September 5, 2007

LASIK SURGERY; MY EXPERIENCE!!

Here is my own first hand experience of going through the LASIK Custom Wavefront surgery! Lot of you wanted to know the details so you can make your own decisions to go thru' this surgery as well. I must say here that what I write here is just my experience, with photos I found on the internet and some links to great websites to further read about LASIK. LASIK procedures must be done by a qualified and experienced Ophthalmologist who is trained in LASIK and operating for few yrs.Make sure to ask lot of questions and take your time in decided whether to have it or not.For me, it was a bliss not to wear specs after 25yrs and suffer frequent headaches.So read my experience, educate yourself with links I have provided and more before you make your own decision.I highly recommend it if you are a good candidate for LASIK, it has been the best for me personally, with very little discomfort. Here I go with step by step as I experienced with my LASIK surgery!

"For General Lasik Requirements and Evaluation with an Ophthalmologist" info,please click this site and above photo is from this site as well.

My journey to the bright and clearer Universe:
I have been wearing Myopic specs(couldn't see at all far more than about 2 feet infront of me although I could read fine) for 25yrs,since I was 17yrs old.My left eyesight was -7.5 and my right eye was -9.75!! It was way beyond the normal vision.LASIK was a necessity for me, much more than cosmetic improvement!! Although I didn't have any major problems,it was very inconvenient and always gave me a slight headache whenever I focused on too much like reading, which is my life line!:D

When I decided to have the LASIK done few years back, FDA(US) had just approved the procedure and my husband who is a Internist, asked me to wait for few more years just in case. And this year,it just felt that it's time for LASIK and I consulted my regular eye doctor and he recommended me to a Surgeon who has been a pioneer in the area of LASIK and ICL, has been operating for many yrs with great success.

I made a appointment with him. They checked me for all the requirements(above) and my medical history which went well.I have been as healthy as a horse all these yrs,never been to the hospital for anything before except of course to have my two babies!
After going thru' many tests and measuring the depth etc,he decided that I am not a candidate for Intraoccular Lens(insert a soft contact inside the eye which is the latest procedure) but he will try his best with LASIK to fix my problem 100% which he said was not easy bcos of very poor sight on the right eye! Being a doctor's family, we always get a tiny little more special attention than the usual by other docs(birds of the same feather!):)

He gave me a date for the op, a bottle each of Anti-Inflammatory liquid and Anti-biotic liquid and asked me to put the drops in my eyes 3 days before the op and 4 times day but not on the day of the procedure.I did it religiously of course! I was little nervous but not very bcos I chose the best Surgeon in town! Being a positive person also helps a lot in the attitude and healing process as well!:)


D Day!! These show you what they do to cut the Corneal flap to reach in and thin the tissue by laser!!



LASIK was scheduled at 8am, so I got ready,ate my cereal, kissed and hugged the kids and made sure they are fed,clean, their homework packed and went to school on time.Arvind took me to the clinic. I was called in,eyes checked again and the nurse gave me a anti-biotic pill and a calming pill which makes you drugged up. I didn't really want to take it bcos I was too happy to get the surgery done but Arvind insisted that I should take it anyway. Then I was asked to sit inside for 15-20 mins while they got ready.I was surgeon's first patient that day which is always great!





Making the Corneal Flap:
Photos from here and here.



Of the whole procedure,this is the hardest 20 seconds of discomfort they say but not bad at all for me! I was laid down,covered with blanket,numbing lotion was put in both eyes.Then he pressed in a suction ring on my eyeball which makes the eye bulge to get the Cornea raised.Then that machine comes over your eyes,count down begins while it cuts the Corneal flap as you see in the picture above.




