I had my vision corrected with LASIK about a year ago. When I posted about it last year, I received quite a few emails from people who were intrigued by the procedure, but who were sitting on the sidelines from fear. For those people, this post is all about saying go for it!
I lived with contacts for about 30 years. I never really thought of them as that much of a burden, but when you swim, bike and run, along with spending your share of time on a computer, they can get old. I finally ran out of patience for mine last year.
The LASIK procedure itself couldn’t have been easier, as was the recovery. Yes, I had to use eye drops several times a day, but that phase didn’t last all that long for me, and it still wasn’t the pain that contacts was. My vision? Amazing! When you’re nearsighted for as long as I was, it truly is a gift to regain perfect (or even better than) vision.
The only drawback to the procedure to me was the hit my farsighted vision took. The eye doctors prepared me for this, however. The procedure overcorrects your vision, so if you’re of a certain age, you may find you need reading glasses (or need them more often!). This was definitely the case for me, but as the summer progressed, I gradually returned to where I was prior to the procedure, which is needing the cheaters only on occasion. For the younger folks out there, I don’t think this is an issue at all.
Today I still see with 20/15 vision and have absolutely no issues with seeing halos or any other side effects from the surgery. As an athlete, not having to hassle with contacts and not having to deal with the drying out effects that come with them has been an absolute gift. I wouldn’t go back for anything!
Have you had vision correction? Would you ever consider it?