While I'm bored stupid here at home, I thought I'd take the time to write about my recent laser eye surgery in case anyone was interested in doing it. My near vision is still extremely blurry so forgive any typos
To start with, I should mention that I have had the ASL/PRK procedure done as opposed to Lasik.
I originally went in for my consultation expecting to have the Lasik treatment but due to weird shaped eyeballs or whatever I was unsuitable
So the pros and cons of each for those that have the choice:
Lasik: The procedure itself is slightly more uncomfortable than PRK. The machine suctions your eyeballs forward till they black out, they cut the flap, laser does its thing, flap goes back and hey presto! In a day or two, perfect vision. The speedy recovery is the main draw card of this method.. the only con is the potential to dislodge the flap even years later from a blow to the head (although that may not be likely for many people)
PRK: The procedure was totally painless but it's well known that the recovery phase is much more difficult. Many people experience a great deal of pain in the form of burning/stinging eyes.. and vision may not stabilise for a while. Personally I can see most objects already, but my up close vision is very poor (this is only day 4 though). Reaching optimal vision may take anywhere from 1-3 months, sometimes more. So it's not really a popular choice!
Anyway, I have been super lucky.. I've never had a problem with dry eyes so I have not experienced any of the pain or grittiness I was told to expect. It's just such an odd feeling not being able to read things that are right up to my face, haha
Tomorrow I get the bandage contacts out.. I can't wait to see if that improves the blurriness.
So far I wouldn't hesitate to recommend doing it. I can already tell my vision is much improved! Before this I couldn't see the time on the digital clock half a metre away from me, but now.... it's a whole new world!