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What the Bears have been waiting for! Foggy specs no more! .. .

www.lasikathome.com
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Me. Me. Me. 9/13/01. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
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Just poke me in the eye with a sharp stick.

This reminds me of some of the snake oil salesman stories. Find a new/hot medical procedure and find a sucker.

I love the idea of ditching the contacts, but sorry this has to be a gag. Would anyone go for the Ronco home surgery machine? I looked around the website trying to find the punchline. I couldn't find it.

The joke isn't funny if someone gets hurt.
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I'm going to give this a try as soon as I recover from my mail-order vasectomy. Maybe I should have used a NEW razor blade. Would have taken care of my hemorrhoids too, but the mirror kept fogging up. Note to Phil: I know you mount bindings in your living room, but...
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Hemmorrhoids .... Troy-Built .... makes the best attachments hands down!
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I think it a gag too, but look at the order page. It is preprogramed to your prescription. It COULD work. So long as you are a suitable candidate with no complications or contra-indacators. However, how are you suppossed to make a proper evaluation. What about infection, post-operative precautions etc. Really the operation is simple - cut out a piece of the cornea to reshape the lense, but I wouldn't risk it at home! I would be very surprised if there wasn't some sort of law against this.
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Ya' gotta wonder? Is there a loophole in the existing laws that forbids others who are not MD's (required in NJ), to perform any "invasive" or medical procedure?

Is it legal to screw your own eyes or other organs up?

It was hotly contested here in NJ, that non-physician (OD's) and Opticians be allowed to do laser stuff ... just last year .. they were defeated.

This guy is probably safely "off shore" and out of reach .... my guess?
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Can you prosecute someone for selling a scalpel? I think not, and that's essentially what this is, a preprogramed lazer-guided scalpel. It's your choice of wether to use it or not. Is it a free country?
There's gotta be a law though. Offering medical advise without a license?
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For crying out loud you guys, its a joke! :

Whois shows the site is registered to Domains by Proxy, Inc through GoDaddy.com. Just because its on the internet.....

BTW. I always recommend Lasic (authentic) as the ultimate foggy goggle solution. I did it even before Phil.
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The "hook" for a ringer is that lasik ... requires a cut and burn.

Laser ... (that f'd my right eye up) .. is done by just a "burn" ... and would have been the more "real" scenario for this.

Today ... however .. all things are not beyond comprehension.
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Hello everyone, I've been reading these forums for a while and finally decided to contribute in some form.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/lasikathome.asp

I was really wondering about this and thought hmmmm, snopes would know.
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The portable lasik machine looks just like the handle from a power beater attachment from a vacuum cleaner.
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I am waiting for the Ronco version, I want the one with the Pocket Fisherman attachment.
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Snopes says it's not real.
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Looks a little too much like a dustbuster for me...

By the way, if I'm too ham fisted to floss correctly, I probably should not attempt home eye surgery, huh?
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Of course it's a gag. I actually put in the prescription they had as a sample and clicked proceed to checkout to see what happened. Bad link, page not found thingy.
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As soon as I collect enough big rubber bands from my newspapers, I'm doin' my ACL.
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You're all being very negative, as someone who wears optical inserts in their goggles I'm fed up with fogging too. What could possibly go wrong?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigE
Snopes says it's not real.
What makes you think Snopes is real?
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I researched snopes on urban legends and couldn't find them
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Originally Posted by Bez
What makes you think Snopes is real?
I don't know, maybe we should enter "snopes" on the snopes website.
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Snopes cannot confirm or deny the existence of "bez".
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigE
Snopes cannot confirm or deny the existence of "bez".
Bez cannot confirm nor deny the existence of Bez.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
Of course it's a gag.
The red beret is the tipoff.
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Don't blink!
post #26 of 28
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Does that mean my Valium isn't going to be coming Fed Ex ... ? ...
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Originally Posted by Yuki
Does that mean my Valium isn't going to be coming Fed Ex ... ? ...
And I'm afraid that special ointment isn't all its cracked up to be either..
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ointment ..

How did you know about my "other" order .. ? :
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