Yeah there's two distinct issues with blurred close-up vision:lkt01071 wrote: ↑Feb 9th, 2017 10:53 pmAh! That's too bad but also a relieve that there aren't something wrong with my eye. Everyone seems to talk about distance vision on youtube etc for PRK recovery, no one really talks about close-up for reading etc. I was worried at one point my close-up vision problem was caused by something else. I work with computer 95% of my work time with a lot of text so close-up vision is a must for me.
a) The portion of the eye that actually deals with close-up vision is the inner portion. So if you're trying to focus, corneal imperfections during the PRK recovery tend to be exaggerated.
b) If you're near the age of 40 or older, you could be developing presbyopia. I actually think I have a little bit of this going on, as my very close up vision really isn't that good anymore. Its just something you have to accept as a trade-off.
Interesting. I'm actually finding the Refresh Optive Fusion to be a bit on the thin side. But its what 'they' started me on at the Dr's, so I'm reluctant to spend money trying other products. At this point I'm just putting the lubricant drops in, not because I think I need them, but rather, because they are supposed to help with recovery.I didn't really like the celluvisc since it was VERY thick, it is long lasting lubrication but it literally blocks my vision for first 3 minutes lol.
Interesting. There's no good online review source for the various drops. But definitely agree that I can put the Refresh Optive Fusion Sensitive drops in at any time, and immediately get back to whatever I need to do. Driving, computer work, etc.I didn't end up getting BION tears, I got systane ultra high performance preservative free drops for like $14 with 24 packs. Each pack can last me about 6 drops for both eyes. They are fine. Interestingly, I also felt the Refresh Optive Fusion Sensitive drop ( mine has preservatives so I don't use it very often) was the most long lasting and provide best vision.
A night-time ointment might help you if that's the case. But I'm not a Dr. Part of the theory of lubrication and the overnight products is to keep the cornea well hydrated so it can heal.Not really, I usually am ok during the night, only some times I feel my eyes can't open after the night and I had to put drops in to open it. Scared to force it open lol. My vision is usually the best when I wake up.
Ouch, PLEC has us off steroids at the 7 week point. The first week has a heavy regimen, week 2/3, 3X daily, 3/4, 2X daily, 5/6 1X daily, and then every other day thereafter for another week as the final taper. The taste of the drops gets into my sinuses and into my throat, so I'm glad to be into the taper at this point. Its kind of crazy, really, how I went from barely being able to put in drops last year (when I got some free sample drops from my optometrist to try just to get the hang of things) to being a total pro at it now, lol.Thanks for the tips and sharing your experience! I am sure I will be satisfied and become a happy man again after the recovery (which according to the steroid drop schedule it's about 3 months). Wished it was shorter or I could skip thorough it though. :P Keep us posted with your recovery road trip too!