Sunday, March 08, 2009

LASIK after 2 months...

It has been about 2 months now with good vision. I still have some halos and some dryness, but really haven't been tied to the eye drops at all. So this is what it is like for everyone with good vision. No worrying about contacts or carry stuff to take care of them. No glasses getting wet in the rain. Just waking up to see and seeing the clock in the middle of the night. Of course, I can now see that the shower needs to be replaced. Sigh.

A little while ago, Andrej asked how the eyes are after the surgery. I said tired, but didn't really explain. After the surgery there was about 5 weeks where I didn't get a full night of sleep. I would wake up with painfully dry eyes which would require a round of eye drops. Now it is starting to get to the point where I can sleep all the way through the night.

Right now I am looking forward to my first trip without bringing the contact solution, case, glasses and other misc stuff. Should be easier traveling for that, if only traveling with a 34 month old would be easier too.

3 comments:

Boiler Up! Amy said...

Is it normal to still have halos and dryness?

I am thinking of setting up a consult for myself. Oh, to see the clock in the morning and watch a movie late at night w/o glasses....

Reverend0 said...

Dryness is normal. It takes a very long time for it all to heal up proper like and until then, the front of your eyes are a bit numb and you don't tear enough. Some need to use drops forever, like my uncle. I don't really need drops any more, but mornings do suck a bit.

As for halos I got wavefront lasik which is supposed to not have halos but it can take up to 6 months for no more halos. Overall the halos are not that bad, and I can tell then are getting better, but it is a slow process.

Catie said...

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