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 What happens when you do cross eye for a long time, and for how long?
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 I have a lazy eye. How do I turn down 3D movies when my friends invite me?
I have a lazy eye (or strabismus) so my eyes are always crossed even with my glasses on. Its very noticeable so its not a secret.

But I still get invited to see 3D movies with friends. I ...


 Why don't they invent cigarettes that are good for you?
If people find it so hard to quit my aren't there such cigarettes that are good for you?
Still keep them addictive just not harmful....


 I just got new eyeglasses; Are they appropriate for wearing at office or are they too glamorous? Please help?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/2074799996_f3952715eb.jpg?v=0...


 what is my eye colour?
i dont know whether they are green or hazel, because someone told me hazel is darker brown but mine have only a hint of brown. They look a bit darker in real life and they look bluey green sometimes ...


 Am I the only one who thinks that.....?
contact lenses are a total nightmare? I have spent 3 hours trying to get them in and apparantly getting them out is even harder! It is so uncomfortable.How long did it take you to put them in at ...


 what causes eye twitches?
all day yeasterday and now today my one eye is constantly twitching. my eyelid really is doing it. what causes it, why hasnt it stopped?...


 my eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!help?
ok i dont know how to explain this....
ok i have been wearing glasses since 2005, i am long-sighted
they are times when i wear my glasses and wear them for the whole day ounce i take them ...


 I'm starting to see black specks in my vision, what is it?
Is this is a bad sign? They started appearing last year. They are like floating specks in my vision.

Other than that my vision is very good and I don't require glasses of any kind....


 Can anyone interprete my eye prescription?
R: Sph: -0.75, Cyl: -0.50, Axis: 115
L Sph: -1.00, Cyl: -0.25, Axis: 90

How bad is my eye sight? Is it common for the cyl and axis values to be imperfect, even in normal eyesight? W...


 Contact piece stuck in my eye?
I took out a contact because it was bothering me at school, and only about 2/3 of it came out. The last piece is somewhere in my eye. I can feel it occasionally, and it's like on top of my eye, ...


 During laser eye surgery are you allowed to blink?
I have a really hard time staring or keeping my eyes open for more than half a minute. Would laser eye surgery be good for me if this is the case?...


 Best eye color in your oppinion?
What's the best eye color in your oppinion? I have never seen anyone with mine, it's dark green with gold flecks around the pupil....


 Can I leave my contacts in for 9 hours straight?
Hey I was just wondering, since im trying contacts again. I was wondering how long you can leave your contact lenses in your eyes? because im going to ware them at school, and ill probably put them ...


 Why does when I try to put my contact in my eye really stings?? No mean comments please!?
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 OMG is this weird?????
Ok sometimes when I try to look people in the eyes it burns a little and I just want to close my eyes. Is that weird? I don't wear contacts or glasses....


 Anyone had laser eye surgery?
How did you find it? My eyes are terrible lately and so my other half is insisting i get it done. Bit dubious about it though. Need a little feedback thankyou....


 Is 20/20 vision good?
is 20/20 vision good????...


 Is it bad to keep your contacts in while you sleep?
I have had contact lenses for 3 years and the first year i took them out when i showered and slept because my doctor said so, but then my friend that has had them for a long time said that she doesn&#...


 Are these symptoms of dry eyes?
For the past two months I've been waking up with a clear gritty discharge around my eyes, and they get very watery as soon as I turn on the light. Going outside in the sun also bothers me and my ...



Melissa B
Anyone had Lasik surgery on their eyes? I'm scared they will mess up and I go blind?
                      








dspawadjie
I am actually going through the process too. So any answers would help me as well!


emjay
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nope. its pretty safe.
the procedure and the recovery period itself are also fast


RoVale
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I'm in my late 40s and would never consider it now. I like how I can still see close up without glasses and I would lose that ability if I got laser surgery. If I were 20 to 25 years younger, maybe, but not now.


