4. You’re going to wear bulky, weird eye protectors for a week.
After the procedure was done, the assistants put the clear eye protectors over my eyes and placed UV sunglasses over that. I was rocking the Kim Jong-Il look that whole day. On the drive back home, I had a terrible migraine that made me cry. I didn’t cry normal tears, they were of terrible pain that caused me more stress. I got home and took an aspirin which helped but I couldn’t nap because I had to use the eye drops every few hours. That day was so uncomfortable and hazy. At night, I found out I had to sleep on my back, which isn’t my ideal sleeping position. I had to sleep on my back for a week so nothing touched my eyes. I also couldn’t let water get in my eyes for that week so I wore swimming goggles during my shower. All in all, all these things protecting my eyes were a real hassle!
5. Your eyes may make you look like the zombies in 28 Days Later
The day after my surgery, I looked in the mirror to see myself for the first time clearly, and I see my scary red, demon-like eyes. WHERE DID MY EYES GO? I showed my friends a picture of my eyes and my “good friend” Jack laughed and declared I am now a zombie from 28 Days Later. Not being a fan of scary films, I had to Google those zombies and then I realized he was right. I’M A MONSTER… for a week. By now my eyes have cleared up and look almost normal.
I went from not being able to see the big E at the optometrist office to seeing the 20/20 line of letters! I still can’t believe it. I miss my glasses so much already. Heck, I’ve been trying to find the ideal Tina Fey glasses for years so I could feel like my hero. Alas, no more glasses for me but it’s for the best. I can now enjoy swimming, running, reading without having to push my glasses up or rub my eyes because of my contacts. If you’re considering getting laser eye surgery, think about whether it’s right for you.
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