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[QUOTE=DW123;3952746]Thank you for your response. I guess I was under a misconception about lasik eye surgery. I had perfect vision until I hit the magic 40, although my brother who is 63 doesn't need glasses and has good vision. I guess I am the unlucky one in my family, anyway thanks for the information.[/QUOTE]

I think your doctor didn't do you any favors by not telling you that lasik doesn't correct presbyopia. Mine did and I was aware of it, so that's why I had monovision. Most people GET this. I'm surprised you hadn't heard that? :confused:I am getting an enhancement though, cause it's just too blurry after 3 months....
:([QUOTE=Norby2009;3947572]Just ordered new glasses, they are costing 650 bucks, i had my lasik 4 months ago. Hopefully they will eleviate some of my problems with headaches and dizzyness. I don't think they will do much to help with the dry eyes, blurry vision and difficulty with night driving, excruciating facial pain, and visual distortion.Unfortunately, the clinic I went to "LASIKMD" in Canada does this procedure in bulk rather than on carefully-selected patients. They now refuse to acknowledge my problems, the optometrist I saw last week told me my vision is clear and crisp after I had just told him about all of my problems. They don't listen to me and just rush me through the post-op check-ups as quickly as possible because they don't want me to cost them anymore money.I've put in a complaint with the FDA and will do so with the locally as well.[/QUOTE]
Neveragain444
May I ask how long your sight took to get better - I am 5 weeks post op and my far vision is still quite blurry - good first thing but by the end of the day isn't too good. I am wondering how logn it will take to settle down and be consistently good. U have no bad side effects at all!
[QUOTE=julieone;3960303]Neveragain444
May I ask how long your sight took to get better - I am 5 weeks post op and my far vision is still quite blurry - good first thing but by the end of the day isn't too good. I am wondering how logn it will take to settle down and be consistently good. U have no bad side effects at all![/QUOTE]
julieone...I am also 5 weeks post-op and my vision is super sharp first thing in the morning when I awake (would guess 20/15). After about an hour, my far vision starts to fade to become more blurry (I would guess maybe 20/30). If I put drops in, my far vision comes back straightaway to super sharp for about a minute or two, then fades. So, vision is sharp as long as my eyes are moist but as they dry out, it becomes more blurry. I have a friend who had the same issue and reports that after several months the sharpness dominated and was permanent. So, fingers crossed! Or should I cross my eyes? :dizzy: No, better cross fingers. :)
It has been 8 days since I had Customs Intralase on 4/26 on both eyes to correct my high myopia. Far vision on both eyes have been blurry since then, with no improvements. My estimation of my current vision is 20/60. I have no side effects such as glare, starburst or halo but have double/triple vision. Couple with blurry vision, this made night driving quite difficult. I have read in this board that it may take up to 6 whole months for the cornea to heal completely and achieve its intended clarity, so I will have to hang on and pray that it will improve over time. So, in many ways, I am in the same boat as many of you here in this board.
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Re: does anyone get 20/20 after lasik?
It has been 8 days since I had Customs Intralase on 4/26 on both eyes to correct my high myopia. Far vision on both eyes have been blurry since then, with no improvements.[b] My estimation of my current vision is 20/60. I have no side effects such as glare, starburst or halo but have double/triple vision. Couple with blurry vision, this made night driving quite difficult. I have read in this board that it may take up to 6 whole months for the cornea to heal completely and achieve its intended clarity, so I will have to hang on and pray that it will improve over time. So, in many ways, I am in the same boat as many of you here in this board.[/b][/quote]

Or...you could go for an enhancement in approximately 3-6 months. Your story sounds familiar. My eyes didn't improve much from 1 - 3 months. One of the doctors told me that as a general rule, what you see at 1 month, is what you see at 3 months. There are occasionally exceptions though.
I'm still shaking my head after my lasik on April 30th. I am so clear! I think that the "it takes time for the cornea to heal" in my case wasn't true. I just wasn't corrected enough. I don't think that there was a mistake..maybe my eyes just needed a boost as they might not have responded as much as the doctor thought. I don't know. I just know that the second I sat up, I could tell that it had worked well. Everything was clear right away. I think those who are seeing blurry still as I was probably just need an enhancement down the road. Hopefully, everyone here will have good results eventually as I have. It was a very long, frustrating, depressing 3 months, but it's finally over. What an ordeal :dizzy:
I had my surgery August 15th and am now seeing 20/15.
Prior to Lasik I was a -6.00 in boths eyes with an astigmatism. I was legally blind without being corrected.
I had worn contacts lenses since 1976 and then reading glasses on top of those for about the past 5 years.
The only reason I had Lasik done was because my eyes would no longer tolerate the contact lenses.
I am happy to say as an added surprise to seeing 20/15, I haven't needed my reading glasses either.
The left eye was crystal clear 1 week after surgery, while the right eye was still blurry for distance. I was worried, but they told me not to worry and they would even out. Well, they were right. i now see the same out of each eye. The only thing that still bothers me is the night vision. Very big halos from oncoming headlights. Please don't tell my local police dept, but i find it easier to drive at night with my sunglasses on. It cuts down all the halos and yet I can still see the road.
Hope my experience helps someone who is on the fence about getting the procedure.
The best $$$ I have ever spent!
[QUOTE=ddefer;4194298]I have 20/20 - for about an hour after I wake up. Then vision degrades steadily all fay untill I can see maybe 5 feet. It's been 6 weeks since surgery and yeah, I'm scared as hell.[/QUOTE]
Mine did the same thing. Mornings (for about an hour or so) were good, then my vision got blurry. It has to do with tear film. Your doc will probably tell you that. With LASIK, the corneal nerves get severed when the flap is cut. The nerves help somehow with tear production. It should improve but may take many, many months.





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