The morning of the procedure I started to get a little nervous. (I may or may not have studied Manny & Maeva's faces closer than ever before in the off chance that I was the first person to go blind from LASIK. I've never claimed to be normal.) But luckily everything happened so quickly that I wasn't able to get myself too worked up and it was just fine. :) I was there for 3 hours total I think, though the actual procedure took maybe 10 minutes. I thought it would be weird that I was awake through the process, but it wasn't at all, and was actually kind of cool. They had a lady talking me through everything and explaining what was happening and how much longer it would happen for. It really didn't hurt at all. There was one part that was a little uncomfortable, but only for a few seconds and it wasn't even my eye that it hurt, but some pressure on my face from the equipment I guess. But again, it wasn't bad at all. I was so pleasantly surprised!
My recovery was amazingly easy. I would describe my immediate vision as seeming like I was wearing old contacts. I could see really good when I woke up that afternoon, and even better the next morning. When I went for my follow-up that day, I tested as having 20/16 vision! Absolutely mind boggling to me. Do you ever just become amazed at science? How brilliant do you have to be to invent this kind of stuff?! It really is something else. Just a random deep thought for the day.
So yes. It still doesn't seem like I can actually "see". I find myself at night starting to take my contacts out...it's so weird. The only thing I would say is my night vision can be a little sketchy, only noticeable really when I'm driving. My vision isn't bad necessarily, but definitely not as strong as during the day. I've heard this can be an issue. For my fellow LASIK people, did this get better for you with time? I'm about 2 weeks out right now. Would love to hear other's experiences as well!
So that's pretty much it in a nutshell. I know I'm not the first person to have LASIK and it's not a huge deal, but I've gotten a ton of questions about it so I said I would blog my experience. I really didn't know what to expect so maybe some of this info will be useful to someone considering LASIK. Or if not and you've made it this far? Congratulations for putting up with my ramblings. ;)