I Can See Clearly Now the Glasses Are Gone

I Can See Clearly Now the Glasses Are Gone

You may not know this about me but I have worn glasses since the second grade. My eyesight was so bad my contact lens strength was -7 and my glasses prescription was approximately 20/1600. This means what a regular person sees at 1,600 feet I see at 20 feet. In high school my glasses lenses were so thick the teachers would make fun of me for wearing telescopes/microscopes.

I have been thinking of getting Lasik for about a year now and just recently decided to pull the trigger after I was swimming at The Zermatt hotel with my 2 year old son, and couldn’t see him or play with him. I felt disappointed and helpless. My son is pretty good about not touching my glasses now, but for a long time his favorite game was to grab my glasses and throw them across the room. I would then walk around uncomfortably with crooked lenses for a week until I could bend them just right to sit somewhat straight.glasses

With a new baby on the way I didn’t want to go through the same thing again.

The entire surgery took 14 seconds. I am so amazed by modern technology. They shined bright lights in my eye for 14 seconds and now I can see. I now have better than perfect 20/15 vision. I see a lot of halos around lights at night but I am told this goes away in about a month.

Choosing to get Lasik was the best thing I have ever done. I feel so much stronger and more confident, and I love how I look in the mirror. If you have been considering getting Lasik I highly recommend it. It’s like wearing glasses without the glasses.


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