Did You Go Blind and Was it Painful Having Epi-LASIK?!

December 11, 2014


At just 21 years of age, this Liberty Vision patient is happy to have ditched the glasses he's been wearing since the age of thirteen.

His friends were telling him he was crazy for having the surgery; that the laser would make him go blind. But nothing could be further from the truth. Joel is actually seeing much better than ever and his eye exam today proved that his near vision has improved and his distance vision has improved as well. Driving to the vision center today was a snap. "I even bought myself some expensive sunglasses to celebrate! I've wanted them for a long time, but I didn't want to get them with precription lenses just because of the huge cost. Now I can wear any sunglasses I want to!"

Patients are often surprised at how easy it is to have their vision corrected so that they can ditch the glasses and contact lenses forever. "The worst part of the whole experience was how nervous I was. I was thinking about the idea of having surgery, and with everyone telling me I was crazy, it was unnerving." Procedures are done monthly at Liberty Vision, allowing Dr. Gold to focus on a group of patients as they go through the pre-op through post-op phases of the custom vision correction process.

"I had no pain at all during this whole time" says Joel. From the pre-screening right through the procedure and the first few days of recovery, Joel says it was easy. "Just some lubricating drops in the morning. Otherwise, I never used a pain medication at all."