Final step before you see the World bright and clear!!:D

How did I feel When the machine goes on your Cornea cutting the flap? Lot of pressure!! The same feeling as when you go at the top of Roaster coaster and they plunge you down and you feel a strange sensation in the pit of your stomach!! Thank GOD, it takes only 20 seconds!:D
After both eyes are done,I was taken to the other room,covered in a blanket and the good doctor lasered my thick tissue to correct my vision back to "normal", you can smell the acrid smell of burning but you will not feel a thing!! He cleaned both eyes,smoothens the flap back and I was asked sit and read the clock. Boy, I read the exact time in mins and seconds in 25yrs without my glasses, which I donated to the charity of course.They have kept the basket there!!They gave me a sleeping pill and kit to go home and sleep it off wearing eye guards taped on my eyes so I don't rub off the still freshly cut flaps!I was told to use the lotions as long as they last,atleast for 7 days.For Questions and answers,check here.

The kit and the Kaboodle to go home with:

After that, I didn't feel any burning,(feeling of Tobasco in your eyes as they told me!),itching and pain.I can see bright and clear, so good that I am looking at lot of imperfections in my kitchen I didn't see before and now I want a brand new kitchen!! Can you hear Arvind saying #@#@#$$?!!!Hahaha!

Was it all so perfect for me?
NOPE!! While I gained a perfect 20/20 vision with far away objects,I can't focus on reading, Laptop or anything which is a foot from my eyes! My vision is still adjusting everyday.Doctor has told me that I need to rest the eyes for 7-10 days and eyes heal completely in 3 months.I wear plastic guards every night until the 8th day, then I don't have to. Today is the 6th day after the op,I can see the nearer objects lot better than last week but still see doubles and haze around the letters and sensitive to bright Sunlight which is normal after the LASIK. I wake up in the morning and still feel the top of the bedside table for my glasses but then I realize, hey! I don't need it anymore!!:D

That is it so far! I am so glad I went for the LASIK procedure, no regrets.Life is bright and oh so colorful! I see my kids smiles from half a mile away so easily now, a joy itself and worth every penny!That reminds me it cost about $4000 for my Lasik.Usually it costs from $1600 to $4000 for both eyes depending on the condition of your eye sight.I hope reading about my experience will help some of you to decide to try LASIK!:)

Post Op check up update as it happens:
Goal for next 3 months is to heal the cut flap as fast as we can ,so there are no further complications and infection. Got to follow the Doctor's orders meticulously as the days goes by.

2 week check up: my Lasik update; I had a 2 week check up with the eye doctor.Good news is everything is healing well so far but my eyes are little dry,need to use more artificial tear liquid for few more weeks and need to wear Eye guard in the night.

1 month check up: The flap which they cut to do the surgery has healed and sealed only at the bottom part which is great news and both upper parts are still not sealed.So, eye drops and eye guards use continue!

2 months check up: Just got back from the 2nd check up. My right eye flap is completely sealed and left flap is 90& healed and I am instructed to continue with Antibiotic liquid and artificial tears until the next appointment and continue to wear eye guard at night!:)

3 months check up: Great news! Both of my flaps are healed and sealed 100%!! Hurray!!! No more eye guards at night and I am free and clear. I do have one more 6 month's appointment in March and that's the end of it, can't wait!!:))

Again, this is my own experience of having gone through the LASIK surgery.I am not saying it will be this smooth sailing for everybody.Decide for yourself,choose a good reputable doctor and enjoy the experience. People who never suffered Myopia will NEVER understand the joy of looking at the World clearly without that specs perched on your nose!!:P

Thank you, Dr.Karl G.Stonecipher of TLC, Greensboro, NC!:)

94 comments:

A Little Light said...

Glad that everything went smooth and you are back to near perfect vision! Take care :)

A Little Light said...

and YAY!mine is the first comment!!

rv said...

Nice write up Asha:) Lots and lots of good info:) My bro wears glasses from his childhood, Iam sure he wud find your info very helpful wehn i tell him abt what u went thru:) Thank u:) and Take Care!

Asha said...

I am doing very well dr, I am glad I went thru with this and yes, you are first!:))

rv, print out and send him or let him read this post,I am sure it will help him.Surgery is not that bad at all, just make sure Surgeon is good one with good reputation!:)

Jyothi said...

Hi Asha dear! very happy that you recover very soon. Great information post. Take care dear.

Priya Dilip said...

Hi Asha.. hope u recover soon... nice info posted there....

