Today my vision was hazy, but again no pain killers all day! Just frequent eyedrops, but definitely not as much as yesterday. My stomach has been upset and I have been getting acid reflux from the eyedrops going to my throat, but I took some Tums which seemed to help. I was a bit frustrated with my vision because I couldn’t focus on much anything, but I’m trying to be patient and remember that this may take months to stable out! I think the hazy vision may be from the 5 day old contacts sitting in my eyes, which I get out tomorrow! I’m really, really hoping my vision clarifies once they’re removed. I went to a one hour yoga class this evening, it’s a pretty challenging yoga class so it was nice to feel the burn in my muscles. I have lost about 3 pounds since I got this surgery, which is not a good thing in my opinion. I haven’t been eating great and obviously I’ve been way less active, so I know I’m just losing muscle. It’s okay though, I’ll get back on track soon!! I’m so thankful that my vision is quite promising already and that I’m not in any pain. Obviously a small percentage of people go through the “horror stories,” but don’t read too much into them. Don’t let them scare you from doing what you want.
I went into the surgery not very afraid of going blind or other adverse effects. Obviously I was nervous, but I felt safe. My sister said she would never do this, because she wouldn’t want to lose her eyesight even if there was a tiny percentage of that happening. However, I never even was worried to that extent, so everyone is different. I think you should just trust your intuition when it comes to “cosmetic” procedures like this. I’m still amazed that I can see this well without contacts or glasses!! It’s incredible.
HI There –
I’m having the PRK done in a few weeks. I’m just curious when you were able to drive to work again? I’m having the surgery on a Thursday so I’m hoping I can go back to work on Monday.
Thanks for your time.
I had the surgery on a Friday and the first time I drove was about a week after. I had to go back and read my posts to remember how my vision was a few days after, I know it was quite in and out. It would be perfectly clear when I woke up then hazy as the day went. However, I want to say I probably could have driven within a few days, at least during the day. Seeing at night was difficult for me for awhile!
Good luck and let me know if you have anymore questions!