Some you already know that I was supposed to have my Lasik consultation last week but had to cancel because I was stuck in traffic due to a 6 car accident on the H1 freeway. Well, it was rescheduled for yesterday and guess what? Yup, I got caught in traffic again! What should have taken me only 40 minutes actually took me 2 1/2 hours. In fact, traffic was so bad that I saw a guy WALKING his motorcycle on the freeway. I guess he was trying to save gas or something.
Thankfully, I left the house really early because I was supposed to drop the girls off at my parents house. Instead, my sister met me along the way and took them for me. Otherwise, I would have never made it on time. I started to think that this was a sign that I shouldn’t get the procedure done. However, I kept driving and was only 5 minutes late.
The doctor was really nice and very laid-back. He totally reminds me of a surfer dude. He gave me a lot of information and never once did I feel pressured into making a decision. This is what he said:
When you start to reach your mid-forties, your reading eye sight changes and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Therefore, Lasik poses a special problem to those people. If you try to correct your long distance vision, your reading vision will still eventually deteriorate. This means that you’ll be able to see far but will need reading glasses during other times. What he suggests is Monovision where they fully correct one eye and hold back a little on the second eye. He said the difference is very slight and I probably won’t even notice the difference. However, it will help with my reading vision.
I would need to go without my contacts for 10 days to give my eyes a chance to restore themselves to their original shape. Then they will take measurements to make sure I’m still a viable candidate. If so, the actual Lasik procedure will take place within 2 days.
All the doctor needs to do is punch numbers into the machine and it does the rest. A little suction-like cup will go over one eye and it will feel like someone is tugging at my eyelashes. After 8 minutes, it will be all done. Then it will do the next eye. I could be out of the office within 30 minutes. And the best part? He promises that their will be no pain involved in the procedure! Gotta love that!
When I get home, I need to sleep for about 4 hours (yay!) and when I awake my vision will still be a little blurry but I’ll be able to see without my contacts! I can’t even imagine what that will be like! My main concern was not being to wear make-up after the procedure but he assured me it’s okay as long as I don’t wear eyeliner. My eyes will also be dryer than normal for the next few months so I need to keep some drops on hand, especially when I’m working.
So that’s it! I’m really excited about doing this and can’t wait to be able to just wake-up and see. The next step for me is to figure out when I can do this because I can’t wear my contacts for 2 weeks. Yikes! I’m not really a glasses wearing kind of girl so this could get interesting!