Madhu said...

So much info on lasik surgery , thanks for sharing your experience.Take care.

Asha said...

Jyoti, Priya and Madhu , thanks.Hope it will help some at least!:))

Manasi said...

Toldya it wud be cool! Just relax and take care!!!
I had -5.5 / -5.75 in my eyes, and I was dependent on glasses, i'd grope for them even before i opened my eyes! I did that for a while after lasik too!!! but love the freedom nw!!
Take care dear!!

Linda said...

All I can say Asha, is you are a brave gal. Hugs and wish you the best of luck healing :)

Saju said...

that is such good news. I am so glad everything went well. Nice to have you back in the blogosphere

Roopa said...

glad Asha you are back and everything went well. kudos and bye bye to glasses is a bliss!hugs take care and have a good rest

Kribha said...

Nice write-up Asha. Will surely pass it on to my friends who are using glasses. Glad that you are recovering fast. Take care.

Kribha said...

Hi,
I am Bharathi, kribha's husband. My wife used to show some of your great dishes. Today she passed me your LASIK surgery experience. I'm truly impressed by it. Normally, I don't have the patience to read any article word by word. But, this story kept me reading the entire thing. Good information. Get well soon and expecting more of your tasty dishes.

Lakshmi said...

Get Well Soon Ashaji. My sis is myopic from the age of 8 or 9 I think. I know how much it hurts her. I will make her read your article for inspiration. Thanks ton for sharing and thankyou Tushar for typing this. Boys are always mama's darling. I have one too who does everything for mummy.

Coffee said...

And you had the guts to write such a big post after all that what the doc has told you!!!! Humph! Go and take rest........ don't even touch your lappy for another week OKAY!!!

Lakshmi said...

Sorry came back to correct my previous comment. I read that you typed the whole post. Rest your eyes Ashaji...

Madhuli said...

hey Asha as promised now I can say'For your eyes only!' glad that everything went smoothly for you and good to have you back!take care

Seena said...

Asha,
thanks a lot dear, it is really helping..I have met many who have done lasik, but was not satisfied with their description.Now am Ok, to decide..SIL many times met Drs in Coimbatore, and she also felt the same.I have sent the link to her...thanks again, take care..

Srivalli said...

Very nice recollection Asha, am sure this will be very helpful for people who was to undergo this surgery. Hope you are feeling better now!

Maybe you can update a photo of your now without that faithful companion of yours..:D

Sig said...

Thanks for the info Asha... U are a brave gal :)

sam said...

Hi Asha,

good to hear that u r back and in full form:)

u know what i saw first after my lasik? that the ceiling fan is so dirty!!!!! :) so i can very well understand ur wish for a new kitchen;)

take care and read less
sam

Latha Narasimhan said...

My God! you had such high power! Mine is - 2.5 in both eyes. Now a days I have to remove the glasses to read small letters! Next when I visit a doctor I'll tell I am asha"s sister to get special treatment!! :D
Take care!

Jyothsna said...

Thanks for all that info Asha! My sister has high power, so maybe she should go for lasik if she is comfortable with it! Really good to see you recover well, I liked that smiling pic of you :) But dare you touch the laptop for a week now!!! Go and rest!!

archana said...

Hi Asha , you are a brave and very positive person.Hats off to you. Now take rest and don't over strain :)

Keshi said...

wow very informative, tnxx Asha!

U R BRAVE! I'd hv been a cry baby.

HUGGGGGGGGZ Im glad ur safe n well now.

Keshi.

Raaga said...

Ashakka!! You look so smart... I had imagined you to be a certain way and I am so glad your image fits in with that!!

You get well soon and give your eyes rest... the 4000$ must get its full value.

Hugs and loads of love.

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Sia said...

my hands started shaking when i read that they cut the corneal flap for LASIK... ewwwwww.... i guess i will stick to my glasses for some more time but i am gonna mail my sis ur post url coz she is planning to get it done.
u do make it sound so cool ashakka;) good to see our rock star;) and good to know u can see things quite well than before. poor arvind, he can't stop u from buying things for kitchen (or is it brand new kitchen;) as u can see things much better than b4;)

Asha said...

