Originally Posted by boobies4me
you don't feel the suction? I've read people describing it as feeling like your eyes are being sucked out your skull. Also, even though you can't feel anything, what about seeing them with a blade doing stuff to your eye? That's not uncomfortable? Did you feel any urge to blink while you had those metal things prying your eyes open?
I don't remember any suction. I certainly never felt like my eyeballs were being sucked out of my skull.
I had PRK, so no blade. Instead I saw this little toothbrush looking thing approaching. Weird, but I didn't feel a thing.
Sure I wanted to blink when they were clamping my eyes open, but that takes like 10 seconds for each eye.
You're making this scarier than it needs to be. Unless you freak out when you see something approaching your eye (some people do), the actual procedure has zero pain and what I found be a small freak out factor. The aftermath was 100X worse (with the itching, burning eyes) but that's the price I was willing to pay to not wear glasses anymore.
I'm completely satisfied with how the procedure went. Of course, since I got it for free that may skew my results a little, but nothing I've said about what I actually experienced or the long term effects is in any way exaggerated.