I'm excited to hear of the possiblitiy I can get to 20/20, that would be such an awesome change to my life.
I've had slit lamp exam more times than I can count, and although they noticed I had prior lasik, none have remarked about any ingrowth, so I should be ok there.
(One Dr. thought she saw the beginnings of cataracts
, but pinholing wouldn't make that type of interference go away right? So I'm assuming even if I did have the beginnings of cataracts, it's not what's causing this pronounced difference between pinhole and not pinholed.)
Correct, like I mentioned I did have a recent corneal topography. She didn't think it was irregular enough to be an issue, but we tried hard contacts in the office just in case. (I'll try to get a copy of the topography for my records)
So what I"m understanding is a wet refraction is no longer necessary because we've already pretty much ruled out accommodative spasm with this Atropine experiment?
I like your idea of a refraction to get me to 20/20, I just don't know if I can take another letdown of a Dr. concluding the exam with shrugged shoulders. To answer you, I'm located in Charlotte, NC and have seen 8 eye Drs here, I also saw one up at Duke's eye center, and also one when I was up at Mayo Clinic in MN. Duke said my eyes were fine so I must be imagining it. (which doesn't seem to make since because even the small prescription I have now makes a very noticable difference.) The Mayo Dr. said he didn't even want to try an exam because all the tests he usually does had already been done previously by my Drs in Charlotte.
Maybe I'll be lucky enough that you know somone within driving distance of me. Otherwise, maybe we can try to figure this out as best we can so I'm prepared enough when I go for another exam that I'll be able to walk out with 20/20 lenses. I know it's harder when I'm not there in person, but we could look at this as a challenge.
If it helps, common experience for me have been...
"The digital machine says you're -4 something, but the phoropter says you're +.5, so I don't know what to make of it. Try these BI prisms" ... or...
"I can't get you even close to 20/20 (using phoropter), but this seems to help a little bit, so try these contacts for a couple weeks."
If you have any quesitons, let me know.