Originally Posted by George Anderson
Having your teeth cleaned is more unpleasant.
It's nothing, don't sweat it.
I am sorry to report this, but I had lasik 8 years ago and it was far from like a teeth cleaning....maybe its far more along nowadays and it wont bother you....my surgery went like this....they drugged me with Valium when I first got there, I didnt even want it but they suggested I take it...I took it, got sleepy, then they put these numbing drops in my eyes and my upper half of my face was numb as all get out.......kind of felt cool, I liked it sort of.......anyhow, the actually surgery lasted about 10 minutes, 5 on each eye.....easy as pie.....soon as they were done they looked at my eyes through their scope and sent me out the door as fast as possible.....I was in heaven....about 20 minutes down the road I am guessing the numbing drops wore off and my eyes felt like I had sand in them, I have never felt pain that bad to this day....it was so bad that I was trying to get my wife to take me to the emergency room cause I would have swore something was wrong....we called the eye doc as soon as we got home and he said that is very normal and just to tuff it out................3 Ambiens later and a short nap I woke up to a perfect vision.....never had another issue with them since other than the occasional halo effect over lights at night.............put the pain I felt 20 minutes after the surgery till about 3 hours later when I finally was knocked out from Ambien was the most severe pain I have ever had.....
I have talked to so many people who say they didnt have even the slightest bit of pain so maybe it was just me, but I will not do it again if my eyes go back to being bad.....
It is awesome to wake up in the middle of the night and actually look over and see your clock.....not have to fumble for your glasses all night.....not have to worry about taking contact solution with you everywhere you go......it truly is remarkable what it does, you almost feel like you get part of your life back cause things get so easy, like taking a shower to doing gardening...anything that used to bug you with contacts or glasses all goes to the wayside...its great.