Glad to hear that a couple of you had good experiences.
I went for my consultation at TLC last night. After wearing my dang glasses for three weeks, I come to find out that I am not a candidate. My corneas are too thin and coupled with the high astigmastism that I have, they can't even do PRK on me.
The doctor did give me a referral to an expert who is the pioneer on PRK and preventing haze. But, I'm not going to see him.
He told me that the contact lenses I have (Synergyes hybrid) are the best lenses you can wear, if you have to wear contacts. So, I'm going to make an appointment with my eye doctor and have a new exam and get two new pairs of these lenses.
I'm a little disappointed, but not as bad as I thougth I'd be. Only trouble I have is the fact that I put all of this money on my flexible medical spending account and will have to think of a way to use it all up by the end of the year.
I was not that thrilled about the idea of getting PRK. And then, they told me that after the surgery, I wouldn't be able to wear makeup for 11-14 days!
The technician also told me that with PRK, I'd be down for 7 days. That is NOT what I've heard from others who have had PRK. Then, dilating the eyes and needing a ride home, needing a ride home the day of the surgery, and needing a ride home on the Monday after your first follow-up was more than enough for me to say, "This is just too much."
Plus, the doctor said that since I wore the hybrid lenses (part gas perm/part soft), I'd have to be out of my contacts for another three weeks before they'd even touch my eyes. So, that would have been 6 weeks in glasses.
Guess it just wasn't meant to be. Good luck to all others who decide to go through with the surgery! Just make sure you go to a reputable place and ask lots of questions.