Manasi,you were so right,I was thinking of you just before I went in for the op.It's not bad at all.I did that too,looking for my glasses and trying clean the glasses too!!:D

Thank you Linda!I will. Hugs:)

Saju,I am glad I dared to make that first call to the doc!:)

Asha said...

Thank you Roopa. Hope this post helps somebody who is hesitating,it's really a bliss:))

Kribha, thanks.It's wonderful to see the World with just two eyes!:)

Hi Bharathy,so nice hear from you.Thanks for taking time.Lot of people hesitate to get LASIK, I did too.I thought I will post own experience, so to help others. Those specs are really gets to you as you get older!:D
Thanks again, Kribha,your wife is the sweetest gal, enjoy:))

Asha said...

Lakshmi,so sorry to hear that,it's particularly hard for kids.Both my kids wear specs too,will have to wait until they are 21 atleast to get the LASIK. Tushar did help as I dictate to him to type.He does type way faster than I can!:D

Coffee, wokay!! Don't hit me now!;D
I get extremely bored just to listen to music etc.I have to get on the Laptop and get it done quickly!
This post needed to be out there to help others.Thanks for your concern niece,hugs:)

Madhuli, glad you read it.Lot of ppl suffer thru' it,so I thought I will give everybody my first hand info!:)

Asha said...

Seena, as long as the Surgeon is reputable and is doing Lasik for many yrs,it's quite easy.Some docs just train for 3 mnts and start doing it,be careful about those.Experienced docs do charge more but worth the money when it comes to your eyes!Good luck:)

Sri, glad you liked it.Newer without glasses,I have to think about that!:D
When you wear specs for a long time,you get this dark shadows under the eyes,will see!:)

You are welcome Sig, be brave and go thru; it girl!:))

Asha said...

LOL!! Sam,it's so true! My kitchen cabinet is so chipped, bathroom has to be spik and span etc,it's hard to see so clearly!!:D

Latha, -2.5 is nothing compared to mine!! You don't need any LASIK at all.I never had trouble reading but now I do! But it's getting better everyday.Only docs wives and kids get priority,not aunties! Hahaha!!!

J,send her this post,may be she will decide.It's such a menace to wear those specs,specially if she has high power like me.Good luck to her,hope she does!:))

Asha said...

Thank you Archana. I will take today off of Lappy I think.Need to keep the eyes moistured!:))

Thank you Keshi! I don't cry for anything except seeing kids suffering,can't handle that!:))
I am enjoying the new vision,hugs!

Raaga, I have many photos of me before you "knew" me like in a MeMe and my wedding photos too!This one is little sickly ,groggy photo!:))
Yes,I have always been little different than normal Indian women!;D

Asha said...

Arti, I checked your post,so sorry you have to go thru' that.It happens to a lot to foodies too and we will do the same as you did.
Thanks and good luck.Hope he gets the message!:)

Sia,being a doc's kid , you are a sissy!!:D
It's not bad at all, never feel anything except like pressure as if somebody pushing your eye,that's all.Way better than going thru' yearly tests and buying new specs,believe me!:))
I want the whole new kitchen and tiled floor too!!!Hahaha!!

Sia said...

why do u think i poted out medicine field?;) i am good with my numbers not with patients;) LOL... i am sure u will get that new kitchen n floor too;)
hope u r not straining urself too much. tc ashakka

Asha said...

I bet you like math better than science too.Good for you.Medicine is not for everybody really.All that guts and gore!! I would have loved it but it's too late now!:D
Yeah,I am off Lappy for next few hrs today and check the blogs later in the after noon.Hugs,have a great day!:))

Richa said...

hey, Asha! good to know everything went well!
Thanks for all the info, will be useful to many!

sra said...

That's good, first-hand info, esp liked the way you described the sensations, people will want to know that! Hope you're getting better every minute.

rahin said...

hey asha u r one brave gal, gud luck to u ....cheers :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Asha nice information... Take care.....

Asha said...

