Eye spy: A laser eye surgery diary Part 3

daily dose

It’s D Day.
By the time you are reading this, I will be on my way to or in Optilase.
My appointment is for 4pm today. I need to bring sunglasses, and an escort to drive me home. I will probably need someone to drive me there, too, as my knees already feel a bit jelly-like just thinking about it.
Today’s the day the glasses go.
I’ve been religiously taking my Omega 3 and Flaxseed and my tears are doing well, ably assisted by a very sad film or two I watched over the weekend. I’m not sure if this part was strictly necessary but I’ve never been one to do things by halves.
The operation I’m due to have – Lasik, Wavefront technology – takes about 15 minutes per eye in total. The laser part itself takes about 30 seconds per eye – almost literally in the  blink of an eye.
Although I’ve been assured by a colleague who had the same operation done just before Christmas that it is completely fine, I am still very, very nervous. I’m not remotely squeamish, but I am scared.
Various people have written to the paper or commented online to say they have had this procedure done – some by Optilase – and they don’t know themselves afterwards. They say it has revolutionised their lives.
Time to find out if I feel the same way!



  1. Dee,

    I had my eyes done about 8 or 9 years ago. It was the sensation that got me more than anything but bloody hell, the best investment I’ve ever made.

    It’s the little things that make all the difference once the glasses and contacts are gone. Walking into a bar during winter and not having the glasses fog up. Waking up in the morning and not having to reach for the glasses, being able to buy any pair of sunnies that you want to.

    Best of luck today. It’s a great thing to do!

  2. Well at this time it’s all over you Deirdre, I do hope you are well, albeit with sensitive eyes.
    I can’t wait to find out how it went for you.

    Thinking of you,


  3. I wish you would feel better and turn to use your healed eyes with optimized vision! May God bless you!

  4. In the past I visited a clinic and was in the chair being examined with a view to having laser treatment, but when I informed the person examining me that I was 65 yrs old, I was told I was too old. I only need reading glasses, and can do normal life & driving perfectly, but close up I’m in trouble. I’m now seventy, and being a surveyor I am constantly putting glasses on & then taking them off…pain in the butt!! Help if you can

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