Rich wrote:So I just got back from my 1 week post-op exam
-4.00 -2.75 180
-4.00 -2.75 180
-0.75 -0.5 165
They said things might improve slightly but expect I will need an "enhancement"
They gave me some glasses to tide me over
I am aiming for a similar undercorrection to what you have. Because we are both presbyopic, we can never be free of glasses. You might want glasses for driving(at least at night) and maybe for watching movies as well. However it's great to be able to go without glasses most of the time and not need reading glasses for everything, which is what my presbyopic friends need. I see them with reading glasses all day and they take them off, on, off, on hundreds of times a day. If you do decide on an "enhancement" please first find out if you can tolerate monovision. Also keep in mind that "enhancement" carries risks, including overcorrection. Monovision isn't for me so I am asking for an undercorrection in both eyes. My brother and friends are slightly myopic naturally and only wear glasses to drive. They see quite well at distance, almost as well without glasses as I do with glasses! I don't correct to 20/20 with glasses as my eyes are quite bad at 20/800 without glasses.
No point trading up for reading glasses(if I were plano) that id need to wear all day for the computer, reading, eating, seeing faces clearly, seeing anything less than a meter(or two!) clearly. Might as well stay as a -5.5 then and wear -3.75 computer glasses which I currently wear 75% of the time. My surgeon knows this and understands why I have asked for a small undercorrection. He suggests to everyone who's presbyopic to try monovision. If monovision isn't for you, he will warn you that if you end up plano(instead of slightly myopic), you will be back in glasses, the reading kind. What's the point then to trade distance glasses for reading glasses? I want to reduce my dependancy on distance glasses without ending up in reading glasses.
How well do you see with your glasses, how does it compare to glasses, contacts before lasik? May I ask what was your reasons for lasik? I am looking to get PRK(have a thread on this)
If your night vision is still poor, you may still be healing. Once you heal, you may only want glasses to drive, especially at night. You won't need reading glasses for everything like my presbyopic friends do. I also have presbyopic friends who have your -1 prescription and they are very happy not to need reading glasses and all their friends are jealous. They see quite well(tiny amount of myopia) so they only want to wear glasses to drive and sometimes to watch movies.