Hi, this is the person referred to at the very beginning. My eyes seem to continue to improve, even after 17 months since surgery. I know Scott said he loves being able to run w/o glasses, but I must wear wrap-around sunglasses or clear glasses for every single run, or my eyes dry out too much. I probably use Refresh Tears drops 12 times a day, and use them about every 30 minutes during every run, even during marathons. So that is a major irritant.
However, for some reason, my reading performance continues to improve, and no longer need the cheap Walgreens reading glasses I used the first year, except when I'm tired or right after a long run (due to eye dryness and general tiredness, I assume). I used bifocals before surgery, so I'm very pleased with this reading ability. I should probably get glasses for distance for driving, but have gotten by so far. My night vision is lousy, with the headlights and other lights very glary. I let my husband drive. Some people report that light yellow sunglasses help them at night, but I didn't see much difference.
Should you do the surgery? If you want a guarantee that your eyes will function 100% after surgery, you can't get that from anyone, and you're messing with your vision here. Once you do the surgery, there's no going back. I frankly wish I had waiting another 5 years or so, till they perfect it better or have other options available. I realize now that my vision will never be as crisp as it was with good glasses, and I regret that.
However, like Scott, I am happy with the overall results....somedays. As he said, there are "bad eye days," when things are pretty blurry, no matter how many drops I put in, and that really bugs me. Nothing I can do about it, though.
So think about it long and hard. If you can get by fine with your present system, I'd suggest waiting. Things can only get better as they perfect their techniques. You only have one set of eyes to mess with.
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