Hi, I know I’m grasping at straws but wondered if anyone had any advice.
I used to work as a business analyst, but I began getting light sensitivity & headaches, so had to give my job up. It transpired I had a corneal scar on my left eye, hence in the Autumn of 2016, I had PTK surgery followed 2 months later by PRK surgery. A few months later, the light sensitivity cleared, hooray! My surgeon said now the cornea has healed, I can go to a regular opticians & get some glasses for both distance & VDU work. I got glasses from Specsavers Easter 17, and though the vision is perfectly fine, I am getting headaches when I wear glasses. I tried two types of standard prescription, also tried varifocals, soft toric lenses, but the headaches continue. And trust me, I persevered with them. And I couldn’t understand the headaches as like I say, the vision with the glasses is fine. I went back to my surgeon in Harley Street who said the problem now is that there is too much of a difference in prescription between my left and right eye. (Left eye I had surgery is +1 distance,+2.25 reading, my right eye is -1.75 distance, -0.25 reading. My surgeon suggested one day acuvue moist of -2 prescription in just right eye to bring them in line. This certainly seemed to do the job for long distance, so this was positive. However, my right was very good at short distance, so by wearing the contact lens, I am effectively losing the short distance. The surgeon said now the eyes are more in line, all I need is reading/VDU glasses. However, I have tried 3 different opticians, and I still get headaches when I wear the reading glasses.
I have now spent a small fortune on surgery and various pairs of glasses, but I’m now at my wits end. All I want is to get back to work working at a PC. The surgeon says the next step is to get standard LASIK surgery on my right eye, but do I really want to spend a couple of grand to effectively lose the close vision in my right eye, and I’m not totally guaranteed it will eradicate the headaches.
Any advice? ...I feel like there must be a simple answer, but I have seen various eye professionals in the last few years, but alas I am still unable to return to work. Like I say, I’m now at my wits end!