LASIK, one year later

I had my one-year follow-up appointment this morning.  The results are even better than the one month prescription, which I think is pretty great.  I’m still 20/15 and have zero residual prescription of any kind.  I also don’t notice any halos at night anymore, which either means I’m used to them or I don’t have them anymore.  I guess I’d need someone who’s always had perfect vision to draw me picture.  Since it doesn’t seem to be affecting me at all, maybe it doesn’t really matter that much.

WordPress tells me that there have been about 20 lasik- or laser-related google searches over the last year that led people to this blog.  I hope that they found my story useful and that anyone coming in the future does too.  I’m still extremely happy with the results of my surgery, and I hope this page can be a good counterexample to all of the scary stuff around on the internet related to this subject.  Good luck to anyone out there reading this to prepare for an upcoming surgery date!


Something broke recently with the gallery plugin I use – that sent me down a wild goose chase ending in a theme change.  I think the gallery still doesn’t work.  Anyway, please bear with me as this goes on.

Lytro can blog?

I just started a new job with a camera start up in Mountain View called Lytro.  I snagged a camera for the weekend and I started playing around with it.  I’m still getting used to this new way of thinking about photography.  Anyway, here are a few examples to try out the blog embedding:

LASIK One-month Follow-up

I had my one-month post-surgery follow-up (yay for hyphens) appointment this morning.  I still have halos at night.  They’re not terrible, but I would like for them to go away.  I guess we’ll see how that turns out.  As far as dryness goes, I think things are steadily improving.  I didn’t use any drops at all on Monday, and I’ve only been using them a couple of times per day since then.  Anyway – on to the checkup results!  Here’s my current prescription:

Sphere Cylinder Axis Acuity
OD PL DS DS 20/15
OS +0.25 DS DS 20/20

I’ve improved by a quarter of a diopter in each eye, still have no astigmatism, and have great acuity. I’ve gone from 20/15 in my left eye to 20/20, but that’s no problem for me. I’m still 20/15 when using both eyes, so I can hardly complain.