... No eye protectors - I was sent home with just goggles (rather like swimming ones, but with air vents rather than being watertight) and wore them the first week. I found the goggles got uncomfortable after the first few days, but I did keep them on the whole week. It's the first 24-48 hours that really matter for the flap, though, I think protecting them the whole week is just... (6 replies)
... shields to sleep and have also been wearing swimming goggles when taking a shower. I have not done any exercise since the surgery. ... (28 replies)
... ead my older posts here on the boards. My story is fairly typical. I bought into all the "next day perfect vision" ads and was horribly disappointed in my post lasik results at first. It took several months before my vision cleared up..... ... (7 replies)
... It's really good to know that your vision is still improving after week 6! I just cant wait to get back into the ocean and start surfing and swimming again. ... (8 replies)
... I am having my surgery next Friday. My sheet says to wait three months for swimming, I don't normally even go under water. I just sit in the pool and wear sunglasses and hang out. How long should I wait? I will also be asking them next week too...just looking for opinions. (2 replies)
... My doctor advised against going swimming for 2 weeks after surgery due to the possibility of infection from the bacteria in the water but if you close your eyes when washing your hair and face you should be fine. Just don't rub your eyes! (2 replies)
... e hearing my doctor. And, to this day, I don't know why that was. I can't recall if the machine was noisy or if it was my nerves and all the thoughts that were swimming around inside my head. Hehehe! ... (25 replies)
... cant go swimming etc. ... (4 replies)
... I have considered doing Lasik or PRK or something in the future, but I have a question.... ... (2 replies)
... es. You can end up with bad low light vision, halos, starburst, it seems that kind of side effects are more common, but it also seems some clinics or majority of lasik industry doesn't make that to be serious complication. ... (17 replies)
... I know you guys haven't posted in awhile but I wanted to thank-you for writing what you did and being so honest.
I have a PRK surgery booked in a couple weeks. Half of me is (was) so excited to not have to wear glasses anymore. I have worn them since 9 yrs old-I'm 28 now. I can't wear contacts ever because they make my eyes bloodshot and sore.
The other half of me is... (15 replies)
... Thanks a lot for the advice...it meant a lot to me. I'm just back from a eye checkup, and the doctor says everything's fine. My vision's around 6/6 in the left eye,and 6/5 in the right. I have a small thing I'd like to ask. I find that blinking isn't as comfortable as before, and it seems somewhat difficult. I have to consciously make myself blink regularly because it's not... (5 replies)
... had LASIK, rubbing your eyes is a horrible habit. It can cause wrinkles, it can spread germs into your eyes.... it's BAD! Don't do it! Totally understand the swimming paranoia. It took me a couple of years to open my eyes under the water. I did it all summer this summer and LOVED IT! My eyes are just fine, too! ... (5 replies)
... Stil taking a shower with swimming goggles..LOL . The hardest thing that i feel after Lasik is staying positive when you don't see as clearly as you hoped. Everybody says it gets better so that's what i'm sticking to. ... (9 replies)
... I had LASIK done in December of 2006. Before that, I had horrible vision! ... (23 replies)
... Like many others who have posted here, I am unhappy with the results of my Lasik procedure. I had custom view lasik with the microkeratome performed 7 weeks ago. ... (8 replies)
... My doc told me 3-4 weeks for any water activities (including hot tubs). Im 6 days post-op and i am still cautious when I take a bath and wash my face. I don't want to introduce any bacteria in my eyes. (2 replies)
... My doctor told me after 3 weeks I was safe to go in the water at a pool. I don't tend to get my head wet or go underwater but he said it was fine to do whatever I wanted. I'm assuming that decision is also based off your individual situation and amount of healing you're had so far. (2 replies)
... cess. When both eyes are done someone will come to your side and help you sit up. You can see but not complete clear. I like to tell people that it is like after swimming for several hours and every thing is a little hazy. This is much better the next day. The assistant will then guide you to another area where the Dr. ... (6 replies)
... GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO HEAL!!! I went through very similar experiences post-op. Definitely not the next day 20/20 dream they all advertise! And yeah, at 9 days post-op, I really regretted my decicision to get surgery, because my vision was AWFUL!!!
Here's what they don't tell you! It takes at LEAST 2 months for your eyes to heal and your vision to... (14 replies)