Life After LASIK- Part 3

Posted by Dr. Maria Scott

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Nov 24, 2014 11:42:12 AM

justinanddrscottA Whole New World – Better than 20/20 – “I’m seeing 20/15!”

“I could not believe this. After all of the years of avoidance and hours of anxiety, it was a mere matter of minutes that changed my life. I don’t say that lightly. It truly has!”

Note: I am writing this nearly two weeks after my LASIK procedure. We just had one of the coldest November days in a lifetime and I already notice a huge improvement with my vision and my eyes.  The cold air and wind did not make my eyes tear, which is typically what happened to me pre-LASIK. 

Recovery

After my procedure, I was instructed to take a 4 hour nap.  Before I laid down, I had to put drops in my eyes to help with the healing process and tape shields over both eyes so that I would not inadvertently rub my eyes while I slept.  That night, I made it out for dinner.  I could not believe I was up, out and absorbing the world with my new vision. I was eating like normal, blogging/texting on my phone, and even had a few drinks. Maybe that was pushing it, but it really happened. Later that night, Dr. Scott followed up with me to see how I was doing and reminded me to put in my eye drops.

One Day Post-op Check-up

The next morning, I met Dr. Scott for my one day post-op exam. My vision correction before surgery was -4.50, but just one day after surgery I was 20/25 in my right eye and 20/15 in my left. The difference was explained as swelling that would go down over the next few days.  The lights were still a bit bright and hazy, but WOW! This was already amazing, so the thought that it would get even better was crazy!

For the following week, eye drops were prescribed to be taken every few hours, sunglasses to be worn outside, and eye shields to be worn over my eyes during any sleep time for protection.  Best of all -- no more glasses or contact lenses for me!

Highlights

I was shopping in a store, actually stopping in a store and it hit me. I was standing for what must have been a really long time and one of the employees asked if I was OK. I was better than OK. I was in awe consuming everything I could see. I had to stop and soak it all in.  One evening, out of habit I went to my bathroom to remove my lens. Oh! I don’t have them.  I showed off my new super power vision by being able to read things far away that my boys could not see. I really have vision better than a kid.

Keeping it real

My eyes are still healing. They don’t get dry often, but in the morning I notice they sometimes feel dry. I keep my drops on the nightstand and put them in just as I wake up. Within seconds, I am ready to go. In the first few days, I had slight headaches. I have been told that was just my brain getting use to the added stimulation of clear vision.  Those went away after day 3.  Since it gets dark early, night vision is a little different. Lights are still a little hazy, but I have noticed a marked improvement after week one.

One Week Post-op Check-up

Just one week after my LASIK procedure, I almost felt like I never had anything done.  Really, the fear, anxiety, and all else were distant memories. My vision check showed that my right eye had caught up to my left and now BOTH were 20/15!  The haze around the lights was much less noticeable and I was told it would improve each day. 

I could not believe this. After all the years of avoidance and hours of anxiety, it was a mere matter of minutes that changed my life. I don’t say that lightly. It truly has! My vision is amazing! 

If you are considering LASIK surgery, I must give my full endorsement. This is as a friend!  Usually, LASIK consultations are free and it’s worth your time to see if you are a candidate.  If it’s fear holding you back, I was there too.   I am so glad I stepped out of that box for a few minutes to change my life.  Having the ability to see without my contacts and glasses is freeing.  I am excited to see what it will be like on the slopes this year. 

Finding the right surgeon is key.  My experience with Dr. Scott and her entire crew made the whole experience easy.  She is extremely focused on the details and has a track record of success.  As good of a surgeon as she is, Dr. Scott is also a truly caring person.  You should hear how her staff talks about her. Meet her and you will know for sure.  Go through LASIK like I have, and you will see. Wonder Woman? I think so!

Promotion

I am so proud to be able to share this just for YOU!  There was such a positive response online from my mention of this, we have arranged for a ‘Friends of Justin Berk’ special. I am not getting paid for this. I just want to help as many who were in my shoes and endorse a local business.

Get $790 off bi-lateral LASIK! Plus, you can finance the procedure for 24 months interest free AND you can use your FSA or HSA!  Click here for your coupon.  The promotion is good until February 28, 2015.  If you go ahead, please let me know how it goes. I am confident you will be pleased like I and so many others have been.

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Dr. Maria C. Scott is the founder and medical director of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and the medical director of TLC Laser Eye Center Annapolis. One of the nation’s most respected cataract surgeons, the number of surgeries she has performed places her among the top cataract surgeons in the mid-Atlantic region and in the top 10 per¬cent of cataract surgeons in the country. Her experience, skill and personal demeanor have earned her great respect among patients as well as colleagues in the medical community.

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