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LASEK diary: one year on

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


This is the last in a series of posts describing my personal experience of having laser eye surgery in February 2012. To start at the beginning, go back to the first post in the series.

Fourteen months after my LASEK surgery, I have mostly forgotten about it. Which is to say, my vision is at least as good as it was before the surgery (with glasses). It’s a great outcome – the one I’d hoped for but feared might not happen.

My last contact with the clinic at Moorfields was back in November for my 6-month check-up. They did a sight test and I could actually read slightly more of the chart than I had been able to with my glasses on previously. This is a major result for me, especially as my eyesight with contact lenses was never as good as with glasses.

If I had to sum up my experience in a tweet, I’d say this: the procedure is quick and totally painless, it look much longer than I thought to heal (acceptable detailed eyesight took about 3 months) but LASEK has been brilliant for me.

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  1. Hi Simon, was great to read “success story”, thanks for Your posts! It’s a bit easier to know another people experience to see what to expect next and that someone felt same or similar and is ok now. (I dont know if you are interested in this what Im writing;)) I had Lasek on friday and the vision was quite okey untill todays midday. Maybe bacause its healing or maybe I used my phone too much. after reading your posts I made decision to try not use it when not really needed. Quite hard as theres nothing else to do except listening audio book.
    By the way, mu prescription was high – right eye (which is weaker) was -9.5. I read that lasek is not recommended and there might be some complications, but I still believe that everything will be ok and vision will be totally perfect without having another surgery.
    Good luck!

    on July 14th, 2013

  2. Hi Simon

    I had Lasek 3 weeks ago and have found your diary of your experience so helpful thank you. At times I feel that i will never see as I did with glasses and so frustrating at work, driving etc I hope things get better but your diary been true and I can relate just want my vision back

    on March 7th, 2014

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