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I'm hoping that someone that knows a lot more about this subject can point me in the right direction regarding what to do about my eyesight.

To make a long story short, I'm a 33 year old male with eyesight that is almost correctable to 20/20. I feel like it could be WAY better though. Back in 2004, my sight was terrible, so the Air Force allowed me to get PRK. I had the procedure, and was very happy with the results for a few weeks. Then, hurricane Katrina ripped through Biloxi, Mississippi, the place I lived at the time, and things went downhill. I was unable to get the steroid eye drops I needed, and I stopped taking them when they ran out. Also, I spent a lot of time outside cleaning up debris, and helping the recovery effort. My sight deteriorated quickly, and I went to see my optometrist. He told me that I had a ton of scarring on my cornea (most likely as a result of not tapering off the steroid drops), and it could be easily fixed.

In 2006, I went through another round of PRK to "blast away" the scar tissue on my corneas. The procedure seemed to go well, but after a few months, it seemed like everything went back to the way it was before the second procedure.

I wear contacts now to correct my vision, and I'd be fine with that if it wasn't for the fact that they don't work very well. First off, they don't correct me to 20/20 as I would like. Besides that, I noticed something very odd... Without my contacts in, if I squint, my vision gets WAY better. If I take the "paddle" (the one that the optometrist puts in front of your eyes when they have you look at the chart) and poke a small hole in it, I can see like Superman through that hole. It's like there's too much light getting to my cornea... Aside from that, I see halos at night and my vision around dusk is horrible no matter what I do.

Any suggestions? My eye doc doesn't seem to care, he just rushes me out of his office when I do my check-ups with him. I'm wondering if laser eye surgery technology has advanced to the point that someone might be able to fix me...

Thanks in advance for any help!

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