Thursday, January 8, 2009

Open wide

Yesterday, I started using eye drops in advance of getting lasik on Friday. I am 26......35......ok......44 years old and I have never used eye drops. It looks like I could use some practice.

Lasik has me scared to death. I haven't even read about what they actually do, because I don't want to know. Just do it and get it over with. I am going to be nervousing tomorrow for sure.

I am getting the procedure done by Dr. Boothe. He is suppose to be the best when it comes to Lasik and IntraLasik. I haven't heard a bad thing about him or his staff.

I have had glasses since I was in 6th grade. I wonder how long it will take for me to quit reaching for my glasses in the morning? I can go swimming and not worry about where my glasses are. I can buy a real pair of sunglasses.

I started growing a beard in November. It will be going away with the glasses.

14 comments:

crittoria said...

My husband had Lasik surgery a few years ago. He says it is the best thing he has ever done! He loves not having to wear glasses anymore and it has really improved his vision, especially depth perception. He can see details now that used to be missing and he never even realized it until he had the surgery - it really improved his eyesight. You'll be glad that you did it!!

Tanya said...

Haha, I like that picture, too funny! Hey, try and relax about the procedure (I know, easier said than done) but all the people I know who have had it done are very happy and it wasn't a big deal. I'm like you, I wouldn't want to know all the details, just do it!
Good luck!!!!

Ms. Hays said...

OH I wish I could get lasik too! Congratulations Jim! Good Luck - You'll be fine! You may be scared but you're EXCITED TOO!!!

Steffe said...

A flickr friend of mine had the surgery last year. Everything went just fine. He complained about the pain for a day or so, but that was it. Good luck.

Ineke said...

Wow, all the luck to you. I am scared out of my pants when someone would try to do something with my eyes, so more power to you! I have heard nothing but good about it though!

Small City Scenes said...

Hey, good luck to you. My daughter has the surgery and is so happy. You know that saying--"just do it". MB

BTW. You need the beard for survivor. LOL

Kate said...

You should do just fine. Good luck and report back to us!!

Betty Flocken said...

Oh good luck! I'm with you; but still too scared to think much about it. I'll keep you in my good thoughts today!

Olivier said...

je suis d'accord avec Tanya, faire et surtout ne pas se poser de question ;o)) bonne idée la barbe (je dis cela car je porte la barbe ;o) )
I agree with Tanya, and especially do not ask questions ;o)) good idea beard (I say this because I wear a beard ;o))

Boise Diva said...

Well, you do better than me! I chase myself around the room and still manage to get the eye drops on my face and not my eye. Good luck on LASIK. I've thought about it, gone to meetings, read the documents and still haven't taken the plunge. I hope they give you "happy to be there" pills to help calm you!

marley said...

A friend of mine had it done and the results are brilliant! I won't tell you about his procedure, but he says it was worth it.

All the best :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

I know quite a few people had it done, but I guess different people have different recovery times. I worn glasses since the 7th grade and contacts since high school. I have been scared to get mine done too so I will be interested to hearing about your results.

Kris said...

If I had the dollars, I'd do it in a flash!

Good luck!

Rambling Round said...

Good luck with the Lasik!
I still just wear my glasses...like since fifth grade except for a decade of contacts.