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Old 05-29-2024, 03:49 PM   #1
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Any suggestions for eye doctors in the immediate Lakes Region ? PMs welcome.
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Old 05-29-2024, 05:16 PM   #2
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Doctor Andrew Savard at the Laconia Eye and Laser Center on Hounsell Ave is fantastic!

https://www.laconiaeye.com/

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Old 05-29-2024, 06:06 PM   #3
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Also at Laconia Eye Dr Scott.
https://www.laconiaeye.com/eye-docto...glas-scott-md/

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Old 05-31-2024, 03:34 AM   #5
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Yes, great doctor and a heck of a nice guy.
Dr. Scott is an Ophthalmologist.

He took a great history for a cataract surgery, but winter set in, and the procedure got done in Vero Beach, Florida.

Ask me how it turned out.

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Dr. Scott is an Ophthalmologist.

He took a great history for a cataract surgery, but winter set in, and the procedure got done in Vero Beach, Florida.

Ask me how it turned out.

How did it turn out?
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Dr. Scott at Laconia Eye is an excellent eye medical doctor/surgeon/opthalmalogist. But his partner in the practice, Dr. Garfinkle, retired last December and they haven't yet found another MD to replace him. According to their website they have several optometrists, but Dr. Scott is currently the only medical doctor.

As a result, I'm not sure he is taking on any new patients at this time. Worth a call to his office to inquire, though.
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Old 05-31-2024, 03:54 PM   #8
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I went to Laconia Eye for exam and one pair of glasses. Glasses very pricey at any eye doctor place. So I bought two additional pair online and saved some money. GlassesUSA. You download a photo of your head and you can virtually try them on. So far so good. But at my age I know what styles work and what styles don’t work. Good luck!
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I went to Laconia Eye for exam and one pair of glasses. Glasses very pricey at any eye doctor place. So I bought two additional pair online and saved some money. GlassesUSA. You download a photo of your head and you can virtually try them on. So far so good. But at my age I know what styles work and what styles don’t work. Good luck!
Agree. Got a fair price at the eye shop across from Winnisquam marina. Can’t remember the name. BJ, Costco and Walmart can’t be beat if you are shopping price


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Old 05-31-2024, 05:42 PM   #10
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Thank you to all the posters and their suggestions. I appreciate the input very much.
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Across from Winnisquam Marine- In Focus Eye Care /great Doctors and staff as well as fair price on glasses
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How did it turn out?
Given the long preparation period, I asked that the day's surgery be done on both eyes--which, lucky for me--was declined.

For extra expense, I went from halos around street lights and excellent formerly-corrected vision to...fuzzy distance vision and brighter halos around street lights.

I can't focus sharply in the space between eight inches to thirty inches, so most bench projects and meal preparations are done in a cloud.

Friends are disappointed when I can't tell them what the markings are on familiar aircraft overhead--or even which have amphibious floats.

The Internet says the vast majority of these restorative surgeries have happy customers, but I was never told that this procedure, once made, can't be fixed.

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Given the long preparation period, I asked that the day's surgery be done on both eyes--which, lucky for me--was declined.

For extra expense, I went from halos around street lights and excellent formerly-corrected vision to...fuzzy distance vision and brighter halos around street lights.

I can't focus sharply in the space between eight inches to thirty inches, so most bench projects and meal preparations are done in a cloud.

Friends are disappointed when I can't tell them what the markings are on familiar aircraft overhead--or even which have amphibious floats.

The Internet says the vast majority of these restorative surgeries have happy customers, but I was never told that this procedure, once made, can't be fixed.

Very interesting. The same thing happened to me. I thought I was the only one. It is fuzzy for me both far and near and I keep blinking to try to clear it up. But I cannot make out things in the distance, I can see them but not sure what they are. The good thing is I can read small print without glasses. Nice not to have glasses all over. I have the second surgery too but I didn't see much difference if any.
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Given the long preparation period, I asked that the day's surgery be done on both eyes--which, lucky for me--was declined.

For extra expense, I went from halos around street lights and excellent formerly-corrected vision to...fuzzy distance vision and brighter halos around street lights.

I can't focus sharply in the space between eight inches to thirty inches, so most bench projects and meal preparations are done in a cloud.

Friends are disappointed when I can't tell them what the markings are on familiar aircraft overhead--or even which have amphibious floats.

The Internet says the vast majority of these restorative surgeries have happy customers, but I was never told that this procedure, once made, can't be fixed.

Argh, sorry it didn't go well. Was Dr. Scott the one who did the procedure?
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For some people, they need a quick laser procedure post surgery to correct problems. You might need this to improve.

I just had cataract surgery. Prior to the actual surgery, my doctor determined I needed a procedure called Super Keratotomy to smooth out issues with my cornea that could result in poor cataract results. So we started the "Super K" process...one eye at a time and 6 weeks between each procedure. Next came cataract surgery...one at a time and 6 weeks in between. Results are fantastic. Still on eye drops for another 4 weeks in the second eye.

I had the eye surgery performed in MA with a large practice located in Waltham....must have 50 eye doctors in the practice. My surgeon has performed over 41,000 cataract operations.

Contact Opthalmic Consultants of Boston. *1 (800) 635-0489‬ if you want a second opinion. Web site is..... eyeboston.com. You really need to get a second opinion as your eyesight is so vital. Don't just assume that nothing can be done. Just read some of the resumes of the doctors.
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Argh, sorry it didn't go well. Was Dr. Scott the one who did the procedure?
No. Procedure was in Vero Beach, Florida.

See reply #5.
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No. Procedure was in Vero Beach, Florida.

See reply #5.
Ok, I saw that, but some doctors travel too. Thanks.
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That "quick laser surgery" was performed by an Ophthalmologist in central Florida named Dr. Welch (not related to the fine Ophthalmologist/Revolutionary War-reenactor/sailor now retired in Wolfeboro).

The laser was directed to microscopic areas of my vision. Dr. Welch said some patients are unable to see this five minute process, but what I saw were tiny shards of a thin yellow material flying hither and yon. Whatever took place was recommended, but I saw very little improvement, except for less yellow in my vision.

Dr. Welch looked familiar when I realized he had bought a sailboat from me a few days earlier!



A "second opinion" elsewhere disclosed that no further procedures could be done. I'm now determined to leave both eyes alone anyway.
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That "quick laser surgery" was performed by an Ophthalmologist in central Florida named Dr. Welch (not related to the fine Ophthalmologist/Revolutionary War-reenactor/sailor now retired in Wolfeboro).

The laser was directed to microscopic areas of my vision. Dr. Welch said some patients are unable to see this five minute process, but what I saw were tiny shards of a thin yellow material flying hither and yon. Whatever took place was recommended, but I saw very little improvement, except for less yellow in my vision.

Dr. Welch looked familiar when I realized he had bought a sailboat from me a few days earlier!



A "second opinion" elsewhere disclosed that no further procedures could be done. I'm now determined to leave both eyes alone anyway.
So you had your cataract removed and replaced with a lens?

The complication rate for cataract surgery is about 1.2%. This sounds like a small chance, but it really isn't. Lasik runs close to the same risk which why I elected not to have it done.

Cataract surgery is a little different IMO in that you have lost acuity by the time the procedure is recommended. So it's worth the risk, but I would only do one eye at a time. I've known quite a few people who have had cataracts fixed and say it is life changing.

Sorry you are having these issues. Hopefully you have looked for other opinions, hopefully from a hard case doc who specializes in the issues you are having.
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