On the morning of October 12, I had the LASIK surgery done and can already tell you that it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. At 25 years old, I needed my glasses for everything from driving to eating. They were such a hassle, especially when running or playing sports. Another thing that worried me was my horrible night vision. It was very difficult to see and drive at night, even with my glasses. I was hesitant to go through with the surgery for several reasons but most of all I was scared. I had never had any surgery done before and didn’t really know what to expect. But after my father had the cataract surgery done with great results, I decided it was time to get past my nerves.
I found a great doctor and made the preliminary appointment to see if I was a good candidate for LASIK. The doctor who examined me said, “you have the thickest and most beautiful corneas I’ve ever seen”. As it turned out, I was a superb candidate for the surgery. The actual LASIK surgery itself was very quick and I was able to walk out on my own. When they say the recovery is quick, they mean it. I was up and able to drive myself to the dry cleaner the day after the surgery. It’s now only three days after the LASIK surgery and I’m LOVING every minute of my new freedom. Although I’m still not 100%, the improvement in my sight is extraordinary. My night vision has also improved drastically so I no longer have to worry about driving during the night.