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I got both of my eyes done, they didn't do PRK afterall which I am indifferent too - seems like there are different benefits to both.
However, I do get blurry vision - fluctuating vision in the AM, I think it is b/c of the nighttime gel I use - it leaves some excess in the AM, my eyes seem to be red too right when I wake. By the afternoon I don't get this so much, but it seems to be happening in my left eye mostly.
Dear Brown, I'm glad you got regular lasik. Wow, what a surprise that must have been. I hope it works great for you. You'll do fine I'm sure. The healing process should be quicker than PRK. Let us know how you're doing.

Dear E and B: I got my second eye PRK'd on 3/1. It seemed like it burned and watered a bit more than the first eye did. I was in slightly more discomfort this time, but all is well now. I get my band-aid lens off tomorrow. It sure makes a difference because my left eye can at least see tons better than it did before (20/800). The vision is starting to come in much clearer and even though both eyes aren't perfect yet, I can see well enough to do just about everything. My right eye was 20/25 on the day of my second surgery. I don't think it's changed much since then, but it's only been about 2.5 weeks and they said it's doing really good for that amount of time. I'll give you both an update after tomorrow's visit to the doc.
Bo :wave: ,
So that's where you've been. I was wondering what happened to ya. So how is it today? I had that discomfort 10 fold in both eyes at the same time, but I could not imagine going through the pain I did two different times. I can say, my L eye, the poopy one, is very slowly getting better, I think. Things that were just a big blurr before, are coming into focus a bit more. Still no where near what my R eye is, but a bit better. I can read the liscense plate in front of me a bit better. A few weeks ago, I couldn't read it at all. I have a calendar here at work that is about 24 inches from me, and before I could not read the days of the week on it. Today, I can actually see them. Not 100%, but getting there. Ya Hoooooo!!! :bouncing: Let me know how the 2nd eye is doing. 20/800!!! Are you serious??? :confused: Wow!!! That was blind :cool: !!! You did the best thing, and I'm sure, in time, you will be so happy. You probably already are.

Brown :wave: ,
The blurryness will fluxuate for a while :eek: . Some days you'll see great, and others not so great. That is normal. My husband is about 6 months post and he still has good and not so good days. Don't want to say bad days, that was pre op. I do drops almost every hour, try more often. I am using Allergan Refresh Liquigel. Two bottles from Costco for $18.00. I have 4 bottles planted all over the place. The doc said those would work fine and I have no probs with them. They're not as jelly as the celluvisc, but not as watery as the regular saline drops. Just food for thought.

Keep us posted

e :)
Well today, both eyes are fine. The left is starting to focus really well, but they take the band-aid off tonight, so things will go fuzzy on me again for a couple of days. Yes, I was blind! :rolleyes: It's great to see this good without lenses. I don't think my right is 20/20 yet and I suspect my left is about 20/100+. I say 100+ because they were adjusting the prescript for 20/100 for a reading eye. So technically, my left eye should not get better than 20/100. I did the monovision thing with my contact lenses and loved it. I could see distance and read up close with no problems. It's not for everyone but it worked great for me. ;)

Yeah, going through the procedure twice is no picnic, but I'm not sure I could have tolerated that burning in both eyes at once. :o I really feel for you, but we both know the worst is over for both of us.

I'm so happy that your left eye is finally coming around. I'm sure it will take several more weeks for perfection (if there is such a thing), but it will get there. Just keep telling me that same thing when I come crying next month that one of my eyes isn't behaving! Moral support is a great thing....

I don't have dry eye syndrome as much as some people. My eyes produced enough tears (above average) from what they told me. That could be why they seem to be healing quicker. That dry eye symdrome really does slow things down because the eyes get so irritated. I'm lucky in that area.

I'll keep you posted. I love chatting with both of you. :bouncing:
My surgery cost $3800 for both eyes. Insurance paid about $600 of it so I am financing $3200 over 18 mo. 0% interest free. I think 5k is pretty steep, but it might depend on the part of the country you are in. California seems to charge higher for almost everything.

I hope those clowns get you fixed right. So far, the experience at my vision center (TLC) has been nothing but professional and caring. They sit so patiently answering all my questions. I almost feel bad that I am asking so many questions, but they never ever rush me. TLC is the same firm that fixed Tiger Wood's eyes and he was a -11.0 in both eyes. Wow. That's really bad vision!

The left eye is still very very fuzzy today, but getting better. As long as I am seeing improvement, even a gradual one, I'm okay with it. I'm seeing well enough to get by without any glasses. :)

20/100 seems like it would be a distortion, but for those who aren't ready for reading glasses yet (Pre-middle age), it would be a distortion. But for people like me, if both eyes were 20/20, the anything within a foot of my face would be blurry. Even food on a plate is blurry. :confused: So when the eyes are adjusted to make one of the weaker, it's not a distortion to us because it brings close and far objects into focus. It's more of a distorion to me, without one eye being adjusted. When I had my lenses this way, I could see perfect all the time. The only time I noticed a difference is when I covered one eye. Both eyes work together really well. And again, it's not for everyone, but I want to be able to see the food on my plate without having to wear reading glasses! Never know when there'll be a bug in there!! :dizzy:

Is your left eye still improving?

I do love these little icons as well. They are so cute and they say a thousand words! :jester:
:wave: So how was the shopping spree?

I love southern Cal. Wish I was there sometimes intead of the rainy midwest. We are getting clobbered today, but we needed the rain, so I won't complain anymore! ;)

Eventually, when your eyes are at the point the mine are, and reading glasses are needed most of the time, you can always try a contact lense in one eye, that will weaken the vision for ready and see how you like it. Most doctors will let you try it for a week or so to see if it's what you want. If you like it, you can keep the lense or have that eye adjusted for reading like I did. It's just bad to look at your plate and see blurry stuff. :confused:

My right eye is three weeks post op now and it's seeing pretty clear, but I would say it's not 20/20 yet. Gee, could I hope for 20/15? :rolleyes:

When you go for your next checkup, ask them if they maybe adjusted your one eye for reading instead of 20/20. It's a legit question. It would be bad if that wasn't what you were expecting, but maybe that's why it's taking so much longer. I can't believe they would do both eyes at the same time. Several docs out here recommend against that, but then again, it all depends on how much you need your eyes for about a week or two. If you don't have to drive anywhere, it's probably not an issue. :yawn:

I'm sure you'll end up fine, but I would ask lots of questions and make sure they don't rush you outta there. :nono:

Take care and I'll try and stay dry! :wave:
ps....I don't have to worry about wearing sunglasses today.... :cool:

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