Richa,thanks.That was my intention,many hesitate,get scared and suffer thru Myopia!:))

sra,the minute I came out the OT,I told Arvind that I felt that way.It's 99.99% pain free except that sensation in the pit of your stomach.Other than that ,it's a breeze!:)

Asha said...

Thanks Rahin.I am relieved too that I didn't have to any complications!:))

Thanks you Sukanya,hope it helps others!:)

Manpreet said...

Hi ASHA, thanks for your comments on Bitto, Yes there are very many Bitto's in India and everywhere. She had been staying in my mind for two months before she finally came here in the form of words. Keep visiting and leaving comments.
Yes the lasik experience of urs put up so nicely is definitely going to help me cos I have been toying with the idea of having one, and soon..
Thanks again

Mishmash ! said...

Somehow I liked that pic of urs a lot :)
Happy that the end result is positive :)

Shn

Avany said...

I am glad your surgery went well. I hope that your short term vision also corrects soon. Would definitely like to see more karnataka authentic recipes this month. Wish you all the best and Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

TBC said...

You are such a sweetheart to share your experiece with us.
I like the pic. You are one smart-looking lady!:-)
Take care & give those eyes some rest now.
Hugs.

Hema said...

REST YOUR EYES BigS! else your laptop will be confiscated by us for a while. We can wait for your posts. That was quite an interesting piece of info. My dad's family has myopic power > 10. I am fortunately in the 2.5 - 3 range and happy with my glasses. I dont think I can survive a LASIK. The description on what the eye specialist will do is enough to get me another appointment with a cardiologist:) You are very brave sissy!

ramya said...

Good to know ur journey through the surgery.nice info will be helpful for so many. ur looking good too.

Asha said...

You are welcome Manpreet.Many of you thinking about LASIK,so I thought why not make a post. Glad it helped.
Yes,I will visit you, it was good to read about Bitto, keep it up:)

Shn,I was just about ready to drop but asked Arvind to take that photo as a souvenir!!;D
I am better today, thanks.

Asha said...

Thanks tbc!:D
I was groggy but glad I survived the surgery without any major complication:))

Hi Avany, thanks.I am doing well. YUP! Karnataka recipes are out in full force and one more coming too!Enjoy:)

Asha said...

LOL!! Hema,if the power is lower than -3, I don't think you need any surgery.Your dad will surely need it though. I had almost -10!! It's a menace!!You get headaches too.
Arvind put a password for the first 5 days,so I don't get to the Laptop!!:D
I am really doing well now.I had it today last week,7th day!! Not bad at all.Thanks sis, hugs to you.Take care:)

Thank you Ramya. As good as I can look right after the op!:D
But I did feel so good though.Just the thought of not wearing specs made me happy!:)

Sharmi said...

Asha, very glad to hear from you!! Thank God all went well. Take good care. It is nice to see you for the first time.

Cynthia said...

Dearest Asha, I am so happy to hear that the surgery was a success and then soon, you will be able to see things close up.

Thanks for taking the time to write this detailed experience for us. If I ever hear anyone asking about the surgery, I'll definitely send them here.

Arun Shanbhag said...

Glad to hear you went through this with flying colors!
Congratulations! and nice pic!
Arun

www.arunshanbhag.com

PS, came over from Sia's site!

Kajal said...

Very informative post my dear...but You are brave girl....Take care :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha,
Though I am not a blogger, I am addicted to reading cooking blogs and trying out some wonderful recipes. I have tried quite a few of yours YUM!! Hope you feel better soon and Take care!
--Kanchan

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi asha! yester day I forgot to say something. In the photograph you are looking like a girl just out of college!seriously!

Asha said...

Sharmi,are you seeing me for the first time? I have posted many many photos in the blog.Next week at FH,I will list all the posts with photos,you can see me more!:))

That was my intention too Cynthia.I always asked others for their experience before,some say "Oh ,it's easy or don't do it", so I have to write this for others.
I am doing better everyday,hopefully,see the nearer objects too by next week!:)

Asha said...

