Today I am recovering from having laser eye surgery. Yesterday was an intense day filled with lots of new experiences. I was able to get the day off from work to go to Saddleback Eye Center in Laguna Hills, CA
to get a laser eye consultation. All went well and I decided to go ahead with the surgery same day. First lots of measurements and pictures were taken of my eyes, then after visits with a half dozen doctors and nurses it was time to go under the knife, I mean laser beam. When the numbing eye drops had taken affect I was put under a laser that felt like a lot of pressure on my eye and sinus, but all in all not too painful. The second laser also entailed me having to keep my eye directly focused on a blinking red light. It was pretty uncomfortable at times but was so brief that it was done in no time at all. For the next 6 hours I slept in a nearby hotel for patients. I couldn't see much and everything was blurry. My eyes felt uncomfortable and scratchy all night. I have to sleep with these geeky sci-fi goggles on to prevent anything from scrathing my eyes during the night. Those coupled with the wrist guards my doctor ordered me to wear at night to prevent carpal tunnel make me look like such a nerd!! O well, the things we do in the name of science. Today my vision has already gotten a lot better, I will be on a strict regimin of 3 different kinds of eye drops in a stategical rotation throughout the day, in total about 30 drops per eye per day for the next 5 days, then 12 drops daily for the next 4 months. That is going to be a pain, but for the ability to see well without glasses or contacts, it's definitely worth it!