Well, I passed the three month mark a couple of days ago. I was -5.75 and -4.75 with astigatism in both eyes. I've ended up good visual acquity and quality with LASIK (Allegretto Wave). I have a slight astigatism left in my right eye that I notice on occassion and my doc does not feel it's worth the risk to correct, and I agree. If needed, I'll probably get a pair of night glasses because that is when it's most noticeable. Starbursts have diminished to close to the level I had with glasses, halos are completely gone. Dry eye has improved quite a bit in the last few weeks, but am still using drops a few times a day.
The unfortunate side-effect of my surgery has been floaters. It's been a real bummer because everything else worked itself out as hoped. I ended up with a few in each eye, and one particularly large one in my right eye. They were stirred up anew, or a result of the surgery and they have been very distracting in my life. I am hopeful these will pass in time and settle, or otherwise be ignored by the brain but at this point they have not changed since first appearing about 2.5 months ago. I try not to focus on them, but since I work with computers all day this has proven difficult.
At this point, unfortunately, the floaters make my Lasik experience a negative one. It really stinks, because otherwise I would be be very psyched but they are distraction all day and it's impossible not to think about my eyes all day then. I am really surprised that there is no real study on floaters and LASIK. I have found a couple of references on some small studies which note an increase in floaters in patients, but it's not that concrete, nor do doctors consitently warn about this as a side-effect. I wish I could say this has been a wholly positive experience, but until these diminsh it's a loss of visual quality for me.
I'll update again in a few months after my next appt.
Float (and no longer) Dry