It’s been a week since I did my lasik and I finally summoned enough courage to put on a little bit of eye makeup after Doctor Lee gave me the green light to do it at my review yesterday!
Today! Heading to an event with MFP babes! A little bit of eye makeup to make myself a little more presentable… Hahaha… But i guess I will have to be very careful when I’m removing my makeup to prevent irritating or injuring my cornea.
6th September: Day of op
Post op day 1: Day 1 review at Shinagawa. Hard to open eyes, excessive tearing.
Post op day 1and 2: Miserable because I was so bored. Couldn’t open my eyes and vision was one big blur.
Post op day 3: Managed to open eyes. Can use computer (with enlarged fonts), can watch TV although images are still blurry.
Post op day 4: Went back to Shinagawa to remove protective contact lenses that were placed in my eyes for the past 4 days.
Post op day 3 to 7: Vision got better and better each day.
Post op day 7: Went back to Shinagawa for one week’s review. Almost perfect vision. Medication changed. Green light to wash face normally and green light to put on makeup.
But I have to say, on the day of the op, and the 2 days following that were really very miserable for me. There was no pain in my eyes actually. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open for more than 1 to 2 seconds each time and I was tearing excessively.Even when I try to open my eyes, everything was out of focus and my world was one big blur.
Day 1 and 2… wearing sunglasses at home because everything was sooo bright to me.
My friend, Edwin, who did Lasik on the same day with me at Shinangawa could take a bus and go jogging the next day but I couldn’t. Sigh… No wonder Doctor Lee told me that this Flapless Epilasik procedure takes much longer to recover as compared to the normal one. I had wanted to do the procedure over the weekend in July but Doctor Lee advised me not to. Lucky I waited and I had a long week to recover.
Talking about my miserable days… As I was saying, the day of the op, then post op day 1 and day 2 were the worst days. It was the fact that I couldn’t see anything that made me miserable. I couldn’t go out, I couldn’t use my laptop or my phone, I couldn’t read, I couldn’t watch TV. I WAS SO BORED AT HOME. I just feel my way around walking here and there, not knowing what to do and time seemed to pass soooooo slowly. I tried listening to the radio and I even “listened to movies”. it was my first time listening to HBO and I’m not bad you know, I managed to grasp all the storyline quite accurately though I am not very sure who are the actors acting in them. Hahahaha… i totally felt like a blind swordsman from the period dramas!
Immediately after reaching home from the op. Jon sent me home and after applying all the eye drops, Doctor advised me to go and sleep. But everyday (for 7 days), I had to wear the eye shield before sleeping to prevent me from rubbing my eyes in my sleep. And so I asked Jon to paste it for me and see la! This boy anyhow paste and it was so messy! Hahahaha…
I don’t like sleeping with the eye shield. When I turn to sleep on my side, the eye shield will press into my skin. Not comfortable. But for best healing, I was a good girl and followed instructions very closely!!
I woke up on Day 3 and I realized my eyes could open naturally!! I was over the moon. I checked my vision and I have functional vision, just that things were still blurry and fuzzy. I could use the computer but I had to enlarge all the font size to Grandma’s standard to see properly. I could use my phone but I still couldn’t read the small wordings on it. Throughout that few days, Jon had to read my phone messages to me and replied on my behalf. Thanks my boy! And so I happily watched a few movies and drama while resting at home that day. Happiest day after the miserable boring 3 days! (^^)
On post op day 4, I had to return to Shinagawa to remove the protective contact lenses that were placed inside my eyes for 4 days. Doctor Lee checked and informed me the healing were well and good and I also realized that my fuzzy vision were getting better by the day.
Fast forward to post op day 7 (that was yesterday), I went for my one week review. My vision was checked and the lady told me that my left eye already achieved 6/6 vision, while my right is now 6/7. The fuzziness that I am still experiencing is because my cornea is still repairing itself and my best vision with come in about a month’s time. Doctor Lee told me that I recovered really fast in fact, faster than other patients who did the same procedure! Cheers to speedy recovery!!!
I really love the idea that spectacles are now a thing of the past. Although I was feeling miserable for the first 2 days, it was totally worth it!
Pre Lasik Consultation Post: http://blog.myfatpocket.com/xinzz/2013/07/28/pre-lasik-evaluation-at-shinagawa-lasik-and-eye-centre/