LASIK on Friday… need encouragement!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have -9 in each eye and it freaks me out (just the procedure in general) I really would LOVE to get it done but I don’t know if I could get past that feeling! I would be afraid they wouldn’t be able to correct it enough or over time it would get worse. Then I’m afraid that I would have to have glasses because of that, because I don’t know if you can have contacts again after the procedure? *shudder* you’re all more brave than I am. 🙁

Post # 17
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m so excited for you! I had LASIK almost 9 years ago, and as others have said, the best money ever spent on myself.  My boyfriend at the time (now DH) used a similar amount of money that same month to buy himself really nice speakers since he’s into that kind of thing.  The speakers have since been replaced with newer fancier speakers since the latest technology is soon out of date, but my vision is still great, and continues to be so worth it every day! It’s the stupid little things that still impress me: being able to roll over during the night and see what time it is without having to put on glasses! 

One tip:  I did pay for the premium package at TLC where i could get “enhancements” for life if needed (I haven’t needed it).  But about 6 years in, I realized that my yearly eye exam ended up being about a month later than what it had to be to remain “under warranty”, so if i read the contract right, I don’t think an enhancement would be free for me anymore.  So if you think you may ever use it, make sure your appointments are scheduled in the required window. 

Post # 18
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

plannerbear520 :  My eyes are almost as bad as yours and I’m in the same boat – I would love to not wear contacts again and to just be able to see on my own (first got glasses in second grade) but I really would be terrified going into the procedure. I got freaked out just reading some of these posts! Ugh 

Post # 19
82 posts
Worker bee

Lasik is seriously the best money I’ve ever spent.  You’ll love it.  Even right after the procedure, wearing the big plastic goggles and bleary eyed, I could start seeing more clearly.  It’s nuts.  It was a really quick procedure, and I didn’t find it painful/uncomfortable at all.  One of my eyes didn’t quite get all the way to 20/15 (it’s like 20/40) so I have to go back in for a “touch up” soon, but with both eyes together, I see totally fine without anything else (it will be about 10 months after the first round.)  The only annoying thing was the hourly eyedrop routine for about two weeks afterward, but not a big deal in the grand scheme.  Good luck tomorrow!!

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