It’s been 6 weeks now since my PRK surgery. I saw my doctor yesterday he says that my eye looks like it is healing well. That being said, I’m not 20/20 in either eye. My right eye was 20/25 and my left eye was between 20/30 and 20/35. So, I guess there was improvement since the last time I saw him about 4 weeks or so earlier. That being said, my eyes are definitely not as good as they were pre-surgery with glasses.
It’s much the same as it was during my 4 week post in that the morning is when my vision is usually the best. As the day progresses, it isn’t as good, though still well enough to do things like drive and use my computer at work. I asked my doctor about this and he said it’s more than likely the fact that at work I stare at the monitor all day and it tires and dries out my eyes. I guess that makes sense. On the weekends, when I don’t use the computer very often, it does not usually get too much worse in the afternoon and night.
However, the things that I notice which I was able to do before include being in a meeting and sitting in the back half of the room and reading a spreadsheet that is being projected. Even when I sit in the middle, the projection is pretty difficult to read when the font is small. I know for sure that I was able to see these before because it’s the exact same meeting and exact same spreadsheet template being projected. I’ve also noticed that reading the price of gas at the place I always buy gas requires me to be much closer than I used to be. Finally, watching TV on my couch is not quite as clear as it used to be for me. It’s definitely much better than before, when anything I watched on TV used to look like non-HD fare. But, it’s not quite super crisp yet.
I see my doctor again in 3 weeks, and then again 3 weeks after that. He says that I still have healing to do and that my vision should improve more. At the 12 week point, he let me know, is when my vision will be just about what it is going to end up at. If I am not happy with where my vision is at that point, he would be willing to do an “adjustment” to correct it further. It would require maybe 2 seconds under the laser, so the healing time wouldn’t be quite so long.
I’m not sure I really want to think about that right now, and I am just hoping my eyes’ vision will reach perfection. If I stay where I am at now, I’m not sure I would want to go through it again. Granted, it’s not as good as what it used to be for me. But, for the most part I can function very well without any glasses. Maybe if I don’t heal anymore, it’ll be my excuse to finally get my bigger TV. 🙂 We will see where I am at in 3 and 6 weeks time. Looking back at what I just wrote here, it seems to be slightly on the negative side, as I pointed out a lot about the things I am not able to do. So, let me just say that life without glasses is really is amazing. I just hope it becomes more amazing in 6 weeks time.