    I am not a doctor.
    Glenn -, Nov 8, 2005
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