Monday, July 29, 2013

All About Me Week: Eye Update

It's still weird to me that I can see without wearing contacts or glasses. Even now, when the alarm goes off every morning, I reach for those glasses. And in the shower? I'm still amazed that I can read the bottles without pulling them to my face.

But it's not been super easy to get here. That first week was really hard. Although I (thankfully) escaped eye pain due to the surgery, I just wanted to see. Day five was amazing, but that was almost more damaging because the days immediately following weren't. And they weren't for a long time. But now, more than four weeks after having the surgery, am I starting to really feel good about what I can see. (And yes, for the PRK procedure with someone who had as bad of vision as I did, this is totally normal.) My eyes aren't yet 20/20, but I can safely drive, read, and see the T.V. You know, all the important things.

I still have to wear sunglasses whenever I'm outside, so I'm still wearing glasses a lot. And I'm still taking steroids and wetting drops. But otherwise, it's been great. Hopefully it will continue to get greater.

And if you want to know what it's like to have super bad vision, this might give you a taste. It makes my eyes cross even looking at this.

P.S. For FHE dessert tonight, we're eating an eight-inch donut. That's right. EIGHT INCHES.


  1. Mmmmm... donuts...

    How many fingers am I holding up right now!? So amazed at this surgery. Ammmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaazed.

  2. awesome for you - both the eyes and the donut! where's the link to the donut you're making? if no link, you better post a pic or something!

  3. Yay! So glad you can see without glasses :)

    The donut looked awesome. Good idea.