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April 16, 2007
team55
Women's 50
24 posts
lasik
Has anyone had lasik surgery? If so, how did it affect your fielding and hitting?
April 16, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
TEAM 55: I had laski surgery, 3 yrs ago. I had my eyes checked 1 hr after surgery & the next morning. My eyes were 20/15. The next morning, I played in the out field.

I was able to c the ball better. When I was run' hard after a ball, that ball was not a bur. My friend, Rick P, got laski this past yr. Rick, is also very happy w/ his results.

This is a great investment. A player will wish that they did lasik sooner.

PLEASE NOTE: on my 1st surgery, I had one eye for distance & 1 eye for read'. ( THIS IS called MONO-VISION.) I did have some problems w/ depth perception. The next yr, I got the read' eye changed to distance. I c the ball even better. J.C. Conner, has MONO-VISION & is not effected by 1 eye distance & the other eye 4 read'.

As far as read', if, I have good light', I do not need read' glasses.

Go 4 it....... The STONEMAN & GOOD LUCK...
April 16, 2007
team55
Women's 50
24 posts
Thanks, Stoneman. I tried monovision with contacts, but I didn't like it that much for playing. I've been playing with contacts for distance, but the ball still gets fuzzy. I don't mind wearing glasses for reading, but I'd love to play ball without contacts. Thanks for your input. I think I'll make an appointment.
April 16, 2007
Southpaw55
Men's 55
50 posts
Just had lasik surgery in January. I had it done on one eye only (for reading) since my distance eye was still 20-20. It can take up to 3 or 4 months for your eyes to fully adjust after the surgery, especially if you have it done for reading only. . I really like the fact that I'm not looking for my reading glasses anymore. Right now the only problem I still have is tracking fly balls in the outfield. If the ball gets into the line of sight of my lasik eye, it's still a little blurry, but getting better. Hitting is no problem at all. I definitely would recommend it. Good luck.
April 16, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
TEAM 55: I also, got tired of wear' contacts. In Vegas, it's windy almost every day. My friend Rick, never wore contacts.

I also, have a young friend that played 4 yrs college ball. Danny, had both of his eyes done 4 distance, when he was a freshman. If, u r an outfielder, u will be very pleased.

Good Luck.. pay the extra $200 per eye, so, that if, one needs his eye or eyes adjusted, the doc will do it @ no charge.

It took about 20 mimutes to do. I was in the doc's office & out in less than 1.5 hrs.

GOOD LUCK........The STONEMAN.....
April 18, 2007
cuda65
2 posts
I just had cataract surgery and had a mono lens replacement. I`m not happy with the results. I`m now told lasik surgery or glasses would improve my myopia and astigmatism. Things are blurry at a distance of five feet and beyond. I`m curious if a single procedure would have resolved my problem.
April 18, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2629 posts
This morning I talked to Johnny S. with Southern Softball. Some of you will remember him as their hard hitting 1st/2nd baseman. He said that he had one eye done a couple of months ago and was scheduled to have the other one done today at 2:00.
I'm hoping everything went well. Maybe he'll let us know.

I just called him and he said that in 5 or 6 weeks it should be healed.
April 18, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
good luck on the surgery Johnny. One outstanding player
April 19, 2007
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
cuda65:
If you asked the surgeon to make one eye focus for up close (monovision), that eye was left near-sighted. That allows you to read, but, also leaves you focused up close instead of at long distance. If that does not work for you and you would rather wear readers for close and have both eyes for longer distance, certainly you could have a LASIK procedure to correct both the myopia and astigmatism as long as there are no other predisposing conditions. The intraocular lens you had implanted does come in a bifocal type design. There are several different designs and the ultimate goal would be to have clear vision at both distance and near. The bifocals are not perfect, however, do allow decent near vision. Some reports of halos around lights and less than perfectly "crisp" distance vision. Most ballplayers prefer good distance in both eyes and deal with the readers, however, you could keep the monovision and wear either glasses or a contact lens when you play ball if you don't want another surgery. Hope that helps.. LASIK only has the ability to correct one distance. No such thing as a "multi-focus" LASIK procedure yet. That's why we are stuck with a monovision correction.

docswear
April 19, 2007
the wood
1076 posts
DocSwear:
Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night? Wow!
I had always thought of you as the Mr Magoo of optometrics. We ought keep an eye out for you...
:-)
BW
April 19, 2007
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
Woody..... what do you do, just kind of lurk around waiting for me to get on line just so you can harass me? Yes.... that was me at the Holiday Inn Express and yes I was in line the second time at the "all you can eat breakfast" and yes, I still chose the Holiday Inn Express next door to the KK donut place so I can have a jelly-filled after I have my main course. How's things? Have you recovered from your fore-head first slide into second base you attempted in Anaheim? That dive gave Greg Lougainis a run for his money.

docswear
April 19, 2007
the wood
1076 posts
Yes, I lurk in the background just waiting for an opening. :-)
Just know that I am watching you.
No, the unintentional dive was not pretty... but it wasn't in Louganis' stratosphere... he has a leg up on all of us.
Since you did not drink beer that night and left early, there were a couple of guys that were left to wonder about you. Had you hung in there with the big boys you would have seen Lough absolutely crying whenever the subject of the dive surfaced (npi). For this reason alone, I'm glad that it happened... we should really do the Anaheim thing again... it was great to see the 'old guys'... sorry that I couldn't be there on Sunday... but I was told that you didn't need many runners that day.
Did you get the Rip It ASA bat? Or was this just one more of the many things that you wanted to do? Sorry to be so rough on you... don't make me lurk so long next time.
:-)
BW
Jan. 10, 2008
kenjchie
1 posts
I actually had it a couple months ago and the result to me was amazing. I had an eye surgery in
my2020 by Dr. Stephen B. Wiles one of the leading eye surgeons today. The healing process was fast because they used ac advanced technology and state of the art facilities. The link might help you to understand about Lasik and if you have some other question related to lasik that one might help you. God bless
March 20, 2008
Stevens1
3 posts
I had LASIK in 2001 at age 55. I was farsighted with astigmatism and played with glasses for 30 years. My vision was corrected to 20- 15 left eye and 20-20 right eye. A week after the surgery, I went 9/10 in a doubleheader and thought that the surgery was the greatest. I have not maintained the .900 batting average, but the vision and batting eye have been good.

At 62, the vision has dropped below 20-20 in both eyes. The Doc recommends against a surgical adjustment because the vision is not really all that bad. I think that the adjustment would improve my batting eye, but have to take the Doc's advise.
March 21, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
team 55, i had lasik surgery last nov. i had both eyes done at the same time. if the light is bright i can see fine, on playing , i play shortstop on a AAA team now. when i first went back after surgery , the ball was hard to pick up, at this level you have to see the ball. i went back and they gave me a soft contac for my left eye for distance, it is fine. i really don't like the contac , but have learned to live with it. i guess its better than getting hit in the face.
Good Luck and be safe.
March 21, 2008
Gary Heifner
248 posts
I had it done two weeks ago. The left eye came out 20/20 for disatance. They over shot on the right and I went from farsighted to nearsighted. That makes it the mono vision. I can read without glasses. It is not what I wanted. Cheeters to read don't bother me. So, I am going back on 4/18 to get the right enhanced to 20/20. Can't wait to play without having glasses that fog up.
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