Ruined my life!

by Stephanie
(Cincinn, OH, US)

I had LASIK done 2 weeks ago and I called the surgeon the day after and told him there's something wrong with my eyes he told me there's nothing wrong with my eyes I just had too much anxiety. I went to my optometrist and he said that my right eye is worse than it was before LASIK. Before lasik i was + 250 20/20 in my left eye and + 475 20/20 with glasses in my right eye with no astigmatism. 2 weeks post op I am -0.25 in my left eye and -0.50 in my right eye with astigmatisms in both eyes 20/25 in left eye and 20/70 in right eye that cannot be corrected even with glasses. I called the surgeon he was very snippy with me and told me that I'm just overreacting but I need to let my eyes heal. I expressed to him that my vision is very blurry and making me dizzy and nauseous and I can barely even see peoples faces across the room. He again was very rude with me and not sympathetic. I scheduled one week post op appointment in my vision in my right eye was -1 and I was seeing 20/60. They gave me a prescription for glasses I kept telling them while they were trying to get the prescription that I couldn't see the letters and they got very frustrated with me and just kept telling me to guess. Needless to say after I got the prescription in my glasses didn't work. I had panic attacks throughout the week ended up in the hospital for my panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. I have very bad glare in dim lighting. I have a hard time getting my eyes to focus together. I am now 2 weeks post op and my vision is 20/70 it seems to be getting progressively worse. I am a nurse and my vision is extremely important for my career I am a mother of 3 and I also am in school for my bachelors. This has totally ruined my life at this point the doctors are saying that my vision is not correctable with glasses. I hope that if anyone gets to read this post they will NOT get LASIK done. I too like many heard several stories of people being very happy about LASIK and their vision was great but like myself you never know what's going to happen. I have a hard time even taking care of my children and at this point I haven't cooked in two weeks because I'm afraid I will hurt myself. I am very depressed and am thinking that I will have to change my profession after I have worked so hard and struggled all these years because of Lasik. Please please do not get LASIK I would go back and wear my glasses any day if I could!

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Mar 03, 2017
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Do not believe what LASIK Doctors tell you!
by: Anonymous

All you can do is stay positive, I agree.

With Lasik Doctors, million dollars a year profit is not that uncommon and if owner, several million a year is easy... you are like an inventory item to them. In and out, Thank You for your business, $5,000 richer Doctor!

Feb 24, 2017
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Prayers with you.
by: Anonymous

Sorry to hear about your issues. I also had lasik and it ruined my life. You are not alone.
My prayers are with you. Remember God is the only healer. He is the one that made the perfect design that is why these so called doctors are playing God and it hasn't worked. Don't blame your self stay positive and fight. Time will heal your wounds.

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