Short post. I’m writing this just two short days after having laser eye surgery. I was told at the age of 11, I had to start wearing glasses. Just in school – to see the black board properly. By the age of 13, I was wearing them full time, much to my disappointment. I was made fun of… I’m sure my buck teeth (thank goodness for braces!) didn’t help anything. Contact lenses are another thing I’m thankful for and started wearing them regularly when I was 15. When we lived in Canada, I would alternate every other day wearing glasses or contacts. But I have always been super self conscious wearing glasses, so when we made the move to California -I vowed no one would ever see me wearing them. It probably sounds silly to some of you, but that’s just how I felt.
When I first hear of laser eye surgery, I thought it sounded kind of strange. But after it was around for a few years and knowing several people (including my sister) having had it done, I got curious enough to talk to my eye doctor about it. That was over 10 years ago. I have been told by several eye doctors that no eye surgeon would ever touch my eyes because of some weird eye condition I have/had. I gave up hope for a bit, but when I changed eye doctors a couple of years ago, I figured I’d ask again. And the eye doctor said it can’t hurt to at least get a consult from the laser eye doctor she recommended. Turns out it was meant to be as he saw no reason I couldn’t get the surgery done.
I could not get traditional Lasik surgery, like most people get, because of some weird eye issues. But, he was able to perform custom PRK laser eye surgery. The downsides are that it has a much longer recovery time, a week compared to a few days. I actually can’t really see what I’m typing right now – forgive my typos 😉
I’ll have a follow up tomorrow and my vision should improve over the next few days and stabilize over the next few months. I thought I would share with you my (hopefully) last picture wearing glasses:
Have you had laser eye surgery? Is it something you would consider?
ps. Sorry for getting behind on blog reading… since I can’t really read 😉 I hope to be back at it in a few days. Big thanks to Mary Ellen for handling HVF this week!