At the end of 2014, I had my PRK laser eye surgery at Pacific Eyecare Laser Center. My original prescription was -7.50 -1.50 x 180 for both eyes and after years of having contacts and glasses, I finally decided to have the surgery.
I first had a pre-operative assessment to ensure that my prescription was stable and that my eyes were healthy enough for the procedure.
I was given relaxant medication before the surgery and the procedure only lasted 5-8 seconds for each eye. I experienced no pain during the entire process and at the end, contact lens bandages were placed on my eyes to heal. I was given anti-inflammatory eye drops which I had to use hourly and was instructed not to drive for the next two weeks.
I returned the next day for my 1-day post follow-up to make sure my healing process was progressing well. In the following days, I found that it was hard to open my eyes as it felt like there was sand in my eyes and had to constantly put in eye drops.
Five days after the first follow-up, I had my contact lenses removed and my vision was now at 20/50.
After 2 weeks, I was able to drive and my vision was at 20/40 but I still had to use eye drops almost every hour. After 5 weeks, my vision was at 20/20 and at 8 weeks, my vision was at 20/15.
If you are interested in laser eye surgery, please book a consult with us and we can explore your options.