I have been MIA and will be out of commission for awhile. I just wanted to drop in and let you guys know what was going on with me.
Those of you who don’t know, I have been in contact lenses to correct my severe nearsightedness for almost 20 years. Everyone complains that they are blind if they need any type of vision correction but I truly cannot see without contact lenses. I can literally can only see if it is within INCHES of my eyes. I am currently a -8.50 on both eyes. I went to my yearly checkup on Tuesday and found out that my vision has finally stabilized. I have been waiting for this day a long time. Most LASIK doctors will not (and should not) perform vision correction surgery until somebody’s vision has stabilized. FINALLY, at age 29 I am able to at least get a consultation with a vision correction doctor. I literally called a recommended doctor while I was at my optometrist’s office and scheduled an appointment for the next day.
Long story short, I scheduled a procedure called epiLASIK for Monday at 12:30. This is not traditional LASIK which I pretty much knew I wouldn’t qualify for because of how high my prescription is. So great news is that I can correct my vision… Bad news? It’s more expensive and the healing process is quite a bit longer (and more painful) than traditional LASIK. I won’t be able to see clearly for at least a week and I’ll probably be on meds for about a week as well.
Anyway I just wanted to checkin with you guys and also share my little vision journey with you. I wanted to let the people with really bad vision like me know that there are other options out there besides LASIK although you’ll probably have to search for a doctor that will do it.
I’ll try and keep you guys posted via Twitter. Right this second I am not nervous although that will probably change when I’m on the operating table with my eyelids propped open.
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