Save. Spend. Splurge.

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  • Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life

    Since I did the same as you with searching out all the bad experiences, I have been totally shocked that PiC’s experience was so incredibly smooth in this first year. Except for his eyelashes getting glued together the afternoon of the procedure 😀 Needless to say I will remain skeptical and watchful of issues for the next 20 years.

    It still horrifies me anyway because he was apparently a prime candidate and I have no idea if I would be should I need it, but the very idea of LASIK is shudderworthy. Also that price tag! Geez.

    You’re welcome for the link 😉 You know I don’t judge. You make way more than I do and save way more than I do, you’re doing just fine with money!

  • Kathy

    At my last eye exam for glasses, the nurse told me that at my age (64) a reputable eye doctor probably wouldn’t do Lasik on me due to the likelihood of needing cataract surgery in the future. After my .husband’s cataract surgery he didn’t need glasses for about 2 years but then he started wearing them again..

    I don’t consider myself a feminist because it seems like it carries with it a commandment that you must support everything and anything other women do, even if it falls into the crude, outrageous, or just plain stupid. I don’t believe in the group think that various groups demand so I’ll simply be my individual self.

    • Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      That’s where I think: I’m spending all this money and my eyes will need more help again??

      As for ‘feminist’, I take the stance that if feminism = equality for women and standing up for their rights, then I’m definitely one. I don’t like the label it has in society though, I would agree with you that it sounds quite bad, but when you think about it, the word just means you care about EQUAL (not better) rights for women.

  • liteadventurer

    The big issues that arise after LASIK often don’t surface until a decade or longer after the procedure; the main ones being intolerable dry eyes and regression (needing glasses again). Dry eye doesn’t sound like a major problem, but people who have it can be quite uncomfortable.

    Also, keep all the pre-operative exam documentation. It will be very useful when you eventually get cataracts and need those removed. People who have had LASIK have unpredictable outcomes from cataract surgery due to their eyes being abnormally curved from the laser.

    • Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Oh goodness. I do not want dry eyes.. this all scares me. Maybe I’ll wait until something better comes along, contacts aren’t so bad for me. I’m most worried about permanent problems that can’t be fixed.

  • Jewels

    Thank you so much for the tag! It’s an honour to be featured on your blog. I too appreciate truly honest reviews. I know some bloggers who only do reviews on things they love and can speak positively on, but I think it adds an air of authenticity when you blog about things that don’t always meet your needs. I don’t believe in bad mouthing a brand or product, but I do believe in constructive feedback to help consumers.

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