First the refractive exam. My left I measured at 20/15 and my right was a little under 20/15. Yeah...
Readers.. My earlier blog I reported that I elected not to have the MonoVision which would have negated the need for readers. I had both eyes corrected for distance vision. I got a prescription for single vision readers. You can use the cheap over the counter readers but I was not happy with the quality of the lenses and opted for a prescription. One thing to note. You can get progressive lenses with your readers. You will not to remove your readers to see distance again. I don't need readers that much and elected to stay with the single vision lenses. Strength in the left eye 2.00 and 1.75 in the right.
Healing.. all healing well, no problems or concerns noted.
Issues - on two occasions since my procedure I had blurred vision. Not enough to cause a problem, but noticeably more blurry. My surgeon stated that this can be caused by the eye becoming dry. I use the lubricating drops when I noticed a problem and sure enough that was the issue. Dry eye can be a common side effect of LASIK. However dry eye is something I dealt with before the surgery and always kept lubricating drops on hand.
Pre-existing condition - I do have glaucoma. Last year I had a trabeculoplasty to save my sight. The medications I was on were not as effective as they should have been. Due to the LASIK procedure the a different test was used to measure my intraocular pressure (IOP). This test is less effective that the traditional test. I measured at 13. Due to the decreased accuracy of this test they added to points to my IOP bringing it to 15. I never had less than 17 on my meds. So the trabe procedure was not negatively impacted by my subsequent LASIK procedure.
Post op instructions - lubricate the eye as needed (I use 4 times a week). That was it. Of course the physician said to report any decreased quality of vision to him immediately. Next post op visit .. one year.
The end result is that my procedure was successful. To finally see the word with my own eyes, not filtered through lenses is something I still cannot get over. Had I know I would have been so happy, I would have the procedure some time ago.
If LASIK is something you are considering take I recommend it. See a good surgeon for a consult.