1. margaret margaret Australia says:

    I do not need glasses anymore, but I do still have horrible horrible glare under fluorescent lighting (I could never work with only fluorescent lighting).

    I do regret LASIK due to this and wish I had stuck with contacts.
    I was suicidal for many months after LASIK (due to the glare which was far worse then than it is now) and was on antidepressants.
    I still get down at times.

    I had LASIK done 11 years ago and have not been back for a eye check, since the surgeon gave me the all clear after LASIK and felt the surgery was a success.

    I know I should go back for a checkup and I will, but (and I know this sounds silly, but there was an episode of the Simpsons where Ned Flanders was in the future and walking around with a cane and was blind as a result of LASIK. The blindness did not show up till 10 years later.) So I found this thought, of a potential problem years down the track very upsetting and have not gone back.
    regrets and more regrets

    if you are happy with contacts, do not rush into LASIK.

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