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Hello All,

I had my lasik surgery March 21, 2014. I thought it was a good choice since I had been wearing glasses since I was 12 years old and now I'm more than half of my life I've spent wearing contacts or glasses. At first I was able to wear contacts till about 6 years ago when my eyes got so irritated it was almost impossible to wear them so I opted for using glasses. I had been contemplating surgery for a couple years and I finally went in this February to be evaluated to see if I was a candidate for lasik. So the doctor said I was a candidate and my surgery was booked for a month later. I was happy that I would finally be able to see without glasses and have a better quality of life. But truth is I've been miserable ever since. My vision is okay but not as sharp as it was before and the contrast is not as vivid. I experience mild dry eye which I was told was a minor side effect but who knows. My vision fluctuates during the day and to make matters worse I have floaters which I did not have before. Occasionally before surgery I would see a floater here and there but now they're there 24/7. I have them in both eyes. I do computer work all day so when I returned back to work it was very hard for me to focus and could hardly see the it has gotten a bit better but not like before. I have a few friends and a cousin that had lasik done and they were very satisfied with it or at least that's what they say. I feel my doctor did not fully explain all the possible risks and side effects but too late now. After I had my surgery I researched "lasik recovery time" and it was then when all this horrific stories popped up about bad lasik experiences I wished these would have come up when I was doing my research before hand.

If I would have know about all the potential risks I would have never done it. During the first week and after reading all these stories and coming to the conclusion that lasik does more harm than good. I could hardly sleep ..I became severely depressed. I have talked to my doctor and those friends who've had lasik and they all say to give it time. But how can I? I'm hopeful that things will improve but I know for certain I made the worst decision of my life. I would trade just about anything to have my old vision back. I keep praying to God so he can give me the strength to get past this.

If you read this please pray for me and if you haven't had lasik please DON'T do's a life changing decision and sometimes not for the better.

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