They say it takes about a month for the eye to finish healing.
I went skiing eight days later though.
I've noticed days that are better than other days.
It kind of goes in and out for a while.
The good part, I seem to be able to read without glasses again, and I can see far clearly.
They say because of my advanced age (54) that I should expect to use reading glasse up close, but on my good days, I don't bother with them.
I went up skiiing twice last weekend, really enjoyed skiing fast without the face plant worry. It seemed that the only two others skiiing faster than me that day were my brother and cousin. Felt great.
They do give you a sedative if you ask......I asked.
You are awake and asked to stare at the light while the laser does it's thing.
The laser takes about a minute per eye.
I swear, that at the end of the minute, the light image looked sharper.
You don't feel a lot at the time,
afterwards, the eyes can feel some discomfort for a while.
I took Tylenol the first day, and none after that.
For the first week, I was aware of my eyes healing, and I got to wear some cool shades until my eyes weren't so light sensitive.
I'm looking forward to hiking without sweat messing up my glasses.
I'm going to be seeing much better now, and I can buy off the shelf sunglasses now.
The way I prepared myself for this, was to:
Not talk about it
Not think about it
I just did it.