Hi Arun, glad you found me.I knew a Shanbhag in Hassan, they have a bakery in downtown!:))
Yeah,it was easy for me.I am a happy person most of the time,I guess that helps too. Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again.

Thank you Kajal. When you eyes as bad as mine, got to brave and go thru' it! ;D

Asha said...

Hi Kanchan, good to see your comment.Glad you tried and liked some of mine too!:))
Yeah, I had get this done, wearing specs became a chore everyday!:D

LOL!! Latha girl, I have told you before I look relatively young but I was LOT thinner when I was in college.Now a little plump but not bad 43, right?:D
I will list all the posts with my pics next week at FH:)

Padma said...

I am glad that everything went well and you are back with perfect vision....I was always scared of Lasik but after reading your post it calmed me down...I have -1.0 sight, and I think its not advisable at all to go for it, right?

MONA said...

Asha1 I am so glad it is over!

Have plenty of rest girl! :)

Sandeepa said...

This is like a research paper, Tushar did a very good job.
And you don't go and strain yourself !!!

Kalpana said...

Hey, happy for your fast recovery. Thanks for the details. Good Info stuffed here. Wishing you to have a perfect vision in few days.......

Seema said...

Wow that was one long and informative post Ashakka. You are brave too. Nange hedrike. Vondu simple blood test madsakku hedrike. You look so very different now with your new hairstyle. Or i guess the photos that I saw of yours was your wedding ones. Hee hee. Have a great weekend.

Asha said...

Padma, -1 is almost nothing, you don't have to do it at all.It's normal to have some poor sight as we get older.For people like me, surgery is necessary!:))

I will Mona, I already am almost cured of Myopia, reading is getting better too! Thanks girl:))

Asha said...

LOL! Sandeepa, thanks.Posted this ASAP so I don't forget the details,hope it can help others.Yeah, Tushar is fast typer,so fast that he has to delete hundred tomes!:D

Thank you Kalpana, I am almost there.They will tell on Monday,I have a weekly appointment!:)

Asha said...

Hi Seema, yup! Last time you saw me I was 22 and now 20yrs later, not bad,huh?!!;D
Good to see you girl,cooking for RCI K or what? At least one dish you must!:))
Surgery was not bad at all.When you have Myopia like me, you will run there as fast as you can.Hahaha! Have a great weekend.

musical said...

Ashakka, this is a really great post. You've explained it step by step for all those people who'll be undergoing Lasik! Hugs to you, dear sister! oh, btw, i made first installment for RCI last night: Majjige huli and beans palya! Next is Mangalore/Goli bajji and Kara Baath/Uppitu :-D. Making mostly homestyle everyday food, that i normally do :). Am still looking for more "rare" recipes!

RML said...

Hi Asha,

Thanku for sharing your Lasik experience and I am very happy for u.Glad that everything went well.
Take Care and do not strain your eyes much....
See u next week at FH.
Madhoo

Asha said...

Hi Musical, thank you little sister.I thought I will detail before I forget my experience!!:)
Majji Huli and Goli Baje sounds yum!For Punjabi kudi,you are doing excellent! It doesn't matter what kind,send them.We don't usually have those rare recipes unless we live around ajjis!:D

Madhoo, thank you. It will definitely help if somebody is considering LASIK, glad I wrote this down! See ya on Wednesday!:)

Columbus Foodie said...

I had it done about 3 years ago, it was well worth every penny. For me, the actual procedure wasn't bad (although the burning smell freaked me out a bit), it was the 12 hours after that hurt like the dickens (I'd say Tobasco in your eyes is a good description). But my vision is 20/15 today, no side effects like halos or starburts, and I can read things that are close up very well now too (your eyes will eventually adjust, since they initially over-correct).

I'm glad it is as life-changing for you as it was for me.

Asha said...

Oh thank you so much! It is life changing for me!!
20 secs of discomfort when I have had two kids almost without medication is fabulous experience, I would say!!:D
I am feeling and seeing lot better now,never had any burning or pain fortunately, going to the doc today in fact. Glad it helped you too!:))

sunita said...

Really heartening to know that you had a good experience :)

Sushma said...

