You don't actually do it, but you keep talking about it and putting it off. LASIK was that for me. It was something I had been talking about for a few years after my eye doctor told me I'd be a great candidate for the procedure, especially since I had developed a slight astigmatism and allergies to contact solution.
Sometime in December, I told myself, "Self, you are getting LASIK in a few months. No buts about it."
And, sure enough, I did.
I asked around for which doctor to go with and a few new coworkers had their procedure done at Clear Choice in Brecksville so I scheduled a consult immediately and had to wear glasses for three days. Yes, it was a long three days but I made it through and was approved to move forward to the next stage where I rocked my glasses for two solid weeks. I tweeted, facebooked, instagramed and complained to my coworkers all about it and even started a daily picture countdown.
|get me outta these glasses!|
|bring on the laser beams!|
The surgery itself takes about 15 minutes - the rest of the hour I was there was spent in a massage chair after taking two benadryl and one Valium before they called my name. It is literally that short - the first machine lasers the eye flap so your vision goes dark for a few seconds on each eye, but it's not long enough to freak out. Trust me. Then you move to the next machine where the doctor's assistant says some coordinates out loud, you look at a red light with green lights surrounding it and smell something burning when as each eye is completed. They pop you in a chair to examine you and you can see some things clear but then it's cloudy in others - it's all very weird after used to seeing everything blurry. (P.S. You experience no pain because you receive numbing drops.)
|all done and drugged up|
|sexiest eye shields ever|
Things I'm looking forward to with my new eyes:
- Shaving my legs and not missing spots in the morning when my contacts weren't in
- Not packing contact solution when I travel
- Not worrying about ripping contacts or wearing them too long where they start to itch
- Not running into my counter tops because I misjudge the distance
One week post surgery, I have clear vision with a little dryness and halos at night, which I had halos before so that's nothing new to me and will hopefully go away in a month or even less.
You know what new eyes mean? This girl <----------- needs a new pair of sunglasses and some M.A.C make up.