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Posted: 3/12/2005 9:58:04 AM EST
Guys, I'm looking for recommendations for the best laser eye doctor. Could you tell me why you liked your doctor and about how much I can expect to pay. I know this subject has come up a lot on the general board but I never really paid much attention. Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 12:28:49 PM EST
Well....

Try and get a hold of that Mojo guy. Someone said he knows something about eye care.

Dr. Boothe who advertises all over the radio and his staff....
well, he probably is one of the best.....but they don't have any personality.



mm
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 3:31:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By mm38:
Well....

Try and get a hold of that Mojo guy. Someone said he knows something about eye care.

Dr. Boothe who advertises all over the radio and his staff....
well, he probably is one of the best.....but they don't have any personality.



mm



Stay away from Boothe-- I know someone who went to him, his eye had to be redone twice, and its still messed up! I'd also stay away from LASIK, but that's me-- go for Laser PRK-- its better anyway. Look it up. Less nightmares as compared to people I know who had LASIK done-- I know.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:45:41 PM EST
My wife had lasik done by Dr Booth 3 years ago. She was 20/900 and 20/1000. Next day she was 20/25 in both eyes, 6 months later she was 20/20 in both. She has never needed a touch up and had no problems. In the first couple of months she had some night light halos but it has gone away. She keeps drops handy for when she wakes up in the morning.

One warning, If you interview with Booth, be aware the guy has no personality and seems slow to the point of mentally not all there, but he does good work. That is what scared my wife the most.

No idea on recent prices.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:14:45 PM EST
I appreciate the input. I have heard alot about Dr. Boothes lack of personality. I have heard lots of ads for a couple of the others as well, but I am short on details. The whole proceedure scares me anyway, but I am tired of glasses and contacts. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:43:24 PM EST
My cousin went to Dr Booth about 3 months ago. The sugery was another complete sucess. He has completed over 63000 Lasik procedures. He knows what he is doing.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:11:56 AM EST
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[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 7:42:09 AM EST by vmallick]

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
I went to Dr. Gelender, at Greenville and Walnut Hill Ln. They seemed very thorough and detailed in the preps and workups, and I had complete confidence in him and his staff all the way through. My results were 20/20 in one eye and 20/15 in the other.



which eye is your shooting eye ?


Several years ago, probably 6-7 years, I went to Dr. Shear at Preston Family Eye Care, off of Preston Rd. (just south of Frankford). He doesn't do the procedure himself, but when I used him, he escorted me to the facility and watched over the procedure to ensure they didn't skip any steps, screw up, etc. They do so many surgeries, it becomes routine and they can forget things and can be unprepared in case of an emergency... of course, a lot has changed since then, and prices are definately lower... His fee also included several post-op visits to ensure your eyes are healing properly. I think the first visit was free, but that was a LONG time ago... give him a call and ask.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:02:07 PM EST
Good advice from all. There are several things I hadn't even considered...Thanks Mojo.
I don't think I have any major problems but we'll see.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:52:18 AM EST
Hey if you are considering Lasix.....Heaton Eye Assoc. in Tyler is having a drawing for 2 people to get the proceedure done for FREE! I just found out that I am a semi-finalist!!! Heaton Eye Associates
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