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I just had LASIK done 3 weeks ago. I can see better for sure. But my eyes get so dry that I am constantly putting in drops and when my eyes get dry my vision gets bothered especially for the really far stuff.
The doc isn't concerned. Said it will eventually taper off and doesn't help that the environment itself is so dry this time of year.

I am just wondering what your experience was like if you had lasik done...
 

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I had it done about 2 years ago. Doctors orders were to put in artificial tears for 3-6 months depending on how my eyes responded. I stopped after 2 or 3, but I know in the beginning they were very dry. From what I was told, and from my experience and others, I think that's is very normal. It took about 2 months for the dry eyes and halos to go away.
 

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I haven't had it done but my husband did and he had dry eyes for quite a while. In fact, six-plus years later, he still uses Visene almost daily but he'll say that's more from habit than necessity. He also swears that it changed his life for the better.
 

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I had it done in 1999. I didn't have any side effects. 11 years later I'm 20/25 or better! That's a long way from -8.00 in both eyes! I do notice on cloudy days my vision is blurrier than on sunny days.
 

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I'm way too chicken-**** to have it done!
Me too! I think about it every time I realize my glasses are so dirty I can barely see through them, but the chicken-**** worrier part of me gets in the way.
Yeah, I'm in the henhouse with you guys. I know people have come through with flying colors but the surgery and potential outcome really scares me.
 

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I had it done in 1999. I didn't have any side effects. 11 years later I'm 20/25 or better! That's a long way from -8.00 in both eyes! I do notice on cloudy days my vision is blurrier than on sunny days.
this is me, about blurrier on cloudy days. I had it done about 8 years ago. Used artificial tears for several months. Also my doc said to make an effort to blink all the way down.

hope it gets better for you
 

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Yeah, I'm in the henhouse with you guys. I know people have come through with flying colors but the surgery and potential outcome really scares me.
Move over, I'm in that henhouse with you too. My eyes are too bad to have it done, especially now that I need bifocals. They told me that I'd have to wear reading glasses while on the computer or reading. Sheesh, since that's 98% of the time I might as well just stay in my glasses. Plus, I have huge pupils and I was told I had a pretty high chance of always having starbursts whenever light hit my eyes. I passed.
 

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Haha, this thread reminds me of this episode of The Simpsons: According to Ned Flanders, in the "futuristic" episode of the Simpsons, the "laser eye surgery was great, but at the ten-year mark, your eyes fall out."

11 years later, I still have my eyes!
 

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I had it done years ago and the same thing happened to me. In fact, my eyes were so dry they hurt like hell. I was really upset. Doc wasn't concerned, but I was. It took a good year for my eyes to start to feel better. Today I still have to use a lot of drops. I don't regret getting the procedure done, but wish they would have known I had dry eye to begin with. I think it was lax on the Dr. part.

Use the thickest gel drops you can find, especially at night.
 

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Haha, this thread reminds me of this episode of The Simpsons: According to Ned Flanders, in the "futuristic" episode of the Simpsons, the "laser eye surgery was great, but at the ten-year mark, your eyes fall out."

11 years later, I still have my eyes!
LOL - I had mine done 9 years ago next month, I have another year to go!
 

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Been there ...right eye no real dry problem. Five years later had left eye done as I have mono-vision..one eye dstance one eye reading. The left eye was 20/25 to begin with.

The left eye is my dry eye. I had a real blurrng problem for about 6 months. It is 13 months now. Most of the time it is fine but I have noticed with the heater on I am getting a little blurrng again. Just went for my 1 year check-up was told that was normal and with time would resolve itself.

PS this chicken **** is really glad she did it.
 

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I had the mono vision done as well, and I'm glad I did that. I see better than 20/20 out of my right eye. The left eye is under-corrected for reading. I am 51 years old and do not need reading glasses. It's fun to go out with my friends. They all pull out their readers to see the menu, and I don't have too.

I too notice on cloudy days that I do not see as sharp.

I used to see a gazillion starbursts and halos. Most of that has passed. I drive at night a lot and am not bothered by how I see.
 

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Hey guys! thanks for the responses! I am glad to hear that the dry thing is not abnormal. My doctor isn't concerned either but I still wanted to know from folks who have had it done. My eyes are naturally a bit on the dryer side too but I have never used drops or anything before. So with the dry winter months + LASIK = super dry eyes and it gets annoying! Makes me happy to hear that it does get better.
The doctor actually plugged my lower drain in my left eye because they noticed that it was draining out my drops too fast. Plugging it definitely helped for the first couple of weeks. The plug has dissolved by now and I am not noticing any increase in dryness which is good!

I was scared at first too. Since my eyes were so bad I didn't want to completely lose them due to surgery going wrong. But things turned out pretty good! In the grand scheme of things I am glad I did it! I hope I dont have to wear any kind of glasses for the next 15-20 years! :p

It is amazing how quick the procedure is. I was actually in awe about the whole process.
 

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I was prepared for it taking a lot longer than it did as well.

So with the dry winter months + LASIK = super dry eyes and it gets annoying! Makes me happy to hear that it does get better.
I had mine done in December, but I wore sunglasses outside. I looked silly because the sun doesn't shine in Kentucky during the winter, but it kept the cold, dry wind out of my eyes. If I didn't wear them, my eyes would get so dry it hurt to blink.
 
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