Eye spy: A laser eye surgery diary Part 3

2011-04-21T12:51:57+00:00 April 21st, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |
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!

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