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Like many others who have posted here, I am unhappy with the results of my Lasik procedure. I had custom view lasik with the microkeratome performed 7 weeks ago. My uncorrected vision prior was -7.50 in each eye, but was what I would consider perfect when corrected with soft contacts.

For the first two weeks I could see enough to get around, but I was miserable. I got a new prescription for my glasses and wore those for a month. I could now see well again with glasses. After my 6 week post-op appt, I was told that I am seeing 20/20 and no longer need my glasses. This was hardly the case. I told the doc the letters were not clear, he says "Try to make out some of the letters". Well sure, if I squint, stand on one foot, and all planets are in alignment I can make out some of the letters. Not what I would consider ideal. Another frustrating element is that my vision is perfect for about 30 minutes every morning than regresses to what I will see for the rest of the day.

Anyway, I gave the doc's advice a shot and have not worn my glasses in over a week. This sucks! I can see OK in a small areas (ie bathroom, kitchen, my office, etc.) but when out in the open like outdoors or in a large store like walmart I am aware that my vision is not good. I have double vision when approaching stoplights, and now have an astigmatism in my right eye that was not there pre-op. I feel that the doc is trying to convince me that I am now somehow better off than I was before and that this is a successful outcome.

What now??? I am so mad at myself for making this decision. There are so many better things I could have spent $3600 dollars on. I did this to make my life a little easier and so I could go camping, hiking, swimming, without worrying about losing a contact. Now my life feels much more complicated as I have to constantly put in eye drops and deal with visual fluctuations and poor vision everyday. I now also have a fear that this will continue to give me issues for the rest of my life. That is not a good feeling. Has anyone else been through this and seen drastic improvement after week 7?

Thanks for any input.

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