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Hey everyone...

I had lasik with customview done dec 2009... my prescription was -5.75 and -6.25 with a slight astigmatism in the one eye. I have VERY large pupils..

I wore contacts for over 18 years for well over 10 hours a day.. and had pretty dry eyes to begin with...

After the surgery i tested 20/25 and 20/20 the next day... i was ecstatic... Not having to wear glasses or contacts was a great feeling... there was definitely some pain and i had a steroid drop prescribed... but all went well after about the two weeks.. and no longer having to wear the eye patches at night...

I definitely have startburst and night time effects.. but coming from such a bad prescription in the first place... things looked about the same.. It was defiantly harder to drive at night/dusk and ive kept it to a minimum.. it has slowly improved in this area i think though..

That being said.. im in what ive read is the "second guessing phases"... so just want to hear some others feedback...

Currently i cant drive at night at all... not because of the 'starburst' but because my vision is SO bad... my 1 month appointment had me reading 20/35 and 20/30 in the dark.. and somehow.. 20/25 with both eyes.. in bright open light...

I asked for glasses or hard contact or something 'while i heal' cause i dont feel comfortable driving or with the vision at a distance in general... I cant "see" like im use to.. I do realize that many people in the population maybe went around with -1.75 or -2 prescription .. and no glasses... but i think they have adapted to that over years of life... To go from having PERFECT vision via contacts/glasses to suddenly having this 20/35 is beyond scary and hard for me to adapt to... i use some simple drops and for about 2 seconds it seems i have perfect vision.. it then goes as soon as the eyedrop drips out... :(

Doctor said no.. "Dont get glasses or you will feel you wasted money.. wait a month, things will get better"... I listened... and it 100% has gotten worse... im pretty sure at this point i will be well over 20/40 and the legal driving limit...

I will be going in this week and wish to know if it is common to have this much of a flux at 3 months.. and will i be expecting a touchup? do many people with bad prescriptions have to wear glasses/contacts after 'while the eye heals'..

I still think this surgery was an amazing experience... and am not sad yet with the choice cause i have hope it will just take time... but havent read much about vision changing this much, at the 3 month point...

thanks :)





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