I can see!!! This is seriously surreal and I am so thankful that my Lasik surgery went well and that recovery is going swimmingly. Lasik was hands down the best investment I have made thus far and after many years of dealing with contacts and glasses, I wouldn't take it back for anything.
Pre-surgery: I ended up going to Dr. Paul C Lee in Los Angeles. Before I made any decisions on where to get my Lasik done, being the nutty researcher that I am, I scoured the internet for pros and cons to point me in the right direction. I also met with several surgeons in the LA and Beverly Hills area and by far had the best experience in Dr. Lee's office. I felt very informed and not at all pressured to make an immediate decision (though I did end up booking my appointment then and there!). As far as the technology I chose to complete my surgery, I went with the VisuMax-Mel 80 bladeless wavefront laser as I wanted the latest technology for my eyes and I liked the idea of a laser cutting my corneal flap vs. a blade...though I have heard both are good options and are just a matter of preference.
The moment of truth: The day of surgery I was more excited than nervous (though I still took the Valium they provided to mellow me out). Dr. Lee's team throughly checked my eyes again and went over all post-op with the bf (aka my driver) and I prior to heading in for surgery. Once I was in the room everything went so quickly. We waited in the dimly lit seating room and the nurses prepped my eyes with numbing drops. They had me lie down on the laser machine (it reminded me of a CT scanner), covered me with a blanket and handed me a little teddy bear to snuggle during surgery. Once the doctor came in, one eye at a time they added additional numbing drops and placed a painless contraption inside to hold my eyelids open (this was maybe the only thing I was worried about since I initially thought I had to manually keep my lids open during surgery and I wasn't sure how the heck that was going to happen! Thank goodness it was a no brainer...you just lay back and relax). The surgery was done in less than 15 minutes and I barely felt anything (the pressure feeling that people talk about...I didn't experience it). Dr. Lee made me feel at ease the entire time. It's funny how the simple comfort of his hand on the side of my head and reassuring me that everything was going beautifully really confirmed that I had made the right decision in choosing him to do my surgery.
Stay tuned for my Post-Op experience and results!
*I am a very picky person and I would not say this if I didn't feel 100%. I highly HIGHLY recommend Dr. Paul Lee and his staff (Jenny & Trish are amazing!). I swear every time I am in that office I feel like I'm the only patient they're focused on, they truly know how to make you feel special and cared for...and when it comes to your eyes, that's extremely important!