DAY AFTER LASIK, ALREADY BACK TO WORK
I just completed my LASIK with LA Sight and I couldn’t be happier.
I found them on Yelp and decided to check them out based on the sheer number of reviews and the many positive ones. Setting up my consultation was super easy, they sent an email confirmation that had a link to fill out my information and answer some questions ahead of time. I really appreciated that because I hate filling things out in person.
Dr. Wallace and the staff were super friendly and professional. As someone with really bad vision (-5.0) getting LASIK has been extremely life changing. I’m writing this the day after my procedure, my eyes feel fine (no worse than wearing contacts) I’m even back at work!
The procedure itself is extremely fast and painless. When I arrived on the day of my LASIK procedure, the staff had me sit in a relaxing room with a massage chair and gave me some valium to take the edge off. After a few minutes they put some drops in my eyes and off I went. In the operating room, you lie on a bed and are given a teddy bear to hold onto, which was comforting, haha. The bed swivels you to the first laser that creates the flaps around your corneas. You are literally just looking at a green light, there is no pain at all. At a certain point your vision becomes blurry as if you are looking through a misted window. Once the flaps have been cut, the bed swivels you over to the next machine that reshapes your eyes. The Dr. lifts the flaps (you don’t feel a thing I swear) and then you look straight to the laser again, before you know it, the procedure is done!
Even though its a really short process (I can’t stress how short it was) Dr.Wallace still verbally walked me through everything that was going on. I think it only took like 16 seconds for the first laser to make the flaps and somewhere around 30 seconds for the other one to sculpt, per eye.
The staff offered to help me call an Uber to get home if I needed the help, but I was able to do that on my own. (uber was annoying though and parked across teh street making me run a bunch to get to it). My eyes felt pretty teary and sensitive afterwards and my right eye in particular felt kinda like it was burning, keeping my eyes closed on the ride home helped alot. I got home, darkened my room then jumped into bed. Took a nap and when I woke up 2 hrs later that burning feeling was gone and everything felt fine.
Thank you LA Sight, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.