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Lasik Thread

RecruitingGuru

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Looking for insight on Lasik while currently applied to the 27Jan20 board. So I passed 20/20 at MEPS but the guy told me I probably need glasses as I really struggled on the individual eye machine that moves to your eye. I intend to see an optometrist to see what my vision tests, but what is the best/logical choice?
If my vision is worse than 20/20 should I get lasik before OCS if i get prorec'd? Or should I chance it and plan on getting the minimum of 20/40 and OCS just issues me glasses? I've heard the 6 month wait could be reduced to 3 months is that true? I'm more worried about the time frame and if it's only 3 months I could get essentially be cleared without delaying OCS if prorec'd.
So you officially got 20/20 vision and you’re asking about Lasik?
 

RedFive

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I had PRK and I had zero pain
Lies! Admit it, maybe you got just a little too comfy with those pain killing eye drops! Haha, well I'm glad to hear they've found a way to make it pain free, that's great news.
 

Gatordev

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Looking for insight on Lasik while currently applied to the 27Jan20 board. So I passed 20/20 at MEPS but the guy told me I probably need glasses as I really struggled on the individual eye machine that moves to your eye. I intend to see an optometrist to see what my vision tests, but what is the best/logical choice?
If my vision is worse than 20/20 should I get lasik before OCS if i get prorec'd? Or should I chance it and plan on getting the minimum of 20/40 and OCS just issues me glasses? I've heard the 6 month wait could be reduced to 3 months is that true? I'm more worried about the time frame and if it's only 3 months I could get essentially be cleared without delaying OCS if prorec'd.
I would really recommend you go to a LASIK specialist, and a reputable one in your area, not a LASIK factory with cheap rates. You can usually get an evaluation for free. There's much more to surgery than just what you test at, especially if you're young. Your youth can mask what's actually going on with your eyes.
 

Brand0034

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So you officially got 20/20 vision and you’re asking about Lasik?
Yes as weird as that sounds. I did fine on the normal eye exam where you look into the machine but the one that you rest your chin then it moves and adjusts to each eye individually I struggled a lot. With my right eye I felt like I couldn’t see anything and was definitely helped. That’s why I’m going to check with an optometrist to see what my vision tests.
 

Hopeful Hoya

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I wouldn't worry about it too much man. A good night's sleep and being well hydrated can make a pretty big difference on your tests. If you're within the 20/40 regs for SNA, I certainly wouldn't risk LASIK and it's potential complications.
 
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