Originally Posted by TheMangelo
I had Lasik (specifically, the Zyoptix procedure) done nearly four years ago. I have 20/20 vision and consider it the best investment I've ever made, bar none. If you've never woken up and been unable to read your alarm clock across the room, you probably can't understand the difference in the quality of your life that something like this makes.
However, it is still an elective surgical procedure that carries risks and the decision to do it should not be taken lightly. If things go awry, Very Bad Things can happen. To your eyes. I can't stress this enough.
As for me, I occasionally have very slight haloing around point-source lights at night, when my eyes are tired, but it's still far better than the vision I had at night after wearing daily-disposable contact lenses for 16 hours. Otherwise, it's fantastic. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.
dgsdm, what kind of prescription do you have right now?
I think both my eyes are around -4.25. The thing is I wear hearing aids and having to wear both glasses AND hearing aids is terrible. I can't wear contacts for extended periods of time because of dry eyes, etc so I would imagine lasik would improve my quality of life immensely.
Anyways I found this for Maloney: http://www.kathygriffin.net/lasik.php
This doctor might be good but honestly to me he seems kind of cocky and doesn't give a good vibe from what I've found online. Kind of shows that paying $6000+ doesn't necessarily mean you're getting the best service.
Found a different doctor in LA who treated celebrities, athletes, and some guy who played for the Lakers: http://www.yelp.com/biz/caster-eye-center-medical-group-beverly-hills
My instincts tell me Caster is better than Maloney but I believe it's $6,000 for both eyes and $100 for a consultation ):
I haven't gone in for consultations yet but I'm planning on visiting at least 3 places before making a decision. But I'm leaning towards the first doctor (Korean guy) which I'm guessing will cost $2000 for both eyes. I know it's my eyes but I get the feeling that the first doctor wouldn't be much of a difference from the new doctor I just mentioned.
I reaaaaally don't want to pay $100 for a consultation but I think I should just so I can get a feel for the places then make a decision from there.