Wednesday, January 10, 2007

one year anniversary


One year ago today, I had Lasik Surgery.
(laser-assisted intrastromal in-situ keratomileusis)
I'd worn glasses since I was 6 years old.
They were so thick I had to have a special
compressed glass, so they wouldn't look
like coke bottles. If you go way back to
my very first post. you'll see me in glasses.

I was so bad, when I got up in the morning,
I had to put my glasses on to go to the
bathroom to put my contacs in.
But not any more!
Now I awaken and can see
the large clock on my night stand
without having to lean toward it and squint.
It's quite amazing how they do it!
It's 20 minutes and your on your way home.
Back to work the next day!
First they do all these tests a week or so before the surgery, to make sure your a candidate for Lasik. Mainly your Cornea has to be thick enough so they have
enough room to remove and reshape the Cornea.
They use a laser (a highly concentrated beam of light)
to cut a flap across your Cornea, then they peel the flap back and bombard the surface with a Laser to reshape it. Once that's done, they carefully put the flap back and smooth it .
No stiches! Your done! And your awake during it too!
So you see everything!
Your vision is blurry at first. they give you something to sleep, and you go home. When you wake up hours later, you vision has improved. The next day perfect!
The eye heals very quickly!
But old habits die hard. For the next couple of months, I kept trying to take my, not there glasses off, to get into the shower.
The miracles of modern technology!

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:50 AM

    I wondered if you were using contacts now or what.
    As you know, I still use glasses. ;)

    Sis

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  2. I just started wearing glasses this year and I kinda like the nerdy look lol. A friend had the surgery last year and he ended up being the one out of x amount that had a problem. He had to wear a patch for awhile and now one eye is blurry all the time.
    I am glad it worked for you!

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  3. Anonymous6:13 PM

    WOW that is amazing.. .Have to look into that. I struggle with 2 pairs of glasses...one for near/far and a second for reading the computer...what a pain.
    Thanks for the info.
    Ken

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  4. See, the 'being awake the whole time' is the thing that will always prevent me from having this done: I hate anything to touch my eyes, and NO way am I gonna be awake when they shoot laser beams into my eyes!
    I'm glad you had it done and that it worked for you, but for the forseeable future (pun intended) I'm sticking with my glasses!

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  5. "I wondered if you were using contacts now or what.
    As you know, I still use glasses. ;)"

    I do use reading glasses

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  6. "A friend had the surgery last year and he ended up being the one out of x amount that had a problem. He had to wear a patch for awhile and now one eye is blurry all the time."

    Yea, I got nervous when I read all the disclosers. But what the hell, I was almost blind as it was.

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  7. "I struggle with 2 pairs of glasses...one for near/far and a second for reading the computer...what a pain."

    Sounds like you need trifocals. he-he

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  8. "and NO way am I gonna be awake when they shoot laser beams into my eyes!"

    I love the way you think about things.

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  9. My partner refuses to ever have Lasik surgery. Fortunately I don't have to wear glasses.

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