Update: One year after PRK laser eye surgery

On January 28, 2021, I got the Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) laser eye surgery. A year later, I look back with ZERO regrets that I went ahead with the procedure.

For a bit of fun facts, my previous PRK post was posted online on April 7, 2021. On April 17, 2021, I found out I was pregnant. Thankfully, my three month follow-up appointment with LASIK MD was scheduled for the week after I found out I was with child (how medieval sounding, eh?). At that follow-up appointment, I was informed that not only were my eyes doing great, they were better than great. I was seeing at 20/10. To explain, ‘normal’ vision is said to be 20/20. With 20/10 vision, you are better than average and can see at 20 feet what a normal sighted person can see at 10 feet.

I was also informed that pregnancy would cause some blurriness to my vision due to hormonal changes that affect the cornea. These changes, I was told, are temporary. During my 2nd and 3rd trimester, my eyesight had moments of extreme blurriness but they were infrequent enough not to bother me. Post-delivery of my son, my eyesight is perfect again with no blurriness.

Do I have some residual issues with my eyes today? Sometimes. (1.) Dryness can be an issue some days but moisturizing eyedrops seem to do the trick. (2.) Lots of water going into my eyes while showering can be problematic because (again) dryness…. water tends to wash away the natural tears your eyes produce and after PRK, tear production is a little less efficient. (3.) I always forget I am no longer dependent on prescription glasses and I perpetually try to adjust them on the bridge of my nose, as well as trying to take them off before a shower or at bed time. Regardless of these little issues, I recommend PRK. However, please do your research and refer to my 10 pointers (see previous post) when considering PRK.

One of my desires before getting pregnant was to be able to get delivered of my baby and see him clearly without having glasses on. I am glad that is my testimony thanks to PRK 🙂

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