Once I Was Blind, Now I See!

Friday of last week I went into a Lasik Plus in the River Oaks area to get my eyes fixed. Nothing’s broken with them, I’m just really tired of putting my contacts every morning and especially going back every year to get my vision checked and return later again to pay for a handful of boxes.

Everyone has asked about how it went and it’s really not bad at all, minus the first day. After the really quick procedure and the numbing medicine wore off, it’s all pain for about 4-5 hours. The ride home sucked even though I was just a passenger. Two Advils and a long sleep until the next morning fixed everything.

Eye Candy! For seven days, four times a day, I put two types of drops: Vigamox (left) and Omnipred (center). I hate the Omnipred. It leaves a really nasty flavor in my mouth. For a month I have to put in the Systane (right)) drops to keep my eyes lubricated and to help the healing process. No nasty flavor, whew!

Today, is the first day I’ve gone without having to use the Vigamox and Omnipred. That means no more waking up at 6:00 AM (I scheduled to use the drops every noon, midnight, 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM).

It’s awesome seeing everything in the morning. I still go to bed thinking I have my contacts in my eyes, it’s crazy. So there are a few downsides for Lasik some are known upfront and others are just things that just suck.

  • No eye rubbing: that’s obvious, but this means while showering, drying up after showring, washing your face, everything is a huge pain in the ass.
  • Feels like an eyelash in my eye: remember, no rubbing!
  • Halo effect: occurs only at night, but it’s supposed to lessen as it heals.

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