A Month After LASIKSaturday, December 06, 2014
Hello, lovelies~ As the title suggests, it has been a month since my LASIK operation and I want to let you know how my eyes are doing. If you haven't read my LASIK experience, you can start reading from the first day I went to Shinagawa LASIK & Eye Center at Wheelock Place, Singapore.
One Month Post LASIK
Currently, I am still using the lubricating eye drops I purchased from Shinagawa LASIK & Eye Center called Opticlear UD. I used them once every hour to prevent any dryness on my eyes and speed up the healing process. The dryness on my eyes started to lessen around three weeks after operation. My eyes still feels dry, but not as bad as the first week, where I need to use the eye drops every 30 minutes.
The glare and starbursts was only present for the first two weeks after LASIK operation. However, I didn't find it to be a problem since I don't drive. It's not uncomfortable, just funny to look at the light around the light sources at night, lol. I can drive at night safely if I want to.
My eyes were quite sensitive towards light, especially during the afternoon where the sun is blazing hot. I usually just wear my sunglasses to reduce the light sensitivity, but that problem was gone last week on its own. I mean, the sunlight is still bright, but I can handle it without having to close my eyes completely like before.
Remember the eye shields? It is mandatory to wear them before I go to bed for a week after the operation. At first I was all against it, but after a week of using it, my cluster headaches weren't there anymore. I think it's because I sleep on my side and tend to 'squish' my eyes all the way 'till morning. With the eye shields, my eyes are safe from being crushed, thus no headaches! Yeay! So, I continued wearing them until this day.
As for infections, I didn't experience any fever whatsoever after the operation. I was given antibiotic drops for a week after the operation, so that reduces the chance of infection.
Healthy Eye Habits
Last time I checked my vision a month ago, it was 20/20 or in other words, perfect vision. I tried to keep it that way for a long time, so I have been practicing healthy eye habits, which you should try as well.
- 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, I look 20-feet in front of me for 20 seconds. It helps me blink naturally and reduce eyestrain.
- Sunglasses to prevent any UVA & UVB light exposed to my eyes.
- Avoid glare at all cost. I make sure that I read in soft lighting, so there weren't any harsh lighting directed straight to my screen, computer or cellphone.
- Keeping a good distance when reading on the computer or cellphone. I make the font larger to prevent myself from leaning towards the screen.
I hope this post help answer some of your questions regarding LASIK and how it feels like after the operation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave them in the comment section below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~