Feb 042013

Week 4 has come and gone post PRK.  I can’t believe that it’s been a month now.  What did I notice this week?  Well, for one thing, on Monday, while I was driving to work, I was able to see very well.  I could read signs.  I could see cars’ license plates.  My vision was not quite as good as it was pre-surgery with glasses, but it was close to it.  I drove to work that day feeling pretty good.  As I sat down at my desk though, I realized that things are not quite there yet.  The resolution on my monitor is back to normal.  And when I sit down in my chair and work, it is fine.  Not really blurry anymore.  No more double vision.  I can read fine.  However, when I sit at the back of my cubicle, or even slightly farther back from the monitor than my normal seated position, I can’t really make out what is on the monitor.  I was definitely able to read from the back of my cubicle pre-surgery with glasses.  Also, when I am indoors in the office, things are just not as crisp as they used to be for me.  I can see my coworkers across the way, but not quite as clearly.  I am hoping that what the doctor says and what other patients say are true, there is still improvements to be made.

Nearing the end of the day at work, my eyes started tiring and I was not able to see as clearly as the start of the day.  And then when I got off work and started driving home, I was not able to see the signs as well as I was in morning.  I’m not sure if that is because my eyes were tired, or it was just night time and I my vision at night is not as good.

I think it is a combination of the two.  Monday through Friday was pretty much identical for me.  Morning vision was great, then when I was driving home, not so great.  This past weekend, the mornings were great and the nights were the same.  That is why I think it is a combination of the two, since on the weekends I don’t really stare at a computer monitor all day like I do at work.

In the morning, when I do my own tests, I am not able to clearly see the Samsung in my bedroom as well as the mileage on the car.  At night, not so much.  Also, it is still true that my right eye is better than my left eye.  When I close one eye and see versus the other, the left eye is always a little more blurry when I test on things like my bedroom TV.  It’s starting to look to me that this will be permanent, but will just have to wait and see when my “final” vision comes.  My next doctor’s appointment is a week from today.  No pain, good morning/day vision, and night vision that’s good enough to drive, but not great.  I guess the healing is happening slowly.

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