You might say I have a tendency to lean into routine. Although I would declare myself a creative type, I sometimes wear blinders to possibility. I also have poor vision, yuk-yuk.
So at the ripe old age of 34, I wouldn’t have considered laser vision treatment unless my husband had first had the procedure and made me intensely jealous.
I don’t know why I haven’t considered it before. Maybe it’s the cost. Maybe it’s the time. Maybe it’s the laser in the eyeball…
At any rate, I am over the reservations and exuberantly await the benefits! I am writing this the day before my procedure. I thought it might be wise to write about the pros and cons before the surgery and I will then come back to share the results.
First, the not so cool thoughts I had…
- Like I said before, laser in the eyeball. I mean, seriously… a laser.
- Cost- $3,900 for the doctor I chose.
- There is a slight chance of infection if you don’t care for your eyes properly, post surgery. Obviously, this risk is mitigated by following all precautions- wash your hands, use the eye drops they give you…
- Pain. What if it hurts? It’s not like you can stop mid procedure!
- There is a chance that you won’t have 20/20 vision even after surgery. This risk is small, but boy wouldn’t that stink.
- You have to keep your eyes closed for four hours after the surgery. I don’t know why this seems tough but it does.
- Vanity, I won’t get to wear cute frames anymore! And what if I don’t like my face anymore after seeing it with glasses for so long! Yikes!
And NOW, for the good side of things…
- Obviously, when you open your eyes, potentially perfect vision without the hassle of glasses or contacts!
- The procedure itself takes only a few minutes.
- The laser machine is so sensitive, strong odors will disrupt the machine and the laser will stop. The chances of being inadvertently blinded are close to impossible.
- My astigmatism will be wiped out with my poor vision!
- No more sweaty workout with glasses sliding off!
- No more toddler kicks to the glasses!
- No more foggy/wet/steamy… glasses!
So these are just my thoughts pre-surgery. I am pretty excited to get this thing done! I’ll SEE you on the flip side!