I got LASEK surgery done on April 1st, 2010.
My original prescription was right eye: -7.00, left -6.50, no astigmatism on any eye. I'm 27. I have had glasses since I was 11 and had been wearing soft contact lens since I was 16 for the last 10 years.
Prior to my surgery, when I went for the initial check-up, the fellow doctor performed a through checkup that included a prescription test, slit test, tear quality, dilation drops, dominant eye with vision machines located in 3 rooms, and others. However all in all, nothing too scary – all straight forward eye tests. They answered all my questions and put me to ease on each of my queries related to LASEK and eye surgery which put me at ease and prompted me to schedule my surgery date.
Since the surgery, I've had 5 visits to the Doctor, the post surgery 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 2 month and 3 month checkups. During each of those visitations, the fellow doctors and staff checked the medicines, drops and tablets that I was taking, the schedule that I was taking them in and also when my next visit was. Every visit, they were ready for me, wait time was nothing over 5-10 minutes, they performed the required tests, made minor adjustments to dosages to help the healing process. I did everything they asked me to the letter and I can see the benefits of that first hand. It did take a little longer than what they said initially. But I guess that varies from patient to patient. For me, it took around 6-8 weeks for me to read easily without any trouble.
Honestly, I couldn't be happier with LASEK. I can see in the shower and read with no difficulty. I still use sunglasses on sunny days to protect my eyes from the sun and drops throughout the day to keep my eyes hydrated, but otherwise no glasses or contact lenses for the first time since I was 11. Every time I hydrate, I can see a little bit better so I think there’s still some improvement left. However coming from -7.00 to 20/20 vision, I am more than happy. If it gets better than this I will be thrilled.
Thank you Dr. and staff for your help and support.