My LASIK surgery was last Friday and everything is going well so far. In general it was ridiculously easy. I was not nearly tranquilized to the point I thought I would be when we started the procedure. But, I was okay. The surgery didn’t hurt, a few times it felt weird and some of the optical effects I saw were REALLY weird. It was really incredible that as soon as the correction was made, even the tracking lights on the machine snapped in to focus.
Recovery was a little rough. The numbing drops wore off before the pain killer kicked in. I had a long time where I just lay in bed and willed myself to fall asleep but I couldn’t because of the pain. The Vicodin really didn’t kill the pain, it just made me feel weird. I didn’t like it, but I took them anyway. For about 4 hours I couldn’t open my eyes, but had to use the bathroom like every hour, which made my husband being home the best thing ever. Thanks, P. Seriously!
Then, around 6 PM I woke up and I could see. The next morning I was 20/15 at my follow up. I have no idea how long it’s been since I could see that well without glasses or contacts, at least since I was 12.
Post-op my distance vision is beyond sharp. Closer up I have a harder time focusing, but that should get better. I have night time halos but they aren’t as bad as I feared, and they’ll also get better. I haven’t had a big problem with dry eye and I’m getting awesome about putting in eye drops.
I’m missing workouts, even with the annoyance of my glasses and I can’t wait to get going again. And I’m very excited about swimming with my new eyes! It’s going to make further triathlon training so much better.