While it’s almost always that we believe what we read the first time, we always want to be extra sure, right? This is especially true in terms of major decisions like having a surgical procedure done such LASIK. We’re interested in the idea, somewhat convinced that it’s going to change your life, but a little bit hesitant to undergo it yet. What better way to banish those fears and anxieties by reading some of the LASIK success stories from people who had first hand experience?
Here is Valerie Aurora’s LASIK post-op story. She is a writer, programmer, and feminist activist: “The next morning, I got in the shower and had a mild shock. Something was different. What? It took me a second to figure it out. I’ve taken a shower with my contacts in maybe 10 times in my life, and usually water gets in them right away and blurs my vision. The experience of stepping into the shower and being able to see the tiles was utterly foreign. At this point, about 30 hours post-op, I’m extremely happy with my new eyesight. Five years later, I went to the the most thorough optometrist I’ve ever met, Dr. Tuyen Tran. After examining my eyes for nearly an hour, she announced that my LASIK was very well done with almost no scarring at all.”
Another success story, this time from Joe Gregorio‘s wife, Lynne Gregorio. Joe works for Google and had happen to share his wife’s LASIK experience online: “My eyesight immediately after surgery was still quite blurry – although less blurry than when I was without contacts or glasses. As the day has gone on, it is without a doubt improving. I took another nap this evening and again woke feeling even better. I can obviously see to type this, can read the guide on the TV, and can see things fairly clearly even with these shields on my eyes. I am anxious to wake up tomorrow and take them off. The pain is gone, I feel very mild scratchiness and they feel somewhat dry but overall I am doing really well.”
Yet another successful LASIK experience comes from Tim Wigmore who blogs on British politics, and also contributes to ESPNcricinfo:
“You feel tired after surgery and, more to the point, your eyes take a while to adjust. You have to spend as much of the rest of the day as possible with your eyes shut in the dark.But it is definitely worth it. 15 hours after surgery, I was back working again, and I was able to do sport within 48 hours. You don’t need to book off huge swathes of time off work, although taking one day off after surgery might be advisable.”
Not convinced yet? More stories coming soon!