Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Going Under the Laser

After years of wearing glasses and contact lenses, I have decided to take the plunge: I am undergoing Lasik eye surgery in a few days. No longer will I have to squint when looking at the clock in the middle of the night, or suffer those red marks on each side of my nose after wearing my glasses all day. I also won't have to worry about falling asleep with the contact lenses, and waking up with puffy, irritated eyes the next day. I am looking forward to going under the laser to improve my eye sight.

I have never had surgery of any kind before, so I feel like I am entering into a new realm. I find myself reading the fine print on all the forms I am presented, and asking all sorts of questions about the elective procedure and the post-operative steps I must follow. I know that I am not the first person to have Lasik surgery, but it is important to be vigilant when we are entrusting something as important as our eyes to someone else. I have heard enough about people not doing their "homework" before undergoing surgery and suffering a variety of consequences. I feel confident that everything will be fine, but I wouldn't be normal if I didn't feel a little nervous before the procedure. It gets me ready to face a laser and keep my eyes open long enough for it to do what it does best.

Have any of you had Lasik eye surgery? I would love to hear your thoughts about the procedure and the aftermath.

1 comment:

youreyesite said...

LASIK can be the most life-changing procedure you ever undertake, and 98% of the time that is a good thing, but 2% of the time it might not be.

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