Hi. I will try and be brief in explaining my problem. I live in Dublin, ireland, and had Lasik in late 2007, having been reasonably myopic before hand. After surgery my vision was “better than 20/20”. I am going through very real difficulties, however, and although I don’t like to sound like a downer, I have to say they really are effecting the quality of my life in a very negative way.
My problem is difficult to describe, I have not found the correct terms for what it happening. I still have vision that is not far off 20/20, but it is as if there is something in the air, that effects the light. I have a lot of trouble reading text, both on screen and paper. I move my head this way and that trying to see around the light that is getting in the way. I actually find that if I close one eye I can read much more easily, but with both eyes open it is slow and stunted. It also helps to follow the text with my finger. Otherwise is is like the letters on the page dance around and confuse my eye.I often feel seasick when I am trying to read. It tires me to read even a couple of pages, like my brain is working overtime to convert what I am seeing. I bought some computer/anti glare glasses, which help a little for both screen and paper, although they don’t fix the problem.
I went back to see my surgeon a couple of weeks ago to discuss. She was sympathetic, but at the same time did not really think I had a problem, since my vision still seemed good by the chart reading metric.
I read during some of my trawling of the internet about how in some cases Lasik can leave irregularities on the cornea that result in little distortions. In some cases this can be eased by RGP lenses which create a new ‘smooth’ cornea, I asked my surgeon bout whether something like this might be an option but she dismissed the idea pretty out of hand, because lenses are the ‘old way’.
So now I don’t kow what to do. I don’t know if there are lenses that could help me or not, but I would like to talk to someone who isn’t ‘against’ lenses. So I am looking for advice. I read on this forum of an optician Burnett Hood in London who is a good RGP fitter, and London isn’t too far for me to go, although if there was someone in Ireland that would be much more convenient for me, especially if a number of consults would be needed?
Thankyou in advance for any help or advice you can give me.