I had PRK (with Wavefront Laser Correction) surgery done on May 2nd. Yesterday I was seeing well enough for just long enough to run some TV test patterns I'm familiar with.
I clearly have a wider contrast visibility/sensitivity than I did before the surgery. Color charts came out exactly the same, but Brightness/Contrast patterns now have different settings! I didn't expect this.
I own a LG THX 55LH90 TV.
According to the previous settings:
The way I saw the brightness pattern before - setting 57.
The way I see it now - setting 52 (and with the TV's built-in pattern, 47! I can detect deeper shades of black now. I was told my night vision would likely be worse, but no, my vision in a dark room viewing black shades seems superior compared to before.)
The way I saw the contrast pattern before - setting 97
The way I see the contrast pattern now - setting 99 (however from the built-in TV test pattern was setting 87 before and now is 93 to see the same result, so I am able to detect finer differences in contrast at the top end now. Before the 99 setting was crushing white against the whiter than white stripe, now at the old 97 setting, I see the bar is no longer just as white, it's dimmer and the TV needs a 99 setting to match it up.)
I don't believe my TV has changed that much in a mere 65 days since I set it last (especially since it has not changed since day 1 on any of these patterns).
Has anyone else had laser eye correction and experienced this?
For right now I'm not recommending Laser surgery to anyone as my eyes have been very dry since the surgery and it's kinda scary that my vision keeps fluctuating blurry/clear due to the dryness. I keep getting told that my eye dryness will likely pass and things will improve but it does freak me out that my tear glands aren't producing enough tears right now.