This is to share my progress with others who have had monovision Lasik done recently.
I am now 5 weeks after monovision all laser Lasik. Just to recap, after Lasik my vision was blurry and a little hazy especially the first week. I couldn't read sign boards or see car numbers. However, I do have `functional' vision meaning I can drive safely without hitting anything or anyone but I couldn't see details clearly.
Adjusting to monovision is a little hard but at my age of nearing 50, there is no other Lasik choice I guess since I do want to read without glasses.
I checked my progress by looking at certain fixed objects to gauge how I am doing. One is a shelving of files infront of my work desk. Previously I couldn't read the spine labels from where I am sitting. Today I can but not very sharp yet, say 70% good. I also check by looking at some boxes I got stacked against the wall to the right of my desk. The labels are bigger prints, today I have no problem reading them, say 90% good. There is also a poster stuck to a cupboard in my house that I read. I can now read it further and further away then when I first started using it as a check.
I know my eyes are corrected properly for good vision. There are instances suddenly everything comes out clear. Even when I say I see blurry, it is not the blurry as when I was wearing glasses. This blurry after Lasik is I suspect, my brain's inability to merge the different corrections in my eyes done for monovision. In the blurry after Lasik, I know what I see is `sharp' but it is my difficulty to read the words. Possibly minor double vision?
I noticed my reading vision is very good now. I am happy with my reading vision. I wish I can see the tiny prints but I understand I cannot have all with Lasik. Who knows, it might get better later ... then I consider it a plus.
So, now it is waiting for my long distance vision to get together properly. Fluctuations of vision still there.
Still using Tears Naturale preservative free drops. Doctor started me on Lacrilube preservative free ointment at night. Eyes get very, very tired at the end of day if I have been using the computer alot during the day. More tolerant of sunlight now but keeping sunglasses on whenever I am out. My habit anyway since before Lasik.
Tried night driving a week ago. Star bursts from incoming cars' headlights. Have not driven at night since then. I have no vision problem indoors at night.
Overall, happy with progress. Not so worried anymore.
By the way, a bout of runny nose and sneezing episode (cold? flu?) can set back vision progress. But once cold/flu clears up, vision improves again.