Dear Asha,

Glad to know that all went fine and you are happy with the results.. You are a brave !!! I am sure your post with the detailed description would help many to make a decision..

I am so happy for you.

Sushma

Asha said...

Hi Sush, how are you girl? Haven't heard from you for so long!!
Thank you,I am glad I went for the surgery too.World is lot clear now!!:))
Yeah,hope it helps others,that's why I posted it fast before I forget all the details!Take care Sushma,don't work too hard. Hugs.

Smita said...

Glad it went well...I am definitely going to consider it....Thansk for posting your experience.....

Sushma said...

Dear Asha

I am not at all working hard..I have a good news to share with you..I am gonna be a mother coming Jan :-) and because of that stopped blogging as had been feeling very tired in the initial months....


Well I have reading your post once in a while, cant keep myself away from your blog :-)

Saju said...

Great news, so glad everything went well. I have been away, actually in Toronto, and have not had time to blog / or look at blogs.

Asha said...

Smita,if you have more-5 power, it is worth considering LASIK!:))

OMG!!:))) Sush, my hearty congratulations!! Hugs:)
That is such a great news this morning. Do take care, blogging comes later.It gets better after the first trimester. Enjoy every minute girl,it's great experience even if it's little comfortable sometimes!:))

Saju, good to see you. You go to Toronto so often, must be fun and of course for work too!:))
Thanks, I am remarkably well, getting better everyday!:))
Take care. Blog when you can,no problem,hugs to you:))

Rohini's kitchen said...

Hi nice post..I was searching for details abt lasik and came to know abt ur blog..very nice blog..I too thinking of doing lasik treatment and ur post give me useful information..I'm a new blogger and noted ur blog..will visit often. Thanks for sharing ur experience.

Asha said...

Hi Rohini, you are welcome.Believe me, it makes such a difference in daily life to see without specs in so many ways.It's worth it.Good luck, choose a good doctor!:)

Suma Gandlur said...

That's so informative. Glad everything went well with you.

Asha said...

Thanks Suma.It went remarkably well for me, I am lucky!:))

Sally Lomax said...

Fantstic Asha!! And is the long sightedness now correcting itself?

How brilliant for you!

Asha said...

Yes Sally, everyday I could see little better.Now I don't need to wear reading glasses to see the Laptop but only for very small letters when reading a book! Hopefully, I don't have to in future!:))

SeeC said...

Excellent read Asha.
Very very useful info.

Good to know that you are back to normal and enjoying the vision (w/o specs).

Asha said...

Thank you SeeC. I thought so too, will help somebody who is on the fence for LASIK surgery!:))

American Lasik Surgeons said...

Educating about the LASIK surgery by clearly explaining how the surgery goes on and the consequences of surgery is appreciated and suggestions for enhancing our vision by this method is preferrable.My mom has the problem with her vision but never prerfer using glasses or contacts.I think this LASIK surgery best suits her and i just need a clarification on how many times should the surgery be undertaken so as to get best possible results???

Asha said...

Hi ALS, I appreciate ypour comment. I had a severe Myopia for many years, so I understand your mom's preferences regarding to glasses and contact lenses, not easy to live these things!
It's very important to check and find a great LASIK surgery doctor around your place first. Depending on his expertize and experience, he will decide how many times you will have surgery. If he or she is very good surgeon like my doctor, only once is enough and recovery time to be 100% is atleast 2 years ie to deal with eye dryness etc but could recover early too.
Good luck! :)

jayasimha.v.rao said...

Hi Asha , congratulations, , My name is Jay, I am from mangalore too, I am planning to get the LASIK done this month, could you pls give the contact details of the surgeon who performed the op on you......Thanks in advance

Asha said...

Hi Jay, glad you have decided to take on LASIK. I am enjoying the perfect vision so far, I got lucky. Here is the link to Surgeon.

http://www.trustedlasiksurgeons.com/greensboro_lasik_surgeon_karl_stonecipher_md.htm

but as always please make your decision depending on how you feel about the doctor after the initial appt. Good luck :)