Ok let me tell you about my experienced doing LASIK eye procedure. Not many people knew this except my family but it has been 1 year since I've done LASIK. And yes I do not need to wear glasses anymore. And yes I used to wear glasses. I started wearing glasses when I was 12 years old. I was the only person in family who wore it. Though mom and dad can almost be label as an old citizens, they still posess a very good eye sight.
So back to where I was.Yes LASIK. you see, there's a different between LASIK and LASEK. If I were to mention it here it will clearly be very technical in optometrics language. And to be honest, up until now I couldn't understand it. But what I know is LASIK is the newest compare to LASEK. Such a naive statement. But anyway, it's not until I was 17 I started to experiment with contacts. I remembered I told my dad perfectly
'Daddy, I want to wear contact lenses'.
Though I couldn't recall what dad's response was but he did brought me to an optical shop to be tested. I've been wearing contacts ever since. My power? too high almost 600 per eye. If I were not to wear my glasses at night I can almost say I'm blind.
In 2009 when I started my PhD I spent three quater of my time on computer. By the end of the day, when you're wearing contacts your eyes will start to get very dry and tired. Most of the time because of this, I'll get headache. So I decided to try for surgery since Optical express offered a free consultation on eye surgery.
Some people think the idea of doing surgery is daunting, rather scary sometimes. Especially eyes when the procedure needed you to stay concious all the time. Let me tell you about the procedure. And because it's LASIK the recover time is 1 day. Mainly, you go to surgery, you sleep until tomorrow, wake up and you have a perfectly clear view. Unlike LASEK require 1 week to recover.
But it's not as simple as it sound. The optometrition told me that not all people can do the surgery. It depend on the condition of your eyes. And it also doesn't mean that you will get a full recover of a 20/20 vision. The higher the power the less probability you'll get 100% recover of your vision.
Is it painful? Well yes and no. Yes when the Dr put pressure on your eye to make way for his tools at the beginning and no during the procedure. The procedure only took 3 minutes. Really. But it require you to be concious and you can feel a bit uncomfortable because you needed to stare at a flashing light.
Then after that you'll have a very blur vision. Like when you accidently put lotion into your eye. A lot of lotion actually. And you need to wear like a swimming google while sleeping and eating and going outside for atleast a few weeks to prevent from rubbing your eyes or anything caught in it. And of course you need to be in the dark.
After it recover sometime you will feel that your eyes is very dry. Because it is and you needed to put intensive eye drops for months. I put mine until today because when I wake up in the morning, my eyes feels dry and my vision is a bit blur.
How much is the cost? It also depend on your eye condition and whether it is LASIK or LASEK. LASEK is much cheaper than LASIK of course. It can goes up to thousand of quids. And for me it cost me exactly 2000 pounds. I have a lifetime maintainance and a very healthy clear eye sight. If you have in mind to any of this, you have my recommendation. It's expensive but it was all worth it.