I am blind as a bat.
I never needed glasses as a child, but during my senior year of college I started having trouble reading from a distance in the classroom. Seventeen years later I can’t remember life before contact lenses and glasses and I have no idea what it’s like to wake up in the morning and be able to see clearly without fumbling around.
The hubby and I met for lunch yesterday at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants and I had to laugh when I walked in and saw information for a drawing for free LASIK eye surgery. Ha! Who would enter to win LASIK surgery at a restaurant?
When Miss C and I got home around 3:15 from school I got a call on my cell phone from an unknown number. Between Miss C and our neighbor’s daughter incessant chattering and our dogs barking like MOFOs, I could barely discern what the caller was saying. Something about Smoothie King, runner up, and laser surgery. Thinking this all sounded fishy, I asked her to please call back and leave a detailed voice message as it was obviously an inconvenient time. At dinner I’m relaying all this to the hubby who says, “I entered your name in a drawing for free LASIK surgery at Smoothie King the other day! Call them back!”
Today I called after finding out that this is a reputable and well-known vision center and surgeon (and one our office manager just saw a few weeks ago for her own successful LASIK surgery) and I’m going for a free consultation on the 24th. If I’m a candidate, and I don’t want to get my hopes up, I’d be eligible for the surgery at a discounted rate since my name was drawn as runner up. After checking out the center’s website, I learned that this surgeon has performed more than 45,000 LASIK procedures. Still, I’m a little nervous about having my eyeballs tinkered with.
Have any of you had LASIK surgery? How did it go? Would you recommend it? I know several people at work who have had it done and recommend it, although my boss was around my age (closing in on 40) when she had it done and she still has to wear reading glasses.