Traditionally after the wedding the bride and groom exchange gifts. Or so I was told. So for my gift, my new beloved husband told me he would finance my LASIK surgery. YAY! My eyes are horribly myopic, around –3.75 plus astigmatism. His gift was perfect. We both can’t wait. However, since it is my EYES and if we mess it up there could be serious complications, we have proceeded cautiously.
Hospital #1: Super Shiny! Clean and New! Expensive and commercial. We felt that they did not care about safety as much as money. They wanted to give me LASIK after only one week of not wearing contacts. I have been wearing soft contacts for 10 years, seven days a week, 15-18 hours a day.
Hospital #2: Our new doctor is SUPER conservative. Maybe too much! He saw me (after not wearing contacts for two weeks) and said at least one month later. So today I go in—after not wearing contacts for six weeks. (Side note: I hate wearing glasses) He wants to wait six more months of no contacts before the surgery. That seems excessive to me—what about you? All the research I have done says that before LASIK you cannot wear soft contacts for two weeks, toric for a month and hard lenses for a month for every decade you wore them! Am I mistaken? I really don’t want to wear glasses for six more months if I don’t have to, but I also don’t want to ruin my eyesight.
We are going to Hospital #3 tomorrow.