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Had my 3 year check up yesterday... [Sep. 4th, 2008|02:43 am]
And now we can see...

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I had Lasik with Monovision (one eye for distance and one eye for reading).  I was a little afraid of what they would say because I don't feel I can see nearly as well but mainly this is at night and the end of my day.  I find myself squinting to read the guide on the TV and some road signs, but again, it's at night and at the end of my day.  My appointment was at 8:30am so I was "fresh" when I had it done and found (surprisingly) that I was 20/20 in my right eye (the one for distance) and 20/25 in the left (the one for reading, which the doctor said is perfectly fine due to the Monovision).  Together (not holding the little thing to cover one eye) I was reading the very bottom line on the chart for a total of 20/16. 

They explained to me (lol - yet again, how many times to they have to tell me?) that I need to keep using my lubricating drops 5-6 times a day.  I barely use them 1-2 times right now I must admit.  He gave me some samples and a mild prescription for glasses to "keep in your car for night time driving to be able to read road sign" but I told him I really don't want to resort to glasses again.  He laughed and said I don't need them when my eyes are hydrated and relaxed just when I'm tired and have dry eyes and he wants me to be safe.  I thanked him and put the prescription in my purse feeling a little let down that I may need to get glasses again and as we walked out he saw my disappointment and asked me about it.  He assured me my eyes have not regressed and my vision is fine and do not need to be touched up.  He said the glasses were just a tool until I can get home, safe, relaxed and hydrated again.  I think I understand.  lol - besides, I looked at the prescription and it was -0.50 for the right and -0.75 for the left, not much at all...still, I'll think about it.

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[User Picture]From: reasonjo
2008-09-04 11:15 am (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better I just got a pair of glasses three days ago - 2 1/2 years after having the lasik done.

I also use lubricating drops and gels (I carry five different types with me all the time) anywhere from 2 or 3 times a day up to a dozen or more. My eyes are much much better on the days I use more lubricants.

I've only had the glasses a few days, and I really only need use them for reading if I feel like it, and my eyes feel better when I use them.

Don't be too discouraged by the need to use glasses again, or even to have them just in case you need them. It will be nothing like the glasses you would have worn before you had the lasik.

Good luck! :)
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2008-11-01 01:19 pm (UTC)

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