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Ryan,
You were Piercedlip back then. I do remember you!

As for the patch, my hubby uses it every day and has for as long as I have known him...going on 9 years. But, if you do use the patch, it may not be a lifetime thing for you since your problem is in your sight. Since his has to do with a lazy eye, his is a different reason all together to need every day. As far as whether his doctor told him to use a patch, I don't know. He is a little sensitive about his eyes so, I don't ask too many questions.

Fortunately, the patches are really inexpesive so, if you get one and it ends up not working for you, you didn't pay more for it like you would for a pair of glasses with one lense or one contact. Just consider trying it for a few months. It may not even take that long to fix it if it can. My eyesight is slightly varied from each other as well but, I don't notice it too much. Only now and then when I am thinking about.

Hehehehe about the Cyborg eye! You could also call it your Eagle Eye!

Anyway, another thing with the patch is that my hubby only wears it when he is in the house watching tv, reading a book or on the computer. He doesn't have to wear it in public or even all day. So, if you were worried that it is something you need to wear all the time until the problem is fixed, don't! Just wear it when you feel like it.

And, you may talk to your doctor to see if he or she thinks that a patch may help. But, you never know what they might say so, you may just give it a shot for a little while. It can't hurt.

Take care and let me know of your progress Cyborg! Hehehehe!
Ryan:

It sounds like we have a lot in common but my end results may be much worse. Like yourself, I never had 20/20 vision since I was a kid and since about 17 years old, was about -625 left and about -675 right eye. I am sure it was over -6 and under - 7. It has now been 4 years and nothing but problems and misery for me. I had lasik 3 times with the initial surgery early 2001 which resulted in some regression ending up with 20/50 and 20/60 or so. I wish I left it at that. But nnnooooo, I went for a "re-touch about 7 months later or end of 2001 which is when my problems started. I also work on the computer at least 10 hours per day. First of all, I believe the prescription is wrong. The outcome was 20/20 and 20/15 but with the following problems:

(1) extreme dizziness with headaches and tired eyes. Dryness is not much of problems but I do occasionally use eye drops. [B]The dizziness is what is making me so miserable[/B]
(2) objections seem to appear to be "too up close" if that makes sense.
(3) feeling of inbalance.

There are months I seem to be able to live with it and hoping "my brain would get used to it." But it seems to be getting worse. I was 43 when I had the initial surgery and now just turned 47. I understand the reading part will eventually come but even distance vision makes we dizzy.

I wish I left it after the first lasik surgery!

During the last 2 years, I have gone to several lasik surgeons and one was willing to do further lasik with the goal I would lose distance vision and gain some reading vision. But he was reluctant and told me to wait 6 months. All other surgeons said I didn't have enough cornea thickness for further surgery with the last one (about 2 weeks ago) telling me I had a 20% chance both distance and reading vision could become worse. (Each consultation cost me $450-$500 each but the cost didn't faze me. I am miserable and desparate.)

About a week ago, I got "computer glasses" which did provide some relief and made it much easier to work. You might want to try this out.

Do you have any of my symptoms specifically the dizziness and objections appearing to be too up close? Would anyone out there have any suggestions for me and even another referral to another doctor? I will in California but if anyone out of state can help me, I would be willing to travel the distance.

Thanks to all for whatever help you can recommend. And Merry Christmas!

Gerry





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