I had Lasik quite a few years ago, at least 4-5, on my right eye. After about a year (oddly enough) I started to have an issue where, if I close my left eye, my right eye sees ghosting. It's much more apparent at night, after my eye gets dried out no doubt. I also have kinda blurry vision, though my lasik surgeon said it was 20/20. It's just...not really clear at all. If I had to walk around seeing only how my right eye sees, I'd probably be miserable.
Well, after a few years, I kinda got used to it...despite it annoying me to no end. For the longest time I've had an issue with my right eye where it dries out more than the left, but finally after years it seems to have subsided, to the point where I no longer use night-time ointment (YAY!) However, after going here..http://www.usaeyes.org/lasik/faq/lasik-ghosting.htm
I actually tried the trick where you poke a little pen-hole in an index card and look through it. Lo and behold....the vision clears up and the ghosting is gone O_O. According to this site, that means I have some form of astigmatism. I'm amazed because the doctors (even newer ones) continuously tell me that I have no astigmatism. I had a pretty bad astigmatism before Lasik so maybe some was left over.
I also have a wacky thing where my eyes dont really know how to work with each other, so I'm wearing glasses to correct it o_O haha. Kinda sucks but..ah well.
Now...is this ghosting fix possible by wearing glasses or contacts? I'm asking because...the woman at the desk called the doctor and asked her whether or not it was possible and she said no, yet the website seems to suggest otherwise. I'm assuming that maybe the woman didnt relay the question correctly, so I'm going to speak with the doctor personally.
Any thoughts? I'm rather hesitant to go for an evaluation to see if I can get the remaining astigmatism (assuming thats what it is) removed via lasik. My bad experience with the LOOONG term dry eye problems and my overall disgust with having the operation in the first place is making my stomach twist at the thought. I suppose if a new procedure has come out that no longer has a chance of dry eye, I might be willing to give it a whirl.
Thanks for all help