BETTER THAN I EVER IMAGINED
I’ve had to wear glasses since I was 2 years old, so I’ve been planning on getting LASIK for a really long time. I finally started doing some research on it, and found LA Sight–one of the highest-rated centers (based on Google and Yelp reviews) in LA. I emailed about a consultation and they got back to me within a business day to set up a consultation for the following week. They were very clear, friendly, and thorough from day one, and they were more than willing to help me accommodate my work schedule. After Dr. Wallace met with me and looked at my eyes, he told me that I would be an excellent candidate, despite my pretty serious astigmatism and nearsightedness (I was seeing 20/200). They set me up with a pre-op appointment the next day, and set the surgery for the following week. Needless to say, I was stoked. They went over the payment options with me, and helped me decide the best way to finance the surgery.
Anyway, the day of the surgery I was pretty nervous, and everyone there was beyond helpful. The staff was really reassuring, and they seemed legitimately excited for me. After a Valium and a little down time in the relaxing room, they brought me into the surgery room and set me up with a blanket and a stuffed animal. Dr. Wallace came in and chatted with me, and before I knew it they were putting me in position to get started. I’m just going to admit that I’m a total baby, and the surgery was painless. The scariest part was knowing it was happening, and it was over so fast that there was no time to panic.
After my surgery they took me into a different room to close my eyes and wait for about fifteen minutes. At the end they gave me all the things that I needed (snazzy protective goggles, drops, etc.) and sent me home. I was still pretty drowsy, but I could already see the difference in my vision on the walk to the car. By the time I got home my eyes were starting to feel pretty irritated (just like they do when you’re really tired, not much more), so I took a nap for a couple of hours, and by the time I woke up I was feeling way better. My vision was still a little cloudy, but already so much clearer.
The next morning I drove myself–NO GLASSES–to the post-op appointment, and they told me I was already seeing 20/20 in my left eye, and nearly 20/20 in my right. It felt like magic. For the first couple of weeks I really noticed the halos around lights at night, and my eyes were pretty dry at first. However, by the end of week 3 I was forgetting to put my drops in because they felt so normal, and I’m already noticing an improvement in my night vision.
Today I’m a month out, and I had my second post-op appointment. I’m seeing 20/20 now, and Dr. Tabanfar told me that I can resume all of my normal activities, and begin to use my drops as needed.
I can’t even begin to say how stunned and ecstatic I am. My results were so better than I even imagined, or even let myself believe possible. For the first time in my life I can see which bottle I’m grabbing in the shower, I can fall asleep watching TV, and I can buy whatever sunglasses I want–no prescription required! Hands down the best investment I’ve ever made, and I owe my new eyes to LA Sight 🙂