Presbyobia?

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Presbyobia?

Postby Atlanta123 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:18 pm

Day 8: I am 45 and have Presbyobia . The doctor said post lasik I would need reading glasses. However, I am basically blurry at close distances. Is this the way it is going to be or should it get better so I can see things clear at short distance (like faces, objects, et all) but just not be able to read small print without glasses?
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Postby tlwilson » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:19 am

I am 50 years old and had lasik 2.5 wks ago. Now that I'm not -5.00, the close-up blurr is totally different. When I had so much myopia, I had to hold print about 6 inches from my nose to read it. I was undercorrected with lasik and am currently about 20/80 in my right eye, 20/30 in the left and I now realize the full effects of presbyopia. Distance is not great because of the undercorrect eye. Intermediate and near is blurry because I'm not so myopic anymore. I am seriously thinking about progressive bifocals after the healing period is over. I really miss the intermediate vision.
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Presbyobia?

Postby Atlanta123 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:23 am

Sorry to hear that. Shouldn't your intermediate vision correct with healing though? Needing reading glasses is one thing-losing intermediate is not right.
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Presbyobia?

Postby Atlanta123 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:24 am

Sorry to hear that. Shouldn't your intermediate vision correct with healing though? Needing reading glasses is one thing-losing intermediate is not right.
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Postby It's Just Me » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:37 pm

I only need reading glasses for small print *shrug*
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Postby Atlanta123 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:09 pm

Update: Went to doctor today and I am OverCorrected by .5 diopeters. He said I have a 50% chance of my eyes regressing and correcting. If not they would have to enhance at 3 months. Does this sound correct? How risky is an enhancement.
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Postby free2dream » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:54 am

Atlanta123, my situation was very similar to yours. I am almost 3 months now and the closeup vision does become better. I too was overcorrected, from -6 and -4.5 to +1.- and +.75. I used my eyedrops faithfully and tried to be as patient as possible!! My sight did get better and the last checkup I had was +.50 and plano. I do need to use reading glasses, but I knew that was to be expected - I'm 52.
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Postby Atlanta123 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:31 pm

Free2Dream-

Thanks much for the encouragement. Hearing from others really helps with the patience part of the "program". In the sunlight outside my vision is pretty good at most ranges (except reading). Indoors and night is a challenge. Doctor said that my dominate eye is more overcorrected than the left so it is fighting for control.

Day at a time. Thanks again.
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Postby free2dream » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:56 pm

Today was my 3 month checkup and my optometrist told me I am seeing 20/20 in both eyes. My measurements have remained unchanged from my 7 week checkup.

Left eye - plano with .50 astigmatism: Right eye +.25 with .50 astigmatism.

I have no more ghosting, glares, halos.....compared to where I started, (-4.75 and -6.00 with astigmatism in each eye of 1.75) I'm very happy :D :D
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Postby It's Just Me » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:07 am

Atlanta123 wrote:Update: Went to doctor today and I am OverCorrected by .5 diopeters. He said I have a 50% chance of my eyes regressing and correcting. If not they would have to enhance at 3 months. Does this sound correct? How risky is an enhancement.


I had one on April 30th...I see great now :) Same risks as with the first surgery.
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