I guess my years of wearing contacts for months without taking them out paid off, or maybe it was hanging out at the pool instead of inside sleeping. Either way I was 60% healed by day 2 which they said was amazing.
I never took any ambien and I just took normal aspirin instead of the lortab.
They said I would get worse before I got better so I spent all day of day 2 in bed.
Day 3 I was back in the pool. Same with day 4. Vision was fuzzy and I didn’t have my laptop.
Day 5 they took the bandage contact out and told me to stop the neurontin. Vision was good enough to drive, but when I tried to use my computer it just drove my eyes crazy. Apparently my vision is legal to drive. It makes me really wonder about others on the road because I don’t feel comfortable enough with my vision to drive anywhere I don’t know. You know what that meant? I didn’t drive anywhere I didn’t know (until I had to go back to work).
Day 6 I had to do some phone training and boy did my eyes drive my crazy, but my old pinhole glasses helped a lot. I also flew on 2 flights without issue with my eyes, but not without mechanical delays.
My vision isn’t 20/20 yet, but it’s better than it was before surgery! PRK has around a 2 month healing process so my vision may be hazy until then since I have to regrow my epithelium.
I have to use preservative free artificial tears for a while, but considering how much dry eye I lived with in the past I’m sure I’ll be fine. So far I don’t regret my decision at all.