Hardwork wrote:I am scheduled to get LASIK surgery in a week. There are two options:
LASIK - From my understanding, the flap in your eye is manipulated someway. You are seeing 20/20 six hours after the surgery.
PRK - From my understanding, the flap is not compromised. Recovery process is 3 weeks until you are seeing 20/20.
So while I no longer compete in boxing, I still spar regularly. I let the eye doctor know this, and asked for a suggestion on what procedure I should get. He didn't really lean toward one way over the other. Obviously, the appeal of seeing 20/20 six hours after LASIK surgery is more appealing than the 3 week recovery period. But as far as what is best for me in the long run as someone who does a contact sport, my doctor didn't really given me a definitive answer. He said he hasd one boxer choose PRK and another choose LASIK, and they have since been fine. H basically said choose whatever one I want, and take 1 month off sparring.
I should note that in paying for this procedure, I can go back in at any time and have adjustments done if they are ever necessary at no additional cost. So losing my investment isn't the concern. I would just be interested in my best route. Are there people here that still spar after the LASIK or PRK surgery? I would like to get some feedback. Thank you
speedy wrote:I have personally considered it do the Lasik. But no matter which is the option, you are messing with eyes. I know there have been a shit load of successes, but one failure would be detremental to anyone and I am talking about the loss of site. Plus, and I seen this a lot, anyone that I know that had Lasik about 10 years later they are losing their near site; like reading and etc. Plus their night vision is shot to shit. Maybe that is why driving at night has been worse lately for all the 10 year veteran's of lasik are on the road.
In short, just wear glasses!
Hardcase wrote:Guys like Tiger get the a la carte treatment at probably a la carte prices. They can afford it. Think carefully and look into who you've chosen for the procedure.
Misfit wrote:Hardcase wrote:Guys like Tiger get the a la carte treatment at probably a la carte prices. They can afford it. Think carefully and look into who you've chosen for the procedure.
Tiger actually had his done at TLC eye center, which is a pretty run of mill chain.
To the OP, if you decide to do it, and still plan on getting punched in the face, than you'd be better off with the PRK procedure.
Honestly though, if you're happy with your vision right now, You might as well stick with what you have. Save your money, and don't run the risk. Although in the grand scheme of things, there are complications in a very small percentage of procedures, but why spend the money and take the risk if you're happy with what you have now.
MrFantasy wrote:BS he did! Do you think he's gonna risk getting the same procedure done by the same eye surgeons as you or i have available to us? There's no way that happened. Cool story though bro.
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