During the lovely month of April, I was lucky enough to turn 18. For my birthday gift, my parents decided to offer me the option to get Lasik. Having had glasses for as long as I can remember, I was eager to have the surgery, but I truly hate things near my eyes, and I know there are risks to the procedure, as with any surgery, so I was nervous.
Both my parents have had the procedure, and they loved the results, so finding a trusted doctor was not a problem. My mother, however, had a bad healing experience and so I was nervous the same would happen to me. Her eyes were very dry and she was in constant pain for three months. I used drops twice daily for weeks before the surgery, but I wasn’t sure it would be enough.
The day of the surgery rolled around and my anxiety grew, but the procedure ended up taking roughly 30 seconds per eye, and was painless (though there was a bit of discomfort with the suction, I won’t lie). I won’t gross you out with the step by step process, but basically they shave a little off your eye with either a laser or a blade. I got laser surgery.
I walked out the door after the procedure and while I rested for the remainder of the day, the next day I was able to go out with friends. Waking up every day without glasses is so nice, and I highly recommend Lasik to people considering it. Even though glasses are cute on a lot of girls, being able to wear normal sunglasses or to actually see my eye makeup is a very welcome change!