I was lucky enough not to have to go through elementary school with glasses. My eyesight was perfect until about eight years ago, when my newly-acquired desk job had me staring at computer screens and excel spreadsheets for 8+ hours a day. Since then, I’ve been relying on contacts and glasses in order to drive, see the tv, and… just about everything else.
While some people said I look kinda cute in my frames, I never liked wearing them. I didn’t feel like myself in them, like I was portraying a different person; someone much nerdier and studious than the real Leah. Contacts weren’t much better. Although contacts agreed more with my vanity, they could get very irritating. At first I could wear them every day without an issue, but as time went on, they got more and more irritating and the time I could force myself to wear them got shorter and shorter. Something had to change.
A couple weeks ago, when I opened my last pair of contacts, I had a decision to make; make an appointment at the eye doctor for a refill of my contact, or make an appointment at a LASIK doctor and just be done with the vicious glasses/contacts cycle. I chose option “B”. This is my experience with LASIK, honest and unfiltered. It may be a little graphic. So if you’re squeamish, I don’t know what to tell you.