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Sorry to digress a bit into some lightheartedness ... but VERY SERIOUSLY ... the business of LASIK is one that is filled with its share of doctors pedalling their wares, and for some they care more about your money than your eyes. Have you ever noticed HOW MUCH $$$ THEY SPEND ON ADVERTISING THE PROCEDURE.
We are conditioned to be believe that doctors only have our best interest in mind, but the LASIK industry is making money hand over fist on volume of procedures. I'm just trying to illustrate that doctors are no different from car salesmen, photographers, lawyers or plumbers. There are some really good ones that have a passion for their craft, and others that craft their passion for money.
My experience is that it was a "struggle" to finally get them to "come clean" with me about some of the real issues that get glossed over in favor of the wonderful hype @ "life without glasses". I realize that yours is an exceptional case (i.e. pupil size), yet the lack of diligence rendered by the doctors only serves to illustrate my point at how quickly the industry would have as many people as they can undergo the procedure, thus ...
You've given your fellow FM'ers something to think about regarding something so "near & dear" to us, our vision. I hope to likewise share some things for them to consider as well, lest they be caught in up in the hype and bare the consequence.
Here, in Alt Forum in particular, we have discerning tendencies. The masses may not be able to tell the difference between a lens with CA and one that is well corrected ... and thus they are fully content with the convenience of a 10X Zoom rather than the optics of a Leica prime.
IMO, the undiscerning masses have sung the praises of Lasik, such that we rarely hear about the shortcomings recognized by those who are more discerning and less pleased with the outcomes. IMO, the Lasik industry plays to the numbers, serving those who aspire for convenience moreover than quality. Recall that this is corroborated by the flyer vs. non-flyer approval for utilization of Lasik procedure.
Again, I'm truly sorry to hear of your ordeal. But, in as much as you are aspiring to help your fellow FM'ers ... I hope they can also take a nugget of discernment to look beyond the "salesmanship" involved within the Lasik industry.
Edited on Dec 04, 2012 at 08:33 PM · View previous versions