Tonia
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i had three retinal detachment surgeries on my eye. (i would have gone blind in my eye without the surgery!) so lasik surgery is not really the same thing..getting some surgery to improve your eye is not as extensive as getting surgery to prevent a blindness. eye surgeons have done these surgeries so many times that they really know what they are doing.
i seriously doubt anything wrong will happen.


AIR HEAD
no the lasik does all the work.it will take you about 1 hour for them to measure your eyes ,them will check them out and if you can have lazik will then tell you,if you can they will make you an appointment .the information they got from looking at your eyes will be feed into lazik machine it will do all the work.the lazik machine will cut both of your eye lens and them reshape them and the doctor will put lens back and have you read eyechart my eyes where 200% better this takes about 15 minutes.simple.and you can go watch this before you have it done cheap isn,t always the best answer.my doctor updates machine all the time to get most current info.this is one of the best things i have ever done.good luck.


Jessica W
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i had it done and it was the best money I ever spent. I had to have it done twice though - the first time didn't quite get me to 20/20 - I got to 20/40 which, after being 20/20 with contacts, was hard to deal with. The 2nd procedure was fast and within 2 hours the difference was incredible - I was SO happy. My night vision took a while to resolve though - I had starbursts and halos probably for about a year but now I dont notice them too much. My eyesight was Horrible - prescription was 5.5 or 6.0. It is so awesome to not have to deal with contacts and to be able to see perfectly. It was worth the complications that did resolve. I recommend it!!
The procedure itself is definitely freaky but it was 99% painless, and they give you valium before hand. Its pretty fast. IMHO I'd rather have lasik than get a root canal. Easier than the dentist - faster too.


blessed_thang
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do some research, there is a percentage where the operation is not successful. i personally met a woman at an optometry store picking out eyeframes that was wearing coke-bottle lenses, and cursing to heaven the doctor that had worsened her eyesight. moreover, if you're trying to correct near-sightedness, lasik is but a temporary fix an then your eyes changes at middle age. but, you're young, go for it. afterwards, get that tattoo you've always wanted.


JG
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a friend had it a couple of months ago and his surgery was a success and he is very happy with the results.. i watched the surgery from outside.. it was pretty neat.. takes about 20 minutes (excluding the preparation time which was 30-40 minutes).. there is really no recovery time.. you only have to be careful about not exposing your eyes to sunlight for the first 14 days after surgery and not exposing them directly to water (splashing, swimming, etc.) for 3 months after surgery..

for more information about LASIK, check out http://healthbase.wordpress.com/2007/01/14/lasik. For affordable LASIK surgery go to http://www.healthbase.com.


heart_and_troll
it's not worth it unless you can't tolerate contacts.


Jenny W
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If you are afraid to do it, don't. My cousin had the surgery when it was first developed and he did come out blind.


whowhat?
I had it done like 6 years ago and I am still 20/20. It is the best money I have ever spent. I got my wife to do it 6 months ago and she loves it. You do not realize how much you depend on your glasses until you do not need it.

The technology is much better now than when I did it. If you are healthy and do not need a super strong prescription, then your procedure should go very well. Make sure you doctor evaluates you for whether you are a good candidate. They should tell you all the risks.


Pedestal 42
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To have it done, you've got to be prepared to take a risk.
A risk at very good odds, but a risk nonetheless.
Without any issue of malpractice or negligence, somewhere between 1 and 5% of people have signoficants problems, leaving then with anything from annoying side effects or severly impaired vision.

That's a very low casualty rate unless it happens to you, in which case the casualty rate is 100%.

And everyone takes risks: every time you're in a motor car you're taking a risk (It's almost the biggest risk teenagers face!) but most people either dont realise that, believe "it wont happen to them" or accept the possible danger in return for the likely benefit.
In laser treatment too, these categories seem to apply.

"Pretty safe" is true, but not a cast iron-iron certainty.
As the FDA site puts it:
"You are probably NOT a good candidate for refractive surgery if:
You are not a risk taker...."


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