One of my patients texted me how his laser vision correction had changed his life.
All word for word and unedited!
- Getting chilli/garlic in my eyes when I had cooked or eaten with my hands then put contact lenses in.
- Endlessly having another box of contact lenses arrive when I hadn’t finished the last box, and then cancelling the deliveries, and the suddenly running out and having to reorder.
- Constantly having to be aware of a breakable object on my face, which might get bent/broken/dirty at any moment.
- Always having smears on the glasses, even if I’ve only cleaned them seconds earlier.
- Just didn’t like how I looked in glasses.
- Hated it when glasses weren’t straight on my face or slipped down my nose.
- I have to wear a headset for some of the software I use, and it always annoyed me off to have the arms of my glasses digging into the side of face.
- Children grabbing at glasses would bend them or make them smeary or dirty.
- I couldn’t hug without fear of my glasses catching someone’s hair or jacket or getting bent.
- I couldn’t fall asleep on the sofa watching tv because I couldn’t see the tv without my glasses.
- I couldn’t rest my head on my hand how I like to when wearing glasses because it would bend the arm.
- I couldn’t wear contacts for more than a couple of hours at a time so wore glasses all the time except during exercise, and then had to carry glasses with me so I could take out contacts as soon as the run/whatever was done.
- I love to wear hats and the arms on my glasses are always pushed into the side of my head painfully if I wear them with glasses for more than an hour ish.
- If I wore sunglasses before, I had to have prescription sunglasses and also my glasses with me, so I had to carry a bag instead of just carrying my sunglasses on my collar once the sun goes down.
- If it rained, having to wear a peaked cap to keep the rain off my glasses.
- My glasses never corrected my vision enough so I was happy with them; my eyesight is much better now than what my glasses corrected it to!!
- I can now wake up in the morning and just instantly see perfectly, which is amazing and insane and feels impossible but it’s true.
- Probably the biggest benefit I feel is that when I go to the theatre (which I do 1-2 times a week – going to see a production of Carmen in about half an hour in fact), I can see the expressions of the actors on the stage and I’ve just never thought that was possible before. It’s amazing and I absolutely love it – I can just see so much more than I used to be able to, all the time.
If I think of any more I’ll send them. As I say, I realise I live a very privileged life and these are all v minor complaints but I’m fussy about what’s on my face and all this stuff just annoyed me a bit, or a lot, every time I noticed them. So every time I watched a film or the theatre and I could see the smears, it would irritate me. I’m now much more consistently cheerful!”