I had the lasik done 6/05 and it was great! I didn't take the drugs, I'm the type that is nervous making the decision, but then as long as I know what will happen I'm okay with it. In January, I renewed my drivers license and noticed I struggled a little with the letters. I brushed it off--denial that things could have been changing. In February I took a postpartum doula training and we each had to read out loud from an overhead. I was closer then the others in the class and I again was struggling to read it. So last month I went for the annual eye exam and ended up with a rx for glasses! I started with a very high astigmatism, that was corrected with the lasik about 90%. It is still way better then it was, but I find the need to put on the glasses for driving and to really get things as crisp as I was used to after the lasik. I went back to my surgeon yesterday and he suggested doing an AK surgery which will relax the curvature of the cornea which should help the remaining astigmatism. Do I really want to risk another surgery--the possibility of causing problems that I avoided the first time? On the other hand, I really want the great vision back. AK is not a laser, its just a small cut, but the thought of yet another cut on my eyes makes me uneasy. Seems no biggie to these Doc's, but I have to weigh it all out. I'm 45 and really don't want to start dealing with progressive lenses etc He did say that after doing the AK, I would be in readers for sure, until this point I have avoided the readers unless the lighting was really low or the print was just really tiny.
Please give your opinions--don't want to put a damper on eveyone wanting to do the lasik--I would probably do it all over again. Having had glasses since kindergarten and getting to the point of not being able to wear toric lenses, I was at that breaking point!