My eyesight started getting bad when I was in middle school. I started off with glasses and then moved to contacts (glasses in combination with braces is not a good look), which I stayed with throughout college. Then, in 2008 as a graduation present from my parents, I got the Lasik procedure done on both of my eyes. No more glasses and no more contacts! It seriously felt like a miracle that I could see perfectly without a corrective lens in the way.
About two years ago, I noticed that my vision started getting fuzzy again. I went to the eye doctor and sure enough, my eyesight was slowly getting bad again. My Lasik surgery came with a lifetime guarantee, but they told me that my eyesight would have to stabilize before they could do any enhancement. I was told that this can happen since I had the procedure done when I was so young. So I had to wait until my eyes stopped changing. I eventually needed glasses to drive, but last April I got some contacts to use for my Europe trip. I stuck with those throughout the summer and fall while I was making plans for NZ.
Every time I had gone to the eye doctor, he told me that my eyes were still changing; Except for this last time in April. He said to check back in the fall and if they were stable, I would have a chance to get an enhancement from the Lasik center. This past October I went in, and sure enough my eyes remained stable! I made an appointment with the center right away and they confirmed at that appointment that I was eligible for an enhancement!
I was so excited because now I wouldn’t have to worry about carrying glasses and contacts around while I travel! Convenience and traveling light are a big deal to me. My surgery took place November 19th, and it only took five minutes for the whole procedure. I went home and took a nap on doctors orders, and when I woke up I could see!
The whole point of my trip is to see things, and it means a lot to me that I will be able to see them with my own natural eyes.
I visited my eye doctor for my two-week post-op appointment and he told me that I actually have 20/15 vision! Woo hoo! Basically, I have superhuman eyesight now! I feel like this enhancement couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ll really be able to appreciate the beauty I find in NZ, even more so because I know how lucky I am to have this procedure done.