LASIK@Home.... um, seriously?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by someguy, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Has anyone seen/tried this? :eek:

    http://www.lasikathome.com/index.html

    Is this for real? I couldn't imagine pointing that thing at my own eye and expecting any positive result.
    "DON'T BLINK!" I love that! lol!
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Something tells me this would be the last thing you would see....:cool:
     
  3. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Considering the image below, taken directly from the site, and noting the quality of the art, the smoke coming from the man's eye, and the comment about "This statement not evaluated by the EPA" in regards to it being painless...I'm gonna have to call BS on this.

    Either that, or my expectations for common sense are way higher than they should be.

    [​IMG]

    (I've also just noticed they call it the 'Scal-Pal' laser. Naming a laser after incredibly sharp surgical blades is definitely _not_ a good way to sell something as 'painless'...)
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

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    that's damn funny! i wonder what knucklehead will try it? you know, darwin had good insight into this sort of thing. ;)

    this begs the "big scary laser" image for sure...
     

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  5. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    From their testimonials page and what they left out...

    ...so cheap that I should've went to the doctor's office before I blinded myself that easily.

    ...because all pain receptors were just burned away.

    ...because I cannot see at all anymore.
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I recognize the white plastic bit on the end, it's a thread counter. I'm pretty sure the main "unit" is a handle from a central vacuum hose.
     
  8. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it's definitely a joke. But it's a damn funny one. :D
     
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    LOL, that's funny!

    That how-to graphic is hilarious...:D
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    That is quite funny. :D

    Lasik surgery at home...please... :rolleyes: :)
     
  11. AllieNeko macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I'd see how far in the "order" process it let me get lol (see if it was a scam to get CC numbers or anything). The enter your prescription form (which, BTW, is not a valid or complete prescription - just a single (spherical I'd assume they were thinking) refractive power - prescriptions have sphere always and sometimes cylinder (astigmatism), axis (astigmatism), prism (physically misaligned eyes), and add(bifocals)) doesn't work. It tries to post to an HTML document.

    So at least they're not trying to ACTUALLY con anyone.
     
  12. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    I had laser eye surgery (on a proper hospital), and even with the anesthesia, "painless procedure" is not a very good way of describing it. I can't imagine how much it would hurt to point that thing at your own eye, it'd be hard not to blink :eek:
     
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  14. emw macrumors G4

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    Aside from it being a joke, I love this note on the "painless procedure" comment:

    :D
     

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