OT: LASIKers who swim

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  1. flagdaytwins

    flagdaytwins Mouseketeer

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    I had LASIK last month, it went very very well!!

    I am a swimmer. I took my first dip this morning -- swam laps with goggles (very excited! I can see!!!) then I took them off and looked underwater......and much to my surprise, it was all blurry!!!

    I had "assumed" once you can see 20/20, you could see, say, underwater. Obviously it's the water and it's optic properties causing the bluriness, so my dr. suffices.

    Anyone else experience this or am I the only dumb-dumb??!!
     
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  3. DawnM

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  4. gonemousin'

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    Congrats on your new "sights"!! As Dawn posted, even those of us with near 20/20 vision have blurry underwater experiences, sadly! Thank goodness for goggles, LOL!
     
  5. tinytink

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    kinda ot but can use use Zaditor for allergies with lasik? I had it about 5 months ago
     
  6. all4fun

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    I haven't been swimming yet but I am also 4-1/2 weeks post-op and I can see great now. I love it! :cool1: Anyway, glad to hear that if my vision is blurry under water, I don't have to worry about it. :)
     
  7. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    I'm so glad your procedure went well! I had PRK in October last year, it sucked recovery-wise, but I can see 20-15 in one eye and 20-20 in the other.

    I never open my eyes underwater, I have super sensitive eyes, so I've never noticed. I might have to try it out.
     
  8. kalaim@charter.net

    kalaim@charter.net Mouseketeer

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    I had Lasik about 8 years ago, best thing I have ever done for myself!!! I wish I had done it sooner.

    I can't swim so I can't help with that question...but I found I cannot peel onions!! I don't know if my contacts helped protect my eyes or what?! Now it's like the fumes just go right in my eyes!
     

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