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What I meant was about every 3 years i have had to get new glasses with more strength. If I'm reading my prescription correctly it's 325 in left and 275 in right eye. Otherwise my Doctor said my eyes are normal. IT sure would be nice to see like I did when I was 30, I am now 60 yrs old. Thank you for your response.
[QUOTE=DW123;3950997]What I meant was about every 3 years i have had to get new glasses with more strength. If I'm reading my prescription correctly it's 325 in left and 275 in right eye. Otherwise my Doctor said my eyes are normal. IT sure would be nice to see like I did when I was 30, I am now 60 yrs old. Thank you for your response.[/QUOTE]
DW, at age 60, you are needing reading glasses because your lenses have stiffened and become less pliable(happens to everyone with age). Your prescription is divided into two basic categories: Far vision correction and reading correction. It could be that your reading prescription is changing every few years and the doctor is adjusting this aspect of your glasses. Your current myopic prescription(I am guessing you meant -3.25/-2.75 and not +3.25/+2.75?) is middle-of-the-road...neither mild nor severe myopia.
If you are looking for vision as if you were 30, I am afraid LASIK will not work. Nothing will, short of new eyeballs. LASIK can be very nice when done carefully and correctly but can be very nasty when something goes wrong.
With all due respect, at your age and expectations and current prescription(not bad at all), I would just say NO to LASIK. Far too risky. Just my 2 cents.
It took me almost the full 3 months to stabilize. I look around at certain objects to judge how far I've come. There is a little residual blurriness about 10 feet and out. Darker places make it blurrier, and I have difficulty reading signs while driving. Hang in there.
[QUOTE=julieone;3972954]Wow that's fab; it gives me hope as my eyes just don't seem to be improving at all. I had it done on march 17 and struggle on a daily basis. sooooooooooooo depressing and tiring![/QUOTE]

Hang in there, and maybe an enhancement would work for you. Wait a few months though till your eyes are stable. Best decision i made to redo them. It's been a very traumatic and frustrating 3 months, and now...it's apparently over :cool: :round:


I DO need reading glasses...but who cares!? I can SEEEEEE!
[QUOTE=JustMe2009;3974746]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:[/QUOTE]

Hi there again
My eyes are now 8 weeks post surgery and aren't getting any better. I have specs for driving and TV and reading glasses, so all in all, I'm no better off really than I was before. they say that my eyes have over-reacted (?) and that now I am slightly myopic. I was wondering how long after your first treatment it was before thay agreed to redo your eyes? did you find little or no imporvement after the 2 month period too?
Hope you are still seeing as brilliantly - I'm sure you are
[QUOTE=julieone;3981107]Hi there again
My eyes are now 8 weeks post surgery and aren't getting any better. I have specs for driving and TV and reading glasses, so all in all, I'm no better off really than I was before. they say that my eyes have over-reacted (?) and that now I am slightly myopic. I was wondering how long after your first treatment it was before thay agreed to redo your eyes? did you find little or no imporvement after the 2 month period too?
Hope you are still seeing as brilliantly - I'm sure you are[/QUOTE]

Oh, I'm sorry you're still not seeing well. They usually re-do at least 3 months after the first time....I'm seeing AWESOMELY still! I couldn't see well even after 3 months..and they agreed that my eyes were stable enough to do the enhancement. I had it done 3 months and 1 week later.
My glasses prescription b/4 Lasik was A -6.00 in each eye. Extremely nearsighted with astgmatisim and considered legally blind without correction.
It is now 5 weeks since my procedure. I had an official eye exam last week and am seeing better than 20/20. I am at 20/15.
As an added plus, I also do not need my reading glasses. I was wearing contact lenses for over 30 years and then started wearing reading glasses on top of that when I turned fourty.
I am more than thrilled with the outcome.
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!
I read that 50% of those aren't or are no longer 20/20 after lasik for distance. Those who end slightly undercorrected should be happy they can see good(possibly 20/20) from near without reading glasses. Some(like me) don't even see 20/20 with glasses/contacts so it wouldn't be realistic to expect 20/20 with lasik. Also I read and speak from experience that they are very liberal in "declaring" you 20/20 to boost their bottom line. I guessed 2 letters correct with my glasses when getting a lasik evaluation and he declared me "almost 20/20"





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