Back in November I let a robot laser change my life. I had Advanced CustomVue Wavefront at Optical Express to correct my -3.5 and -3.25 eyes. I blogged about the whole procedure here but I thought it was important to follow up now, three months on. It’s easy to think something is kickass amazing when you first get it done and then feel less and less impressed with the results.
Luckily, that isn’t the case with my surgery.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it was ‘the best decision I ever made’ (clearly the best decision I ever made was to carry hot sauce in my handbag) but I still have no regrets and now, with fully recovered eyes, my life really is drastically improved. I am so pleased I had it done and, like all people that get LASIK, I wish I had done it sooner.
Last week I went for my three month review and I have to say that the aftercare at Optical Express has been fantastic, you go the day after surgery then the week after surgery then two weeks after and then – all being well – three months after. This is all part of the care package and included in the original surgery price.
My vision now is two levels better than 20/20. I am essentially a hawk. I will literally see you coming. I feel invincible and constantly want to look out the window because I can actually see what’s outside. I was blind without glasses, but even with glasses I couldn’t see anywhere near as well as I can see now. I guess that’s the bit that’s mind blowing, you know your eyes will be a zillion times better than they usually are without glasses – but you don’t expect them to be so much better than they were WITH GLASSES. Never in my life have I had vision like I do now.
My eyes are still a bit dry so I still take eye drops (the surgery alters your own ability to create oily tears which you really need to lubricate your eyes) and I’ve found that the best eye drops are Murine’s Dry & Tired gel drops, they seem to have a much longer lasting consistency. I found them in Boots after being continually disappointed by Boots’ own products. (Seriously, do not waste your money). My eyes can feel blurred or a bit dirty immediately on waking, but the drops clear it or it clears itself within 10 minutes or so of getting up.
I still get red eyes sometimes, but nothing like what I’d get with contact lenses. And again, drops sort this. I don’t know if I’ll ever be in a position to not need drops at all but I’d rather be a slave to drops than a slave to glasses and contact lenses. It’s a very small price to pay.
I know of three people already who have had surgery off the back of my raving about it – and I know further peeps who are booked in for it. So the main point of this post is to say that YES, I definitely still highly recommend it.
I can fall asleep watching TV without crushing my glasses, I’ve dived into the sea without worrying about salty contact lenses, I’ve swum in pools without hitting the walls. It’s been bloody brilliant. And don’t get me started on what it’s like to pack a suitcase and not have twenty billion bottles of contact lens solution.
So yeah. I still stand by my original review. It’s fantastic.
Go get it done!