LASIK, two weeks later

I haven’t written much in any of my blogs, and mainly due to the fact that two weeks ago, I went in for LASIK. My prescription was pretty high, with a -7.5 in my right eye, and a -5.5 in my left eye. I tend to freak out when anything comes close to my eye, including contacts, so I have been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old.

Lately, I’ve just been wanting a change, and I was getting annoyed how greasy my face seemed to get with my glasses, the constant needing to clean my glasses, and the fact that my nose ridge barely existed causing my glasses to slide down that I decided to go for the change.

Feeling pretty confident about going with Global Laser Vision, with my ex and many of his coworkers going to the same place and having a successful surgery, I decided to go with Global Laser Vision as well. In addition, the surgeon had a very impressive resume, and all the reviews online for Global Laser Vision were extremely positive.

I opted for the Custom Wavefront Lasik procedure, which is essentially performed all with laser. There are two steps, the cutting of the flap, and then the cornea being modified to the shape it needs to see clearly. The cutting of the flap can be done manually with a blade, or a laser (which is more precise). Since my eyes are so sensitive I had a difficult time not tearing up during the surgery. Before going into the surgery they put five or six different kinds of eye drops into your eye – many to prevent from getting an infection or inflammation which could cause complications, in addition the one drop to numb your eye.

The whole procedure was done within five minutes for each eye. But as I said, I kept on tearing up throughout, so when the flap was actually cut, I wasn’t aware of what many described as going blind for about 15 seconds since I was already all teared up. After they’re done, they send you home with a pair of eye shields to help the healing of the cornea and to prevent you from rubbing your eyes.

How are my eyes? My left eye is 20/20. My right eye however, even after two weeks is blurry.
(For some reason, it’s taking me forever to write up this post!) I’m contemplating wearing an eye patch over my left eye to possibly improve my right eye. I’m not sure if that would work or just strain my eye even more so. Night time, due to my blurriness and the fact that my astigmatism still remains (seeing double), my depth perception is thrown off quite a bit. The first week, I had completely lost my confidence driving because I couldn’t judge how far I was from vehicles when making lane changes or merging.

I’ll check in later with more updates on my eye progress. I haven’t gone to the mall or bought anything new as of late, so nothing to report there so far =)