Lisa Yaya Barry on Facebook
8 months ago
10/08/2019, 20:29 PM
(warning this post is long, but if you or someone you know wears daily glasses/contacts and hates them, please read it!)
Did you know that it's been 4 years since I had my Lasik surgery!!? I can't believe it's been that long but honestly, what I can't believe even more, is that so many people (including myself) wait SO long to get it done! Hands down it was the absolute best decision I have ever made for myself (aside from becoming a wife and mother lol)
Everyone I talk to about lasik says, I'm too scared! Doesn't it hurt? Isn't it expensive? I've recently talked to several friends about it and one of them is having her surgery this Thursday! I've decided to share my story and experience and maybe more of my friends will take the leap to help themselves SEE THE WORLD in a better way!
Before lasik I wore glasses and contacts, I had double astigmatisms and my prescription was 20/200
I hated my glasses and often wore contacts instead, but my left eye constantly rejected contacts and getting irritated so I was constantly having to order new sets at $35-$50 a pop! I was spending about $1500 a year on contacts!
I walked into the Lasik Vision Institute of Providence knowing absolutely nothing about the surgery. All I knew was I was sick of contacts and glasses. The consultation was completely free and the office was amazing! The women who work there are the absolute sweetest, I was treated with care, my questions were answered and my nerves were calmed. My total cost, for both eyes, with double astigmatisms, was $2700 and they guaranteed I would have 20/20 vision, or better, not even 24hrs after surgery, and would never need daily glasses or Contacts again. Also, Iwas able to pay off the cost in 18months, interest free! (since my surgery there are new upgraded options that cost a little more, if wanted, but have other added benefits)
The day before my surgery I watched a really detailed YouTube video that showed me step-by-step how it was performed. This was something I choss to do so that during the surgery I knew exactly what was being done to me. It helped ease my mind. The day of the surgery I was given a Valium and I was in the operating room for less than 10 minutes. The entire process was quick, and painless, and every single step was explained to me as it was defend. Then I was given shields for my eyes, put into a dark room to rest for about a half an hour until my ride came, and sent home with another Valium. My eyes were a bit sore but as long as they were closed, I felt. No discomfort. The Valium helped me sleep and actually I slept from the time that I got home around 2 until the next morning. It Was the best sleep of my life LOL.
When I woke up the next morning, I didn't know what to expect. Even though they told me over and over again that I would see better in the morning then I have ever seen, I was not prepared to open my eyes and be able to read the digital clock on my cable box, all the way across my bedroom! I instantly started crying. It was a bizarre feeling to not have to reach for my glasses, and a completely surreal experience to literally throw my glasses and contacts away and never need them again. I drove myself to my Followup appointment that day with no glasses. It was such an incredible experience, the world was so CRISP! even clearer than it was With my glasses!
4 years later I still have 20/15 vision. I go for a yearly checkup that cost me $99 and by doing this, I maintain the Lasik Vision Institute lifetime guarantee. What this means is that at any point in time in my entire life either of my eyes start to regress, they will perform a touch-up surgery for free. Their company has offices throughout the country so no matter where I live I will always be able to benefit from this lifetime guarantee.
I hope my story has explained a bit of how Lasik works, and how it is absolutely and utterly life-changing! If you hate your glasses or your contacts I highly recommend just going in for the free consultation. You will not be disappointed with the way you are treated and I promise you will leave there with more knowledge about how Lasik works and how it can change your life.
I cannot recomend the Lasik. VISION Institute enough and, if you do decide to go to see them, and even better, if you end up scheduling surgery, please let me know!!