I’ve been interested in corrective eye surgery for as long as it’s been around, but also a little apprehensive. At this point it feels like the procedures have been practiced for a long enough time, and there are so many success stories out there, that I decided to look into it seriously.
Because contact lens solution won’t be available in the zombie apocalypse.
I have an appointment for extreme dilation (not sure if they really called it that) next week. They’ll dilate my eyes and do lots of measurements and whatnot. Eyes stay dilated for 24+ hours (eek!). The procedure is scheduled for a few days later.
Woolfson Eye Institute in Asheville, NC. I’ve been asking around for years now, and everyone says Dr. Woolfson is the best.
PRK versus LASIK
I initially scheduled a consultation for LASIK, but was told I’m not a good candidate as my corneal tissue is too thin. I’d read as much online, that many years of hard contact lens wear can affect suitability for LASIK. The good news is that PRK is considered slightly better in terms of complications and long-term stability. The bad news? Compared to recovery from LASIK, recovery from PRK is the pits. There’s significant pain for the first few days even up to a week or so, and it can take several weeks or longer to fully heal and to get to clear, fully-corrected vision.
I’ve started supplementing with Vitamin C and Cod Liver Oil, which are supposed to help with healing. I’ve also set up a reading list on GoodReads and will sign up for a month on AudioBooks.com. For $24.95 I can listen to as many audiobooks as I’d like while I’m recovering.