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Postby yak165 » January 24th, 2004, 12:32 pm

Off topic and away from "trashing", but anyone here have LASIK surgery? If so, any opions on it.
Thanks!
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Postby kenlacy » January 24th, 2004, 12:50 pm

My wife had it done last year along with one of my good buds (a sledder as well) - I will do it next year.

Both of them like the results very much. Only thing is they get a little halo affect at night with lights. I just heard a radio advertisement saying they have gotten rid of the Halo affect.

I know in Canada they do the procedure for significantly less. Here it is $800 an eye - from a guy who was one of the orginal to do it in the U.S. with an unreal amount of procedures done.
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Postby PA500XCSP » January 24th, 2004, 1:00 pm

A good buddy of mine had it done, good results. He got tired of wearing contacts while riding. Now has to wear glasses for reading. Still a good tradeoff.

Be cafeful picking a doctor.

Good Luck.
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Postby NorthernSkunk » January 24th, 2004, 1:20 pm

Does that surgery make a polaris look any better?
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Postby nclilduke » January 24th, 2004, 1:33 pm

does it have to be redone later or is it concidered a perminant fix?

Can they fix the halo problem?

I drive a truck and halo's could make it ruff maybe even cause you to lose a lifetime job.
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Postby kenlacy » January 24th, 2004, 2:32 pm

I am not sure what is going on with the Halo deal - just heard soething on the radio. However, if the Halos are a problem, you can get glasses for nightime driving (that is what my wife has). Still a lot better than to have to wear glasses or contacts all the time.

And - a majority of the time it does not have to be redone - if so - it is typically inside of a year and it is covered under the original cost.

And Stinky - It would be hard to make a Polaris look any better!
Recently I was asked to play in a golf tournament.

At first I said, "Naw, I haven't been playing that well."

Then they said to me, "Come on, it's for handicapped and blind kids."

Then I thought...




Chit, I could win this!
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Postby Viper 1 » January 24th, 2004, 4:36 pm

I had the older R.K done about 8 years ago had can say it was one the best things I have done !! The Halo thing wore off after a few months! No other side affects ! No more fogged up glasses to deal with!!! I would do it again in a heart beat!!! Go for it! Other best thing I did was get rid of the SKI DOO's :):)
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Postby yak165 » January 25th, 2004, 2:53 am

thanks for the input, that's one of my biggest concern is night vision. they say it's better now, but i'm sure they aren't going to say it's worse!!
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Postby SuZQ213 » January 25th, 2004, 4:51 am

A couple of people at work had it done last summer. They've corrected the haloing problem for the mostpart, but it CAN still occur. One of the girls had -900 in each eye, which is extreme. It took a week (instead of the normal 24-48 hours)for her to totally heal, but she sees no halo effects at night. Her's cost $3500, included both eyes, and all follow up appointments. $800 an eye is QUITE a deal.
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Postby kenlacy » January 25th, 2004, 4:54 am

$800 an eye is pretty normal around MN - I have heard it advertised for as low as $600 - $700 on the radio but I had never heard of the place before.
Recently I was asked to play in a golf tournament.

At first I said, "Naw, I haven't been playing that well."

Then they said to me, "Come on, it's for handicapped and blind kids."

Then I thought...




Chit, I could win this!
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