I’ve been wearing corrective lenses or glasses ever since I was 9. So, I guess I’ve been semi-blind for over 24 years! I never thought much about it since most of my family (ALL of us except my brother!) wear glasses. I moved to contacts when I was 13 after 3 people in the Eye Center held my hands down to get in my first pair. Since then, I’ve gotten used to wearing contacts to have 20:15 vision instead of squinting to see everything around me.
I tinkered with the notion of having surgery to correct my vision for the past few years. LASIK or Lasik (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. I have Myopia, which means I am near-sighted and can’t see far away without corrective lenses or glasses. I never gave it a second thought until I started having longer days staring at the computer and my eyes became more and more tired and dry once I got home and settled down before dinner. The way the surgery fixes my eyes is to ‘reshape’ my cornea and get it back to where it should be to see properly without a lens over it.
After going to a free consultation a few weeks back, and talking to hubby about it more, we were set to schedule surgery for today! I had to wear my glasses for two weeks to reshape my eyes (without contacts) which has made jumping around and sweating that much more fun. I also had to get super-dialated and have some final readings of my eyes done to be sure the laser settings were good to go!
At lunchtime I’ll be under the laser! So, this time tomorrow, I’ll be able to see without any glasses or contacts YAY!
Have you had to wear corrective lenses or had LASIK before?