How LASIK Surgery Can Make You a Calmer Parent
As parents with babies know, getting up in the middle of the night to check on your children – whether for your own comfort or to console them when they’re crying – is a frequent occurrence. The dizzying, disorientation of stumbling through a dark house at 2AM is hard enough for those with good eyesight. It was even harder for Lynette.
“I do not remember a time, even from childhood, that I could wake up and be able to see the room around me…”
For Lynette, a strong nearsighted prescription meant she needed glasses all the time – even in the middle of the night.
“I was sleeping in my glasses in order to get up and check on them through the night.”
She needed a better solution.
As an employee of Grene Vision Group, Lynette got to see first hand the success stories and changed lives Grene’s patients experienced. LASIK was something Lynette had considered for a long time, but was uncertain she could afford.
“When my husband gave it to me for a Valentine's gift, it meant we could afford to take the plunge!”
But even as someone who had seen so many success stories, Lynette had fears. She worried about the pain involved, the risk of blindness, and whether her babies would be scared of the shields she’d have to wear. She worried, most of all, that she wouldn't be an eligible candidate for LASIK. Before Lynette could even ask questions, the doctors at Grene Laser were able to clarify some of the myths she’d heard and put her fears to rest.
“The staff is so knowledgeable and sensitive to each and every concern you may have, and in my case, addressed them before I had even voiced them. I knew that they would do their best to see that I had the very best care.”
Not only was her surgery a success, but Lynette went from 20/400 vision when she walked in the door the morning of her procedure, to reading 20/15 the next morning. (For those keeping score, that’s better than perfect vision).
Lynette’s post-op experience was less intense than she had expected. She experience a limited amount of a burning sensation and watery eyes the day after the surgery. She also reported difficulty falling asleep right away, but she attributes that experience to being concerned about bumping or rubbing her eyes.
The next day, her eyes felt “gritty” and tired, but by day three, Lynette’s eyes were back to normal (well, aside from newly perfect vision).
“Honestly, if I still needed minimal correction to get around my house, I would have considered my surgery a success story. It seems minuscule, but being able to jump out of bed to check on my kids during the night is huge.”
Today, Lynette gets to be fully present in her kids’ every moment because, not only can she see better, but she’s got the peace of mind of knowing she won’t need to look for her glasses ever again.