It is now time for me to talk about what happened on Day three of my experience. Don’t forget to check out LASIK Eye Surgery – My Experiences – Day 1 and LASIK Eye Surgery – My Experiences – Day 2 to read up on what happened first.
Step One: Waking up
I woke up to find that my eyes felt very dry and this was bad. The good thing was that I could now see. It felt strange to be able to see and know that I did not have my glasses or my prescription contact lenses in.
I put some of the medicated drops into my eyes and went to look at my face in the mirror. My eyes were a little bit swollen around the edges and I had a few red spots on my eyes. This did not scare me because the doctors said that I should expect some redness and swelling.
I could not wash my face and the eyedrops that had run out of my eyes had crusted on my face. Yes I know this sounds gross but I am trying to keep it real here. I noticed that on all the other blogs and websites where people talked about LASIK no one ever mentioned not being able to wash your face.
Step Two: Taking the Lens Out
I wiped my face off with a cotton ball and went over to the doctor’s office. I got another small vision test and then the doctor looked into my eyes with a light and a magnifying glass. He said the insides of my eyes looked good and then said he was going to remove the lens.
I had to look down and the doctor pushed down on my lids and the lens popped out. He repeated the procedure with the second eye and I was ready to leave. I got another prescription for an eye ointment that I needed to leave in overnight.
The fabulous thing is that I can now see the television from across the room. On the day after the surgery, Day Two, I could not see the eyes of the people on the television. On day three I can see the eyes and the ring of fuzziness is moving further away from the center of my vision.
The doctors said it might take a few months before my vision is stabilized but I should see improvement from week to week. I am already pleased with the progress I have seen in three days and I encourage you to come back to see what happens later on in LASIK Eye Surgery- My Experiences- Day 6.
Here are my full experiences with LASIK: