Were you guys taking oral Advil or Aleve (with meals) as well? It has a different mode of action to Demerol or any other opioid-based pain medication (which should only be taken as needed)...oral Advil around the clock for the first 3 days is something PLEC told us to do to help prevent onset of pain.
The prevention of pain is easier to manage than trying to chase and treat it after it comes, so it should always be part of the strategy.
I don't think I have any tips for you that you likely haven't heard already. Every 15 minutes or so, allow your eyes to "rest" and look out a window, or into the far distance--I forget this a lot and kind of "abuse" my eyes with long periods of near vision activity (hence probably my myopia to begin with.)tgreen2017 wrote: ↑Jan 19th, 2018 5:09 pmUnfortunately, that is not the case The optometrist works closely with Nvision, and one of the optometrists in the practice actually works at Nvision and recommended me Smartsurface.
On the plus side, I can read for 1-2 hours a day before my eyes are super strained! Any tips on increasing that time? I already have flux/night shade on 24/7, and wear sunglasses occasionally indoors.
Reading glasses may help, as burnt69 mentioned. It reduces your eye muscles from having to strain from near vision accommodation.
Non-preservative lubricant eye drops, liberally...
*If post-surgery, NVision provided the Blink bottle drops, please note that they are preserved, so maximum is 4 times a day.
I was 20/30 for my first month as well. My vision stabilized at the ~2.5 month mark...my 1-year checkup showed I'm 20/25 in my left eye and 20/20 in my right. My right eye is also the one that healed slower. I still have mild starbursts at night when looking at bright lights or headlights, and they are probably here to stay, but I remain super happy with my surgery.