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I have to be honest about the clamp thing that keeps your eyes open while the laser is cutting the flap. I have tiny facial features. I asked my doc (2 years and 7+ months ago) if it was going to hurt at all. I am a pain wimp and get the heebie jeebies at the very thought of anything or anyone even getting close to touching my eyes. Yup! I have the heebie jeebies just thinking about it now and I had the surgery. Anyway, the doc was honest with me and told me that I have small features so, while most people won't have any pain or discomfort from the clamps, I might. I did. The corner of my left eye (the skin, not the eye itself) pinched but, nothing bad enough to bother me. In fact, I think it bothered me more than because of the whole terrifying experience of it. Really, it was all so simple and, as others said, quick to a point of being over before I knew it. I made a bigger deal about it all in my head than it really was.

So, to answer your questions, most people won't have any pain or major discomfort other than the unnatural feeling of not being able to blink. I only did because, as an adult, a one size fits all hat is somewhat too big on me! So, given that my head is not the average size, my eyes are not either. If you are fairly normal as far as your head and facial features, you should be fine. And, I am not a freak of nature or anything. In fact, I am (for my generation) tall and slender. So, I think that is why my features are smaller than the average girl.

They numb your eyes and dilate your pupils which makes your vision sort of blurry and sensitive to light. To calm your nerves, make sure they give you a valium and make sure they give you enough time to let it work on you and calm you down. They gave me mine and had me on the bed in about 45 seconds so, the valium had not had a chance to calm me down at all before they started doing my surgery.

Take care and keep in touch!
i had lasik back in december '06. they started off giving me a valium to lessen my anxiety, but i'm not sure it really worked, because i was TERRIFIED (i just had this crazy irrational fear of going blind!!!). they put drops in my eyes to numb them, and other stuff, but my left eye felt different from my right one. i told the nurse, and she said it was normal and not to worry about it.... but it freaked me out!!! i was certain that my left eye wasn't numbed enough!!! so they take me into the actual room where the surgery would take place, and i got on the table and they got me all ready for the surgery...

the procedure itself, was so fast! the only thing i really felt was tremendous pressure... it was uncomfortable, but not painful, and didn't last long at all. they talked me through then entire procedure and that was comforting. when it was all over, and i went to get up, i felt like i'd been hit by a truck!

i'd been so anxious about my left eye and how i thought it wasn't numb enough, that during the procedure, i'd tensed up every single muscle in my body so hard, i HURT when it was done! nothing a little 800mgs of ibuprofen couldn't knock out though!

so my vision before surgery was BAD - my contact lense prescription was -5 and -5.25. now my vision is 20/12.5 in each eye! it's awesome! i most definitely recommend it!!!
[QUOTE=mcr285;3131994]i had lasik back in december '06. they started off giving me a valium to lessen my anxiety, but i'm not sure it really worked, because i was TERRIFIED! they put drops in my eyes to numb them, and stuff, but my left eye felt different from my right one. i told the nurse, and she said it was normal and not to worry about it.... but i was so afraid!!! i was certain that my left eye wasn't numbed enough!!! so they take me into the actual room where the surgery would take place, and i got into place on the table and they got me all ready for the surgery...

the procedure itself, was so fast! the only thing i really felt was tremendous pressure... it was uncomfortable, but not painful, and didn't last long at all. they talked me through then entire procedure and that was comforting. when it was all over, and i went to get up, i felt like i'd been hit by a truck!

i'd been so anxious about my left eye and how i thought it wasn't numb enough, that during the procedure, i'd tensed up every single muscle in my body so hard, i HURT when it was done! nothing a little 800mgs of ibuprofen couldn't knock out though!

so my vision before surgery was BAD - my contact lense prescription was -5 and -5.25. now my vision is 20/12.5 in each eye! it's awesome! i most definitely recommend it!!!


Cool! Tell me about good news! I'm glad it work well for you. My vision is now 20/15. Was it regular lasik or wavefront?