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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.
Well I got the band-aid off last night and off course, the left eye is fuzzy again. I'm guess this will last a couple of days like the last one. :rolleyes:

20/100 does seem like a huge difference but that's how I did my contacts and it never seemed to bother me. I'm hoping this will be the same type of vision I was used to. Only time will tell I guess. I supposed I could always have it touched up if I didn't like it (which means going through this again! :confused: ). I just don't see the point in getting my eyes fixed but then always having to wear reading glasses. That kind of defeats the purpose of getting out of glasses.

I suppose the hard part is over and I just have to sit back and let them heal. I can't wait to start wearing makeup again, although, I have enjoyed the extra sleep time since I don't have to put it on! It will be so good to get back to normal. :)

Bonita
Bo,
Bonita, It's nice to know your "real" name. Hi :wave: . Isn't it the wierdest thing when they come at your eyes with tweezers? Eeeech :nono: . Are they scratchy today? It has taken me almost 8 weeks for mine to settle to where they are now, more my left that is. The right was great from the get go. But it is definitly improving, which makes me sooo happy :bouncing: . Maybe in time, I'll be able to say it was totally worth it. It was with the R. If it keeps improving, I know it will have been worth it. The up close stuff is still a bit fuzzy, but we'll just give that time too, as I really have no choice at this point. I go in on the 22nd so we'll see what they say then.

Although, this doc office kinda pissed me off :mad: . They are right there all the way, until the have your money. I ran out of the script daily drops and they said they did not have any "samples" there so they would call in a script for me. I even said what happens if someone who just got their eyes done needs drops, there are none? They replied with a "yes". So I decided I was done with the stupid drops. I was down to once a day, and only had two weeks to go, so... That may be a contribution as to why I'm seeing better. My eyes may not have liked those particular drops. Who knows... But for $5400. I think another bottle of drops is not too much to ask. And they are not real good at returning phone calls. This is what I paid for :confused: ? Hmmmm.
Well... I'm so glad for you that the absolute worst is over, and I can truely say, "I can relate".
Take care. Write back soon. :p
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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:
Going to Long Beach sounds fun. I was there once and my rental car (and several others) had the windows bashed in. Oh well, it was only a rental! But Long Beach was beautiful. We saw the Queen Mary, but didn't go in it. (I was there on business, so time was limited).

We had a bunch of storms here over the weekend, but we needed the rain. However, we got tornados with that. Must have been the weekend special! :rolleyes:

Yeah, I think you're doing the right thing to wait about 6 months, just to see how it balances out. It sounds like your eyes are still gradually changing and probably will for awhile (as will mine). My left eye is getting better everyday so far. Even though it won't be 20/20, I can still read now and see distance. I won't know when my left eye is where it should be until they tell me since it won't be a 20/20 eye. I can still sense some distortion between the two eyes (and I know you know what I'm feeling). But my second eye is a little less than 2 weeks old so I need to give it time. Patience!!

Anyway, I had a good weekend despite the weather. Most of the storms were in the evening so we were able to get daily routines accomplished.

It's still early for you California folks...so I won't expect a response so soon! I'm getting hooked on our chats.......(BTW...I have 3 kids, 2 of which got married last year (2 girls, so we're still getting out of debt!)). My youngest is 16 (son) and fortunately all my kids turned out to be awesome. I couldn't be luckier!

Take care and have a good day! :bouncing:





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