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I can't say that I have ever really regretted getting my surgery. Even at their worst, I was still so happy to be out of glasses. I am still healing. I still have fairly bad days and, the weekends are almost always great. So, I would have to assume that some of my issues with my dry eyes has to do with my enviroment. In the very few times that doubt starts to creep into my thoughts, I just push them away. I do have doubts now and then. I wonder if I will always have to use eye drops for the rest of my life. But, I just keep positive and hope for the best. But, I am not as bad off as some on this board. They were pretty bad for the first 11 months +/-. But, I tend to think that my eyes were, at their worst, better than others.
One thing I was using was Systane for drops. They were great. They actually helped me improve because, I was mistakenly using drops that would cause irritation. Recently I switched to Visine Pure Tears. I worry that they aren't Preservative Free since it doesn't specify on the bottle or the box the drops came in. But, I will be vigilant and try to pay attention to any changes if there are any for the worse, that might indicate that they are preserved. But, I life that they don't leave my eyes feeling sticky, dry and blurry for about 5 (sometimes more) minutes after I put them in when I wake up in the AM.

Try not to over lubricate your eyes. Try dropping them only every 2 hours. Make sure that you are using a preservative free drop. I would stay away from the stuff that is supposed to "stick to the eye" because I was using a brand that did that and it ended up causing irritation. Go see your regular eye doctor. He or she will be more up front with you and may have other suggestions. Plus, they have nothing to lose by telling you if they see something that needs to be taken care of. My lasik doc didn't tell me that I had some epitheleals under the flap in my left eye. My regular doc told me about that. It can be a bad thing. In my case, it wasn't because they didn't multiply. But, it was info that my lasik doc should have shared with me. That is why I am a firm believer in post-op visits with your regular eye doc.

Try to be patient. I know it is easier said than done but, I think I remember having a little bit of improvement around my 4-6 month anniversary. I am still healing. I can see improvement about ever 2 months or so.

Take care!

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