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I always wondered about how people walked out of the surgery with clear vision because, what with the drops to dialate (sp) my pupils, the sensitivity to light as a result of the drops and then the trauma of the actual surgery (it is a surgery so, it is traumatic to our eyes), I basically squinted behind my fashionable free sunglasses the doctors provided for me, got into the car and kept my eyes shut the entire way home while the hubby was driving. Then, I plopped down in a comfy chair and snoozed for about an hour or 2. Once I woke up, I could see pretty clear but, my vision fluctuated for several months afterwards.

I watched the episode of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey when she had her surgery and, I couldn't believe that she could go out to eat straight from the surgery. But, I think she was just looking for attention. Heheheh!

Anyway, it is kind of cool to learn the behind the scenes stuff!

As far as the 20/20 vs 20/40, I think my eyes were 20/40 and 20/60 before my surgery and then 20/15 and 20/20 after so, while it is daunting right should eventually adjust to the difference if it doesn't correct itself. Your 20/40 might get better and get to 20/20 still but, even if it stays at 20/40, eventually your mind will catch up with the difference. Right now it is about having to retrain your brain to understand and get used to the difference. When my eyes were 20/40 and 20/60 before my surgery, I was just blurry. My biggest issue was my astigmatism. But, I couldn't tell that my prescriptions were different in each eye. Our bodies are highly adaptable. It just takes some getting used to. But, in the future, if your 20/40 eye doesn't improve, you may be able to get an enhancement on that eye. You will have to consult your doctor about it because only he or she can tell you if the conditions of your eye are favorable for an enhancement.

Just (here it comes...) try to be patient! I know it is difficult and, you are probably tired of those two words strung together. I am sorry to be one more person to say it to you! But, it is all you can do besides getting enough sleep as you heal your best when your eyes are at rest, drinking plenty of water and perhaps incorporating a multiple vitamin if you aren't already taking one. Also, Flax Seed Oil capsules or the oil itself are good as a supplement. They do amazing things for your body and I have read over and over again that they are good for healing Lasik eyes. If you do a search on Flax Seed Oil you will see the humongous (sp) list of benefits to your body that it provides. I believe that there is not a cell in your body that it doesn't help.

As far as having the patience of a saint...I think I am just so grateful for not having to clean glasses 4 times a day and being able to see the clock across the room and the computer screen without glasses...which, BTW, when I was wearing glasses I would still have to squint to see the computer screen with them on. I can't even remember how long it took me to get used to the fact that I don't have to squint. I think I squinted out of habit for 6-8 months post-op. Anyway, this board helped me alot and I like to be here to help others through it now!

Take care and keep in touch!

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