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I've had glasses for 34 years and I'm 45 years old. I'm nearsighted with a prescription in the high -6.75 to -7.00 range. I had plenty of extra flap room when tested for thickness. I had custom Wavefront, Interlace Lasik done on Friday May 16, 2008. I'm on day three of recovery. I had a follow up appointment the day after the surgery and my vision was clear enough I could have driven myself, but one eye wasn't as sharp as the other one and they were very irritated still. The doctor looked into my eyes and said their was some swelling but it would go away. He had me read from a chart and one eye was much easier to see with. He just kept telling me to keep blinking to get the tears moving.

The doctor said the eye that wasn't bugging me was dry and the one that I feel is the most uncomfortable was fine. I've been putting in Vigamox, and Omnipred drops they gave me three times a day and the artificial tears as frequently as every 10-20 minutes when awake.

My vision in my left eye is noticeably crisper than the right eye, which seems a bit blurry. I can see, but not as clearly as with my glasses. I was nearsighted and I didn't get Monovision. I have another follow up appointment in 3 weeks. Should I be seeing them sooner than 3 weeks? I understand my vision will fluctuate but I can't watch tv for more than maybe 2 hours before I have to rest my eyes. The computer screen really makes my eyes hurt.

My eyes feel great when sleeping or when the drops are in them, but otherwise the one eye just feels like I have a contact in it thats dirty and inside out. Yesterday I could see much better from my right eye than today.

When do I panic? Is it normal for one eye to heal slower and fluctuate more than the other one? I can't imagine waiting 3 months with on and off blurry vision in one eye before someone decides if it's under corrected. I have halos at night and I expected those to last for probably 6 weeks. Things I know will correct themselves over time don't bother me, it's the uncertainty. This definitely has its highs and lows.

What are normal expectations for recovery? Some people are saying if it's not stable in a week it won't fix itself and others are saying it took months. How long does the itchy, scratchy feeling take to go away? How did you cope in the in between time while you waited to see if your vision was going to get better? What level of vision would dictate getting an Enhancement later?

I'm so happy to possibly not wear glasses. It has really given me a boost in feeling good about myself, picking out a new haircut, makeup and clothes. Seems like my whole perspective has shifted to more perky just leaving glasses behind. I feel sexier and more confident without my glasses. My eyes are brilliant blue and now are the first thing people notice, when I can manage to take my sunshades off. I'm wearing my sunshades in bright light or when I encounter glare, since their still sensitive to changes in light.

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