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Old 07-09-2007, 22:18   #31
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I don't know what the costs are but I can say with certainity that a ton of Americans come to Vancouver BC to get their eyes done, but a hop, skip and a jump from where you are.

Here is the google result for Lasik surgery in Vancouver.

lasik surgery in Vancouver BC - Google Search
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Old 09-09-2007, 21:03   #32
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Lasik in Vancouver

By coincidence, I had my eyes done at the Lasik in Vancouver two years ago, after doing extensive checking (i.e., failing to google up any horror stories about them or any Lasik). They were super professional and reasonably priced, with plentiful follow up visits. Price was about $1500 Cdn for both eyes at the time. (Notably, my eyes weren't too bad. Only mildly short-sighted.) Worked great, and I ended up with better than 20-20 vision.

There were plenty of pre-operation evaluations, and many follow-up checkups, (next day, next week, and then six months, I think) meaning that any Americans who want to come up here for the procedures would likely have to make multiple trips.

A couple caveats. I was 37 at the time of the surgery, and they warned me that in my mid-forties I would likely need glasses for reading (i.e., that this was a natural thing in most people, and the Lasik procedure would not correct it). Secondly, I ended up with a slight glare in my night vision -- not halos, but rather a little glare off lit objects that makes reading street signs a challenge.

All in all, though, I'd do it again. And I have no complaints about LASIK.
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Old 09-09-2007, 21:15   #33
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. . . I ended up with a slight glare in my night vision -- not halos, but rather a little glare off lit objects that makes reading street signs a challenge.
I had mine done at 50, Buddy, and experienced the same symptoms you cite. I found that it was exacerbated by tiredness, as well, but if I put a drop of saline solution in each eye in the evening hours, the glare diminished considerably.

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Thanks Tao! I'll give the saline drops suggestion a try.
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