Après-PRK Vision Update

It’s officially been 6 weeks since I had my eye surgery!  If you missed it, you can read about my consultation here and my surgery and initial recovery here.

In my last post on this topic, I left off on the Friday after my surgery (which was on Monday).  On Saturday morning, I headed to Bloomington-Normal for a wedding I had that night.  By this point my vision was plenty good enough to drive and read and function, but everything was kinda blurry.  Not blurry like “oh it’s too far away to read”–even things up close were blurry unless I held them within probably 6-8 inches of my eyes.  I mean, I could see the computer screen, but it was not anything close to crystal clear unless I was really close to it, and even then it wasn’t perfect.

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PRK Vision Correction: My Experience

(Update: read my post about my consultation here and about my longer-term recovery here.)

Alternate title: “Lieutenant Kelsey!  You got new eyes!”

WARNING:  If you have a weak stomach or get squeamish when talking about eyes, you might want to skip this post and maybe read my post from the other day about my surgery (although Jennie still got grossed out from it).  THERE ARE PHOTOS.  AND VIDEOS.

My last photo with glasses on! Also note how I covered my windows with blankets. I was ready!

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It’s happening: eye surgery!

(Update: read about my surgery and initial recovery here and my longer-term results here.)

Ever since I was about 18 I’ve been wanting to get LASIK eye surgery.  My mom works for an ophthalmologist’s office where they do the surgery, but she and the doctors wanted me to wait until I was older, until my prescription was more stable, etc.  Ever since I got accepted into TAPIF, I started thinking more seriously about the surgery; it would be so nice to not have to deal with glasses/contacts while I’m in France!  And, you know, for the rest of my life.

After I graduated I made the appointment for a consultation at the end of June.  I had the consultation on Friday afternoon at Virdi Eye and I found out that I am a perfect candidate for laser vision correction!  My prescription is stable, my corneas are thick, my pupils are big (which I had no problem believing after my eyes stayed dilated for 36+ hours), and I have good tear production.  Here is how they tested how many tears my eyes produce:

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