PRK vs. Lasik *updated* not for the squeamish!

Yep, laser treatment is no match for presbyopia - time will get us all.

That's awesome. Yeah they told me I would need reading glasses in a few years too. I had my surgery a little over a week ago. This last friday was my 1 week appointment. He said my eyes look great but they're dry af. Which makes my vision a little blurry. That's great to know your eyesight is still perfect.

loridbagwell wrote:

That's awesome. Yeah they told me I would need reading glasses in a few years too. I had my surgery a little over a week ago. This last friday was my 1 week appointment. He said my eyes look great but they're dry af. Which makes my vision a little blurry. That's great to know your eyesight is still perfect.

Basically get used to using eye drops forever for that dry eye.

My wife had PRK in the last year. She had dry eye early on (probably the first 6 months). It is much better at year 1. Only the occasional drops needed now. There is hope it gets better.

DeThroned wrote:

HOWEVER, stuff real close is starting to become blurry. I'm 41 now so I guess that's expected. Despite them telling me that when I get older I may still need "cheaters", I refuse to believe I'm older. I just do the "hold it close, hold it further away, come in a little, back out, and there we go! Now I can read it" thing.

This was me, at about the same time. I'm now almost at the big 5 - 0 and wear transitional lens glasses at work and when reading. Mine are made so that "computer distance" is in the upper part and "reading distance" is in the lower part. My distance vision is and has always been 20/20 or better, but now I'm the guy who, when he doesn't bring his glasses to the restaurant, either has to practically put it on the floor to see it or have someone else help. It truly stinks. I'm really hoping that there's a procedure found in my lifetime to correct it, without the limitations of existing treatments.

It's just part of getting old, it happens to everyone. Although if you're slighly short sighted, like around -2.00, you just get to take your glasses off to read instead. It's just your eyes cannot accomendate as well as they used to.

Just had my 3 month follow up after Lasik.

20/20 in my good eye, 20/15 in my bad eye (my pre-lasik prescription was -1.5 in my good eye and -6.5 in my bad, so that's not unexpected).

I can definitely tell that there's a difference between my eyes, but I don't notice it unless I'm looking for it. I don't feel like my vision now is better than it was with glasses - if anything, it's ever so slightly worse, and I've got readers coming down the pike, but even so, I'm still super happy with it.

The fact is that wearing glasses rarely bothered me until I didn't have to anymore, and all of the sudden, I'm like "oh, everything is better without glasses". Camping is waaaay better without glasses. Swimming is fabulous (I used to have prescription goggles, but still). Walking outside on a rainy day is revolutionary.