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peregrinerose  (D 28983)

Sep 21, 2012, 9:30 AM

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Re: [justme12001] Glasses

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Not true! I had LASIK 5 yrs ago. Have been in some combat zoo dives, jumped without goggles, am a tandem instructor (we get hit in the head often in freefall and on opening) am a "swooper" as well and had a few crashes.

I have had zero problems with my eyes!

Where/Who told you this about LASIK?

LOL!!!!!! I am an eye doctor, so my data comes from the primary medical literature. A minimum of 18 years after surgery, the flap can be displaced. Since LASIK is still fairly new, that's all the data that is available at the moment.

If you want to play Monopoly in the middle of the highway, you may not get run over right off the bat, but eventually it will bite you in the ass. Why you'd be so blantantly stupid with your eyes is beyond me, but your problem. Jumping without goggles???? I saw a bug smeared across my husband's face and goggles after a jump once. Good way to lose an eye entirely. Good luck with that. Just don't be advising other people to play the same Russian Roulette that you feel comfortable doing.

Edited to add: might be worth your reading time. This is by a long shot not the only case. It doesn't happen a lot, but it does happen.

(This post was edited by peregrinerose on Sep 21, 2012, 9:39 AM)

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