Sooooo…..LASIK. Let’s just say not everyone has the same experience. For example, my brother (who is admittedly half my age) said he could see things come into focus immediately after surgery. Me, I felt like I was underwater until after my nap. I had to get Josh to show me which eye drops to use because I could see neither the paper nor the label.
Some people (my brother) don’t have pain. After my nap I was ready to claw my eyes out. You know the feeling when a contact isn’t in just right? That’s how it felt, only double that. The numbing drops they sent home worked for about a minute. Thank goodness I still had pain killers, so I took one of those and went back to sleep. In fact, I slept most of yesterday and all last night.
This morning I drove myself to the appointment because the counselor told me she had done. So I could see past the end of the car, the speedometer not so much. Add to that, I went to HEB (no reading glasses), Target (closed), and finally Walmart where I got reading glasses so I can see 2 feet in front of me. Went back to Target after the appt and got sunglasses. Let me tell you, I’ve not had sunglasses in years and when I finally get to buy them they’re these ugly 1970s Brigette Bardot glasses. WTH? I found some that looked like Tom Cruises’s from Risky Business. They’ll do for now.
So, bottom line? Still need glasses to see within 2 feet of me, which is pretty much where everything I do is. It may get better–they said I’m normal for one day post-procedure. But it’s not the miracle I was hoping for.