How long did you recover after the lasik surgery?

How long did you recover after the lasik surgery?

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Faith98 asked:

Please tell me your prescription in negative number and 20/? before and after the procedure.
Rate the pain on day one from 1-10, 10 hurts the most
How long did it take you to recover? Did you go back to work right away or took a vacation?

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Jan 26th, 2011, 3:12 am by plastic_surgery_world   

3 Responses

  1. Graycee L
    November 29th, 2009 | 8:12 pm

    I think for about a week. But don’t trust me cause I’m not completly sure.

  2. frozen frog
    December 2nd, 2009 | 2:16 am

    about 3 or 4 days..my father had done the surgery last year..

  3. Lissacal
    December 3rd, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    I was about 20/250 before Lasik surgery last year. The procedure was painless, probably due to the Valium they gave me. The ride home (as a passenger, of course) was fairly uncomfortable, mainly due to light sensitivity. The doctor gave me dark goggles, but the light was still too bright. I was in some pain once I got home (maybe 3 hours post procedure), but I had some left over Vicodin, and took two doses of that. The Vicodin took the edge off. Slept fine that night. Woke up the next morning, and I COULD SEE FINE! Hallelujah! I was jazzed up about that. I drove myself to my one day check up (an 2 hour round trip) with no problems. For that check up, I was seeing at 20/25, less than 24 hours after the surgery. I went to work that afternoon (doing ultrasound which really requires you to use your eyes). For my one week check up, I was seeing between 20/20 and 20/15. Other than the touch of pain I had post procedure, before I went to bed for the night, I had no other problems. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

    Just one other thing….I went to a doctor who used computerized, lazer equipment. No knives were involved. But, it cost me a pretty penny. I paid $5500 for both eyes, but I was not comfortable going to a doctor that advertized in the newpaper for $500 per eye. Sometimes you get what you pay for! Good luck to you!

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