One of the first things candidates of PRK are told is that the process of acquiring 20/20 vision takes time. Unlike Lasik, which gives you much better, if not perfect vision, immediately after the surgery, PRK can take several months to settle in. This past Monday was my one week check-up and although they documented that I have 20/25 in one eye and 20/30 in the other, I wouldn 't go that far. It's actually worse than that depending on the time of day.
You're probably wondering why chose PRK over Lasik, but as I stated in an earlier post, the long term effects are better. However, having to wait weeks, possibly even months, before getting the vision I've been dreaming about for years is a little depressing. Even writing typing this post, it's somewhat difficult to clearly see the screen. Luckily, I have steroid eye drops that I have to apply 4 times a day, which seem to help. Right now, I can see much better now that I could without my glasses, but not as good as I could with my glasses. Progress still needs to be made, but I don't think it'll be a problem for me much longer. Of course, I'm not enjoying being back at work!
Take care and happy President's Day!