Monday, June 16, 2008

One month, still good

Today I had my one-month check-up for my LASIK eye surgery (which, technically, is one month after the first week check-up—five weeks since the surgery, in other words). Things are good and they’re very pleased at the ol’ eye clinic. Basically, my vision is still normal and so far relatively stable. More importantly, my corneas are healthy and healing has gone well.

The only side effect I’ve experienced so far is a common one: Night vision problems, specifically, halos and starbursts. The halos are more pronounced than when I wore contact lenses—they look kind of like fuzzy snowballs around street lights, traffic lights and car tail lights. It’s a little weird, but not a real problem.

More concerning are the starbursts I get from some car headlights—the newer, brighter and bluer halogen and similar ones. The “rays” of the starbursts sometimes fill my whole field of vision, which can be a bit scary if I don’t ignore them to concentrate on the road. This could very well disappear over the next couple months (which is why I’m not worried about it) and, if they don’t, I may get some coated lenses to filter out the blue lights.

Other than that, everything’s good—I can even read normally now, which I couldn’t do at first. My next check-up is in two months.

So, I still say as I have all along: If I’d known I’d have such dramatic and life-changing results for so little difficulty, I’d have done it years ago. It’s definitely worth it.


d said...

Glad to hear it's still going well for the most part! =)

Arthur Schenck said...

Yeah, I'm very happy with the results. I just wish I hadn't waited so long!