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    Hi, Im considering getting LASIK surgery and I live in the dallas area so I was thinking about going to Dr. Boothe just like 75,000 other people lol. anyway if anyone has had LASIK did it go ok and if so is Dr. Boothe an good surgeon? thanks.
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    Please forgive me, but what is LASIK?

    Looks like some sort of acronym, but I have never seen it over here.............please remember that you have an international audience mate

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    Im sorry let me clarify:LASIK Abbreviation standing for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, a kind of laser eye surgery designed to change the shape of the cornea to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses.

    Its basically laser eye surgery to get rid of glasses or contacts ( which I wear)
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    It's laser eye surgery... I am considering it... But I'm, 48 and have had perfect eyesight all my life until 2 years ago... I seems to have a limited effect and then it needs to be repeated... That's ok at my age... I'll only need it a couple of times... At the Texan's age... I'm, not sure he shouldn't wait until that have it "down pat" and long lasting before he puts his eyes under "the knife"... It could end in tears....
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    from what I read you SHOULD only have to have it done once and then maybe one "adjustment" but they did say like im 21 now so if i got it now when i reached ur old age i would still have to wear reading glasses to read
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    Hey,

    I am no optometrist, but at your age Tex~ I would leave it a while. I do not believe that you have physically matured enough yet (no insult there mate, but your body is probably still changing?) particularly with your eyes...................I found some old glasses a while back to give to one of those aid programmes.................I was amazed at how much my eyes had changed between 15 and 25!

    I have looked at more recent ones and the changes seem very slight, apart from the getting old effect

    If the only reason is wearing glasses I would say no.................they would be messing with something that hadn't stabilised..................kinda like shooting at a moving target?

    Just my thoughts pal

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    Tigershark says: I am considering it... But I'm, 48 and have had perfect eyesight all my life until 2 years ago
    What?!

    You're as blind as a bat! I can prove it.


    j/k

    Well, okay then.... at least you could read the damn bottle labels across the room where as all I could see was white fuzzy letters.

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    Nihil, thanks for the thoughts and I will take that into consideration but just for your info the "offical" qualifications are: over the age of 18, your vison must not have changed for 1 year and you must not have any kind of degenerate eye disease. all that said, LASIK is expensive so I think i will wait just til i save some money since insurance doesnt cover it.
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    Tex~

    I am 55 and my eyes have not changed that much in the last 5 years. When I was your age they did change quite a bit. I don't know too much about the laser eyesight technology, but I wouldn't think of it before I was 25.

    So, you think that the chicks don't like guys with glasses................they do if yo can afford them...........just look at Gates................must be the ugliest bastid on Earth after TheSpecialist?

    Remember that these scum are trying to sell you something you don't need

    Also, your chosen occupation does not help.....................you have a weird mid-range requirement that I am not sure this stuff treats?

    Be careful friend

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    hey johnno, thanx for the consern and i will be think about it carefully before doing anything
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