Friday, September 2, 2011


This is not too terribly interesting of a post and I have been so busy lately that even though I have a bunch of things to post about…I just haven’t done it yet!

Anyway, I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 7 and contacts since I was 10. I’m waaaay blind (-9.5ish) but I’ve always been fine with contacts. Lately I have been having problems with my left eye that started in March. I haven’t been able to wear my contacts for more than a few hours at a time since then. So basically I’ve been wearing glasses and no make up almost every day with a few random times of wearing contacts and make up. I can’t wear make up on my eyes because I’m so blind that I can’t see my eyes to put make up on them even if my face is smashed against the mirror! I went to my regular eye doctor about it twice and he gave me multiple drops (holy expensive) that didn’t help. I finally went to another doctor closer to my house for a second opinion and some help. I saw him for the 3rd time last night and he finally determined that I really can’t wear soft contacts anymore. Are you kidding me?! I have inflammation and bumps on the inside of my eyelid and he said it could take years to heal and could come back.

I almost started crying when he told me that and although one other option he suggested was hard contacts, I have pretty much decided I’m going to get Lasik. I have always wanted it and dreamed about how it would be to be able to see all the time, but it was something we were going to do in the future. Now we will probably do it in January so I still have to deal with stupid glasses for a few more months.

But I’m really excited to finally be able to see without glasses or contacts and I know it will change my life and be awesome! BUT I’m also being obsessive and researching and reading everything I can about Lasik. I wanted to see if anyone has any opinions, suggestions, or recommendations for me about it. I have never heard any horror stories, but there are a lot out there online and I don’t want to be misinformed. I also don’t want to go to just any random doctor, but I don’t want to overpay for a name or something that is unnecessary. So I’m going to go to several places for consultations (armed with my list of 5000 questions of course). Please let me know if you have any information for me about this! Thanks all and I promise I’ll have more interested posts soon…I have several projects finished or in the works!


Amanda said...

I am so excited for you! I think it is awesome. Sorry, no advice, I've never looked into it.

Steve and Chelsea said...

I'm so sorry! But that's awesome that you'll be getting Lasik!
So many of my clients have had it and they all LOVE Hoopes Vision. (Not sure if you've researched them yet)
Good luck!

Natalie said...

Brian had his done at Mt Ogden Eye Center. The first few hours were awful (he has VERY sensitive eyes) but he'd do it again in a heatbeat. Landon Hadley did it last year as well in SLC. You'll have to ask him about it.

ree said...

I had lasik done in November. I had the same problem as you - my eyes would become extremely irritated after putting in new contacts. I looked into Lasik and had the procedure done a week later. Best 3k I spent!

good luck :)