Ultralase Laser Eye Surgery18:08
Now, everyone who knows me knows I am the queen of impulse buying & I can honestly say that choosing to get my eyes lasered was once again a impulse buy.
|Me! In 1995 - Deidre eat yer heart out!|
This was a little bit weird. After all I have worn glasses for 30+ years & I’ve never ‘hated’ wearing glasses or contact lenses. So why on earth did I want to shell out a couple of grand for laser eye surgery?
But like most impulse buys once the idea went into my head – my mind was pretty much made up. I was gonna be 100% perfect!
I contacted Ultralase as a friend of mine – Dan, had his eyes done there a year ago. Dan was very pleased with the results & most importantly for me… Dan could still see!
I checked the forums & had appointments with a few other places but my mind was set on Ultralase as they really seemed to know what they were doing. Unfortunately, my diamante purse did not like the price as I needed to have Lasik Custom Wave Front (Ultra Plus) which is more expensive than the standard surgery. So I waited to see if either my Russian billionaire boyfriend would spring for the surgery (& exist in the real world) or if I could get a little more in the kitty.
Well nothing happened for a while & I nearly shelved the whole thing. But then one day Ultralase called with a special offer within my price range. So I went for it.
Come the day of the surgery I didn’t feel nervous. In fact I went to my day job as normal & then left a little early to make the appointment. When I arrived at Ultralase they were running a little behind ......but when your performing eye surgery, you take your time - I’m not complaining!
I met the surgeon Dr Ammar Almasri who was lovely. He re-confirmed my surgery type, double checked my eyes & thoroughly explained what would happen during the procedure.
Once I went into the surgery it was over in less than 20 minutes & when I sat up I could see immediately!! We went through the aftercare & I rested a while before seeing Dr Almasri before leaving.
My eyes felt great & I actually walked from the clinic to my friend’s car who was waiting for me, unaware that my surgery was complete. They advise you not to drive yourself home – which is cool as I can’t drive! But I honestly could have got the train home, I felt great. I never had any side effects on the day & I’m not even certain when the anaesthetic wore off as I had no pain whatsoever. As I was advised not to watch TV/text etc that evening I grabbed a bite to eat & then went to bed.
In the morning I woke up early with near perfectish vision (it takes approximately 8 weeks to get it perfect). Fantastic!
Having laser eye surgery is expensive but it’sworth it.
The worse thing about this treatment?
You can’t wear make-up for 2 weeks after…. Now this is sight I’d rather not see!
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