Month: February 2015

Lasik: Five Years Later

Okay, so it’s been a little longer than five years since I had the surgery, but you get the idea.

It was the end of December of 2009 when I had the surgery done. I was incredibly nervous, as people often are when things are going in, around or on their eyes. I’m not sure what made me so nervous, but I remember sitting there, waiting for my turn. I hear the zap zap zap through the door to my right as the person before me was having their treatment done. I equated it to hearing a tattoo gun for the first time while waiting for your first tattoo. The noise makes it even more terrifying.

I made it through the procedure unscathed – if you want some details from that day, this post is what you’re after.

In the last five years, I haven’t missed wearing glasses even once. Some awesome things you can do without wearing glasses:

  • Get pushed into a pool and not care about getting your glasses wet.
  • Voluntarily swim and still see stuff.
  • Not worry about your glasses slipping off your head while you’re mowing the lawn and get sweaty.
  • Wake up and read an alarm clock across the room.
  • Watch TV while laying in bed.
  • Kiss someone without stabbing her in the face.
  • Use your finger to push your glasses back up your nose.
  • Never have to take the glasses off to clean them with your shirt sleeve.
  • Look through the viewfinder of a camera properly.
  • Use the binoculars at the top of the Empire State Building.

I still look back and am incredibly glad I got the procedure done. If I had to do it again, I would do it in a heartbeat. Being able to wake up in the morning and not wonder where my glasses are, where I left them last night,  or if they’re clean is such an incredible feeling. It’s nice to not worry and be able to just roll out of bed and get dressed.

It’s amazing how quickly the last five years have gone by. I look forward to a full five years after my tattoo removal treatments are done, so I can reflect back on that as well.