Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Getting LASIK in a few days
For years I've been sick and tired of wearing glasses, but too chicken to get LASIK. I can't even do contacts, or anything that involves touching or getting too close to my eyes. The LASIK procedure is just unthinkable. For long I've been trying to just coax myself to go, try not to think about the actual proceedure and just the after effects. Finally booked it. Nervous as heck, especially because not only am I freaked of actually going through the procedure, and possible recovery pain and the thought of having to use eye drops, but I'm also scared that for whatever reason it does not work, or has permanent side effects like dry eyes. I pray that all goes well and I don't get any of that, and that it does give me perfect vision without glasses, and that this perfect vision is permanent. Friday, I'll be going out of town, and it will be the moment of truth. One fear of LASIK is also the fact that they cut a flap. Originally I wanted PRK but the recover sounds way more painful, and actually requires a contact lens for a few days. When I go for consultation I'll actually be able to decide for sure if I go with PRK or LASIK. From what I've been reading though, the flap does heal strong enough that any force that could be an issue to damage it would probably damage your eyes anyway. I will need to confirm that with the doc, as I really want to be able to do "extreme" things like sky diving at some point and don't want to worry about issues. Some people who got LASIK do play sports though. I will post more updates on progress as the date approaches, and when I actually get it done in 2 days. In a bit more than 48 hours, I will be on my way to get it done.
Posted by Red Squirrel at 5:53 AM