Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My PRK Recovery: 5 Months

I guess my PRK log is the only reason I've been updating the blog!  Life has been quite busy and the last thing I have time to do is to take pictures of things and post.  However, it is handy to have a record of my gradually improving eyesight so I like to do this.

Today I had my five month checkup and while each eye is seeing 20/25 alone, using both together I can 'see' 20/20.  So this is better than last time when I was struggling to see 20/25, so it suggests my eyes may still be gradually improving.  While I was able to identify each letter on the line correctly, the letters were by no means crisp, and I couldn't do it without effort.  

Does it matter though?  At this point, I might just leave it at that and not undergo the hassle of a repeat surgery.  Since my eyes were a bit better this time compared to last time, I made another appointment for September and will make my final decision then, based on how well I'm seeing.  

Despite not having perfect eyes, I am sooooooo happy with the surgery.  It's a huge pleasure not to have to wear glasses anymore and to not have to worry about my eyes or my vision or anything.  It's not something I've learned to take for granted yet, I appreciate it each and every single day.  Highly recommend.


  1. hey, just wondering how you are going now? I am considering PRK, too...

    1. Hi Tina,
      It's been well over a year now and I'm still really happy I got the surgery. I'm sure my eyes aren't 20/20, but the ghosting is all gone, the dry-eye feeling is considerably improved (I only feel that a little bit when I first wake up in the morning) and I can do all the visual activities in my life without strain. I haven't gone for another eye checkup since September so I'm not sure what my eyes are seeing. Hope this helps and let me know if you have more questions!