So. Worth. It. My experience with PRK:
I had had glasses/contacts since third grade. I’d saved up for Lasik since I graduated high school–putting aside almost as much as I spent on glasses/contacts in that time–just waiting for my terrible vision to stabilize. Before surgery, I had about 20/450 vision (-5.25 left and -5.75 right). TLC was professional, careful, and thorough. I was a younger than usual candidate at 21 years old, but they took everything into account to tell me the best path forward. After my free consultation and a couple rounds of measurements and calculations, they recommended I get PRK instead of Lasik due to my thin cornea–it’s basically the same procedure with the same results, but a more intense recovery, and no flap. Dr. Holzman is fantastic–I never had any doubts during or after surgery that having him perform the surgery was the best decision I could have made. Each eye took only thirteen seconds, and then suddenly I could see the room. I cried–not because it hurt, because it didn’t hurt at all–but because I could see for the first time in 12 years. Recovery-wise, I had one/one and a half days of discomfort and pain on day 2 post-surgery–felt like I had sand in my eye, so try to schedule that day for when you can sleep it off. Otherwise, the recovery was mostly just dryness and improved every day. Use your drops!! And chill them–they feel really good. After two weeks out, my doctor told me I had 20/15 vision!!! My friends keep laughing at me because reading the clock has suddenly become my favorite thing to do, but I don’t care. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been–no longer will my eyes hold me back from enjoying life as a normal, seeing individual. Time to go get a pilot’s license, scuba dive, and maybe even fall asleep watching a movie. I can’t thank Dr. Holzman and his team enough!!!