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[QUOTE=HenriettaT;5309997]Hi Kevin
That is really good news. I think I am finding my vision sharper in full sunlight and like you it worsens later in the day. Hope you have had another good day[/QUOTE]

Seems I may have spoken too soon. At work, I have noticed no improvement in my vision. Same at home watching television - I have a very difficult time reading words on a TV just 8 feet away.

I may have gotten a "false positive" over the weekend when I was driving. That was outdoors, of course, and skies were partly cloudy to cloudy. So maybe it was just a case of daylight without any glare from the sun.

My next follow up is in two weeks. I'll see what they say at that time. I have no discomfort and I don't notice halos or starburst a. I just don't see well at all beyond a few feet.
Update...I had my 1 month visit. This visit was with my normal optometrist - not the surgeon that did my procedure. I really struggled with the chart. I was almost seeing double on the chart. It was 10 feet away and in a dark room, which is a bad combination for me. Near vision was quite good.

Optometrist said I probably needed an enhancement, and if it were up to him he would have it done right away. But he first would consult with the surgeon. I heard back today after their conversation. The surgeon and optometrist confirmed my numbers and confirmed that was what the laser was programmed to produce.

In the end, the surgeon said to wait two more months (90 days total) to see if there is any improvement. In the meantime, they said to use eye drops aggressively (which I have been doing anyway). Optometrist said he would get me glasses to wear while I am driving at night.

I feel certain I will ultimately need the enhancement. There has been no noticeable improvement in the past 2-3 weeks. My vision is good for reading, and fair for daytime driving. Otherwise it is poor.
Hi Kevin
Sorry to hear your vision has not improved much.
I had my one month check up recently to, and may also need an enhancement-possibly just in the left eye.
I am finding my near vision for reading is much worse in early mornings and then wakes up a bit.
I think if a person with good eye sight could see through my eyes they would think I had poor vision but to me I am still quite pleased as it was so awful to start with and now better than with my glasses pre LASIK.
If they can improve it further I will be delighted but a bit nervous about the enhancement. I think a 3 month wait for the enhancement seems pretty standard.There must be a reason for this so maybe your eyes could still improve.
Has anyone had significant improvement in months 2 and 3 post LASIK?
Hi Kevin,

Can you please update us on your progress. I am 10 days post lasik and still with blurry vision. Your story kind of describes mine. Hope to hear from you.

[QUOTE=KevinK2014;5314530]Update...I had my 1 month visit. This visit was with my normal optometrist - not the surgeon that did my procedure. I really struggled with the chart. I was almost seeing double on the chart. It was 10 feet away and in a dark room, which is a bad combination for me. Near vision was quite good.

Optometrist said I probably needed an enhancement, and if it were up to him he would have it done right away. But he first would consult with the surgeon. I heard back today after their conversation. The surgeon and optometrist confirmed my numbers and confirmed that was what the laser was programmed to produce.

In the end, the surgeon said to wait two more months (90 days total) to see if there is any improvement. In the meantime, they said to use eye drops aggressively (which I have been doing anyway). Optometrist said he would get me glasses to wear while I am driving at night.

I feel certain I will ultimately need the enhancement. There has been no noticeable improvement in the past 2-3 weeks. My vision is good for reading, and fair for daytime driving. Otherwise it is poor.[/QUOTE]
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i had monovision lasik about 3 weeks ago. it was pretty good at first. didnt need glasses but had to squint to read. now in the last few weeks tho my reading is getting way worse. im really depressed. has anyone ever had a touch up? is that common? i need my eyes for work. i use a laptop in my car. it would be one thing if we didnt pay so much for this to have to deal with fumbling with it after. but to pay 4000 and be like meh... i still need glasses. it sames the case for alot of people who started that way. isnt the goal to get rid of glasses if you had monovision?
Wow, either my memory was bad, or I was very lucky. My original Lasik was done 16 years ago. -11.75 and -11.5. Both eyes done. Next day was seeing better than 20/20. I didn't have any issues with "bluriness" at distances. The only thing I recall was the first two weeks some slight stinging and dry eyes (that lasted probably a month). Vision stabilized at 20/20 (well combined in both eyes anyway, one was like 20/30 and one was 20/20) in about 2 weeks.

For the "touchup/revision": Around here, NO doctor will do Lasik twice. Although I'm a prime candidate for Lasik again (I have lots of corneal tissue apparently), none of the docs will risk a flap complication, so the only choice is PRK. Not saying that you can't find a doctor who will do Lasik twice, but it seems fairly rare. I'm not so worried about the flap coming loose again, it's the epithelial growth risk that would concern me (the cells don't stop growing and they basically either have to re-lift the flap and scrape your eye or sometimes they just can't do anything about it).

PRK is NOT a "simple" touchup, IMO. Procedurally probably takes the same amount of time as Lasik, but the recovery time is *much* longer.

I'm at 6 weeks post-PRK and just now my distance vision is finally "good", but up-close (and I don't mean like reading, I mean like anything within 6-10 feet away) is still ghosting. that's common with PRK, apparently.

Although the recovery times vary widely with PRK. Some people are all done at like 2 weeks, but can take up to 6-12 months.

Apparently if you had Lasik done more than 10-12 years ago AND your vision was worse than -10, you have a good chance of it regressing (hence the need for me to have an "enhancement"). but I got 16 years "use" out of it, so it was definitely worth it.

I only had PRK done in the one eye. No way in hell would I have it done in both eyes at the same time. I wouldn't be able to drive for a month, let alone do computer work for that long either. I will probably have the other eye done with PRK as well, but not for another few months (vacations).

I was warned that I would need reading glasses when I had Lasik done 16 years ago. I'm debating about doing a monovision (the other reason I only had the one eye touched up with PRK). But not everyone can deal with monovision (takes about 7-8 weeks apparently to get used to it). Not sure if I can deal with it, as right now, the right eye sees much better distance than the left-eye, and left-eye sees up close better than the right eye, and it's driving me crazy.

Since you're only at 3 weeks monovision, I'd give it another month. You may get used to it. You may not.

It's one thing I'll have to ask the doctor is:
What if I have monovision and can't deal with it, what then?

Or maybe I'll have them give me a contact lens to simulate the monovision for the left eye and I can try that for 2 months and see if I can deal with it.

Right now though, at a distance, my left eye seems "foggy" and it's actually just blurry because I can't see as good as the right eye (which seems crystal clear now at a distance). But up close (like 2+ feet away from the computer screen), my right-eye seems "foggy" but it's just ghosting/blurry and the left-eye is fine.





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