Post # 1
Tomorrow I get my eyes lasered. I am still pretty nervous. I know that thousands of these get done a year, but I am still freaked out. It takes 5 hours of waiting around and getting my eyes checked and the actual procedure is only about 10 minutes lol. It still freaks me out a bit that they are going to actually cut a flap on my eye. I am really hoping I don’t lose my nerve tomorrow! I am actually really worried I am going to lose my nerve.
My husband and I are staying in a hotel 2 blocks down, but I won’t be able to do anything….well they said all I would want to do is sleep. Wishing there was some kind of game we could play to keep my mind off my eyes after that doesnt require looking at anything or reading lol.
Wish me luck Bees!
Post # 3
I had LASIK done a year ago. Best. Thing. Ever. The waiting was a little unnerving but you are so busy while they check your eyes, put drops in that make your vision funny and numb your eyes, and then follow instructions during the actual procedure that time does go by faster than you’d think. I thought I would be unable to sleep after my procedure because I can’t really sleep during the day but I did end up taking several naps. Your eyes will be very light sensitive so you will want to keep them closed anyways. It felt like sand was stuck in my eyes, not painful, just uncomfortable. Not sure if this is an option for you but where I had my LASIK done, they offered me a sedative before the procedure in case I wanted to calm my nerves. I opted not to take it but it was at least an option. Maybe they will offer that for you? Anyways, good luck and just keep telling yourself that it will be SO worth it in a few weeks… 🙂
Post # 4
I am super jealous you get to do it! 🙂 I’ve wanted to do LASIK for a long time, but can’t afford it. I’ve talked to many people who have done it, and they all say its the best investment they made. Just try to relax – I’ve been told it doesn’t hurt! And if you wear contacts, you’re used to poking around your eye anyway 😛
Let us know how it goes!
Post # 5
Awe thank you so much for your support and your own personal story BayStateBride – It is so comforting to hear the stories of other people that have had it done and are happy! They do offer a sedative – so I definitely think I will take it!
I will let you all know how it goes!
Post # 6
Good luck with your surgery today! You better be asleep right now!
Post # 7
I had LASIK – and seriously ..as PP said – THE.BEST.THING.EVER!
I am sure you will love it and it will all be worth it in the end – promise.
**if you have any “is this normal” questions , please feel free to PM me
Post # 8
I had mine done. I suggest after the surgery, go home take some nyquil and sleep it off! That way you don’t feel the burning afterwards that i’ve heard happens. I slept like a champ and felt no pain at all because the nyquil knocked me out. It definitely was the best decision i made, but I miss my cute dolce and coach glasses sometimes :/
Post # 9
You will be fine! It doesn’t hurt at all. It feels like a puff of air against your eye. I had some discomfort for a few days afterward but I had the PRK, not Lasik procedure and I hear it is a more difficult recovery. Still the best thing I have ever done!
Just be aware that work might be difficult for a while…it took me about two weeks to be able to focus short-distance and read 🙂
Post # 10
It went great! I can’t believe how fast the procedure was lol. I definitely hated light for the first several hours, but other than that things are going great. I still get the eyelash feeling in the eye when my eyes start to dry out which is quite often, but I am amazed still that I can see 20/20.
lol I still keep trying to push my glasses up on my nose – but they aren’t there – it is so weird to get used to the no glasses!
Thank you for your kind words! Its always nice to talk to other people that have had it done!
Post # 11
@s_h_e_l_b_s: I know that this would benefit me greatly, but I am so scared to have it done. I’ve talked to several people IRL that say it really is not bad at all, but I’m still petrified. Glad to hear it went well for you, maybe someday I can be brave, too!
Post # 12
That is awesome. I am so glad you had a successful surgery!! Cograts on no more glasses pushing!!
Post # 13
Yay congrats!! I’m a five year “veteran” of Lasik— still 20/20! Enjoy!!!! 🙂
Post # 14
I had mine done when I was in my 20’s…it worked for about 3 years then I had to start using glasses while driving at night….then I had to use glassess and contacts all the time……I found out that our eyes continue to change up until our 30’s…something my doctor failed to tell me…so I hope your eyes don’t revert back like mine did and glad to here it when better then you thought!
Post # 15
@mija22: Can you get a touch up? My LASIK has free touch ups for life .. No touch up yet though which is nice