||[Apr. 16th, 2014|02:21 am]
The Question Club
After 20 or so years of wearing glasses and contacts, I am finally in the position to afford laser eye surgery. I had been to one consultation already and had the procedure explained to me, and although anything having to do with the eye squicks me out, I'm okay with this happening.|
Next Tuesday (April 22) I have another consult with a different clinic. While booking the appointment, the secretary warned me that the doctor will be putting dilation drops in my eyes so he can see to the back of my eye. This makes me a little nervous. The drops will leave me blurry eyed for a bit, so I have enlisted the help of my mother to drive me to and from the appointment.
My question to you all is about the dilation drops. Has anyone had them before? Earlier in the year I read on a different forum that a person who had the drops experienced heart attack-like symptoms. Was this an isolated incident? or are side effects like this common? I tend to have anxiety issues when it comes to anything medical related, so I don't want my anxiety to possibly trigger a negative reaction. Thanks!