Went to Lasik MD in Toronto and it's 4200 for advaned custom and 3000 for standard.
they did offer me student rate financing though...
prefer not to finance so either trip to BC needs to be arranged or i need to work more.
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I hope you were able to work out the scheduling issue. Your post-op check up is very important. It would make sense for CCV to take care of it too. Seeing as how they were willing to see you today (Thursday) for surgery.iengrfd wrote: ↑I have booked for PRK this Thursday at CCV. But we are having some schedule problems here. My own doctor will not work on Friday (Good Friday) so he won't see me for my day 1 post op. But I have not received any confirmation that CCV doctor will do day 1 check for me on Friday. Im not sure if I will eventually get my PRK done this week.... I hope everything will go smoother than this.
Apr 17th, 2014 3:49 pm
Ohh glad I'm doing PRK, I don't know if i can stand my vision going black!
Apr 17th, 2014 4:07 pm
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Apr 19th, 2014 11:18 pm
It really isn't that bad. It's very brief. I'm not sure if you've watched videos of both procedures but PRK looks a lot rougher than Lasik. If I could only have done PRK because of my prescription, pupil size, etc. I still would have for sure!
Glad it has been going well. How do you feel now?
Your recovery will definitely take some time. I'm happy to see that you aren't going through any pain. I was actually experiencing a burning sensation after I dropped my eye drops on days 3 and 4. I'm on day 6 now and I have stopped taking the Steroid and Antibacterial drops. I only use the tears right now.misterooga wrote: ↑Good luck Pro and spintheblackcircle!
Day 8 after my PRK here, with Dr. Stein from Bochner. I'll post details later, but in my case, things are still blurry...sorta like when I didn't wear my glasses before the surgery (though vision is better than that)
I did hope for that moment of clarity right after the surgery (and I heard it gets worse right after) but that didn't quite happen for me. Probably my prescriptions were too high.
On the other hand, I do see improvements on a daily basis. Things are still blurry but I can definitely read and make out some words across the room.
On my Day 5 appointment to remove lenses, the technician did say I'm in for a long haul and may take up to 6 weeks or more for eyes to heal.
At that moment, I was 20/30, I think. Over all, I'm hopeful (won't be satisfied until I get 20/20 or better, of course) and painless.
Slowly but surely!
Apr 20th, 2014 11:04 am
The best way to describe how my eyes feel is that I have a mildly dry contact lenses in. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not wearing contacts though...
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Apr 21st, 2014 10:07 pm
I did feel that too... burning sensations when I used the drops. For me, it was dust. In my 'drop list', it's written that order doesn't matter. So if I use artificial tears first, and then steroid and other drops, it didn't hurt as much.Pro wrote: ↑Your recovery will definitely take some time. I'm happy to see that you aren't going through any pain. I was actually experiencing a burning sensation after I dropped my eye drops on days 3 and 4. I'm on day 6 now and I have stopped taking the Steroid and Antibacterial drops. I only use the tears right now.
Good luck! I hope so as well.Pro wrote: ↑Vision is good but still not 100% where I want it to me. I just came back from a walk at night. I am finding I have some minor starburst from car headlights and the headlights are very bright. No halos or anything like that but the starburst effect is definitely there. Also, the sharpness I once had isn't quite there yet. I used to be able to see the countdown numbers on crossing lights at a good distance with greater sharpness. The doctor did mention things should get within a month. I hope that will be the case.
Apr 22nd, 2014 12:33 pm
misterooga wrote: ↑I did feel that too... burning sensations when I used the drops. For me, it was dust. In my 'drop list', it's written that order doesn't matter. So if I use artificial tears first, and then steroid and other drops, it didn't hurt as much.
As of now, I'm still using the steroid drops (6 more weeks to go) and artificial tears. By the way, apparently there is shortage of Bion Tears...from the manufacturer's side.
I'm definitely not as anxious about going back to work as I was the first week. I can sort of see and if I'm indoors, I don't notice the blurriness as much...though at times, I do feel my eyes a bit dry now. (started feeling that way past few days..and woke up around 5~6 AM for that reason too)
Good luck! I hope so as well.
In terms of my vision, it feels like how I was when I'd worn a pair of contact lenses for 6+ hours. (things used to get blurry then too)...though my eyes are not as dry or tired as those times. If I squint, I can make my vision clear, but I'm sure that's not good for my eyes in the long run. :P
Apr 22nd, 2014 7:23 pm
Read my post history earlier in the thread. I was on Day 8 IIRC before I could even use the PC without serious strain. At Day 5 I couldn't even look at a TV, the light sensitivity was ridiculous.iengrfd wrote: ↑Hi Misterooga,
I am on my 5th day after my PRK. I have the same feeling as you. My vision is still blurred and only at 20/30 as told by my doctor. But I feel worst than that. I don't hope for 20/20 but just hope the blurred to clear up expecially my left eye which is more blurred now.
I am not sure if I am being impatient and should wait for longer. But Pro's result is so good that make me feel mine is not going on track. I am feeling a bit frstrated. By the way, my eyes are mostly recovered after 4th day and only vision is not clear enough. Does anybody know how much longer it normally take PRK to reach clear vision? My prescription was about -7.0 before Prk. I am seeing halos and ghosting as well now on day 5.
Apr 22nd, 2014 9:32 pm
You're on track. Don't put up yourself for failure, as scouzer said.
Apr 23rd, 2014 9:34 pm