Laser vision correction has truly changed my life. I had worn glasses since the age of 13, and began wearing contact lenses when I was a few years into university.
I didn’t like the look, feel and limitations of eyeglasses. Contacts were troublesome because my eyes would get really dry with contacts, so they were always sore and itchy if I left my contacts in for prolonged periods of time.
I made my way through medical school and completed two fellowships in cornea and refractive surgery, all the while dealing with the hassle of corrective lenses. As a refractive surgeon, I know the technology and procedure inside out. My knowledge of the LASIK procedure and the improvements in laser technology actually made me feel more comfortable about going ahead with the procedure.
I wasn’t nervous at all for the procedure. I actually thought it was fun! It was incredible to experience the surgery from a patient’s perspective.
The procedure has helped me be a better surgeon, not only because my vision is better than ever before, but because I’m able to explain to patients—based on my own experience—what they can expect during and after the surgery.
Overall it was a great decision, and one I strongly recommend to people who are good candidates for laser vision correction.
LASIK MD Surgeon
LASIK was a great decision for my personal life, and I also enjoy being able to explain to patients—based on my own experience—what they can expect during and after the surgery.