This post is written in partnership with EyeCare 20/20
I’m going to come clean right here and now. I have wanted LASIK surgery since a friend of the family who had to wear THICK eyeglasses to her wedding had the procedure done and after the fact LITERALLY became a new person. I watched her soar and animatedly tell anyone who would listen that the procedure changed her life. Of course coming from a long line of nervous nellies aka, ” what if you get the surgery and your eyes are never the same” line of relatives I allowed my fear of SOARING to keep me grounded and wearing my glasses. Sure I try and find the funkiest frames but the truth is I don’t love wearing glasses. I’ve always thought they overwhelmed my face and not in a good way. I thought I couldn’t possibly be alluring to my husband with a pair of glasses masking my face. And while I know I’m about to sound like a complete stereotypical Jewish woman; I thought they made my nose (which is not what one would consider small) appear even larger. I always tried to draw attention away from nose and if I had the choice I’d wear contacts, or frame-less glasses.
I don’t know, maybe there really is something to be said about getting older and realizing that this life is so precious and short- and that THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL when you consider the big picture. So when I was offered the opportunity to take this journey to getting LASIK surgery with Eyecare 20/20 I thought – as I head into my almost 45th year on this planet I was ready to face 2018 with an eyeglasses free outlook and a new lease on life. This past Friday I met the team at Eyecare 20/20 who spent at least two HOURS pre-testing my vision ( I was joking that I wish every major life event could involve the kind of rigorous pre-testing that I had to undergo for LASIK!)
So how does LASIK work? Check out The LASIK Procedure Explained and stay tuned for my post op post and more information about this procedure and EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about LASIK!