You may not realise but I have been cursed with poor vision. It started when I was in my early twenties and I noticed that I couldn't quite read that poster and couldn't quite make out that silhouette in the distance. I had my eyes tested and found I needed glasses, I was pretty excited about this as stupidly I always wanted glasses as a kid. I wore glasses for a good few years until I realised I had become 'the girl with the glasses'. They were pretty distinctive glasses I suppose, it was around 1999 and way before geek glasses and plastic frames became cool, but even so I didn't like the label.
So I went and got myself some contact lenses. Even though I was pretty squeamish over sticking my fingers in my eyes I loved them from the first moment I managed to put them in my eyes. I started off with monthly disposables but after a few too many nights on the town getting home late and being too
I then had an unfortunate bought of iritis (in both eyes at the same time, ouch!) caused by overwearing my lenses. Not good! I was wearing my lenses on average for 18 hours a day, from the moment I woke up to being the last thing I did before I went to sleep. I was forced back into wearing glasses for a minimum of three months whilst my poor eyes recovered. At this time I considered laser eye surgery but am a big wuss so talked myself out of it. Never google laser eye surgery if you are actually considering it and if you do don't read the horror stories that are most likely made up, out of date or just exaggerated. It can really put a girl off! I have since met several people who have had it and found it life changing in the best possible way. The cost of laser eye surgery also put me off but it has come down so much in recent years and now my prescription has settled down I am seriously reconsidering it and want to know more from people who have had it.
So I need your help and advice. If you have had laser surgery please let me know, I want to know about the process from real people. How did you choose a laser clinic? Did you opt for Lasek or Lasik eye surgery? Any other information you think will be useful will be gratefully received. I dream of the day I wake up, open my eyes and can see clearly again! And don't suggest those silly contact lenses you can wear non stop for a month... they didn't even last a week in my eyes before they threw a wobbly :( Not even a cute pair of Ray Ban prescription glasses can tempt me back to glasses!
*this post is in collaboration with Ultralase*