Saturday, 31 August 2013

10 things I'm looking forward to (with better eyesight) after my laser eye surgery...

If you've read some of my previous posts, you'll know that I'm getting my eyes lasered at Freedom Vision on 23rd September.  I'm getting really excited about the surgery (as well as a tiny bit nervous, which I think is normal) now, there's just over 3 weeks to go!  I kind of wish it was sooner now though as I'm finding my glasses and lenses really annoying.

While I was struggling with my contact lenses last weekend, it got me thinking about what I'm looking forward to once I've had my vision corrected, here's my top 10:
  • Not having to remember to take lenses or glasses when I go on holiday or for a weekend away.
  • Being able to go running or to the gym and feel safe because I can see.
  • Not having to mess with contact lenses for nights out.
  • Being able to drive without glasses or lenses.
  • Being able to see at work - I do a lot of computer work, photography and networking and sometimes having poor eyesight is a real hinderance to this.
  • Not having to worry about it raining when I'm wearing my specs.
  • Feeling comfortable rather than glasses falling down or lenses stinging all the time.
  • No more squinting to see things which, according to my Mam, is a surefire way to develop crows feet and wrinkles.
  • Saving money on buying glasses and contact lenses for the next 20 years or so - I've worked out that even taking into the account the cost of surgery, the cost of glasses and lenses over the next 20 years will be a lot more.
  • Being able to do my hair, make up and trying on outfits more easily.  It's so annoying when you think you've done your hair properly, then you put your glasses on and it looks horrific!
Some of those sound like really small things but they're important to me and overall will really make an improvement to my day to day life - without being dramatic I'll now be able to see every major milestone in the future clearly and easily.  My eyes aren't that bad in the grand scheme of things (I'm shortsighted, -2.75 in one eye and -2 in the other) but thinking about how inconvenient I find my eyesight makes me wonder how much of a difference this type of surgery would make to someone with really bad eyesight.  I can't wait to finally be able to ditch my glasses and lenses for good!

You can find all of my posts about my laser eye surgery experience here.  If you have any questions just drop me an email ( or a tweet to @LucyBATB - alternatively give Freedom Vision a call.


  1. Good luck with your surgery, I'm a glasses wearer but they don't bug me enough to ever get surgery though although I understand the annoyance about the rain!

    1. I know I think sometimes specs need windscreen wipers! I've not been keen on my glasses since I got them but I do begrudgingly wear them now x

  2. They invited me to get this treatment done as well, but my eyes aren't bad enough to get treated, plus I have astigmatism which might get worse from the treatment.

    HOWEVER I got them to agree to give my mum the treatment instead, she has +5 or -5 or something relatively severe on both eyes so it makes much more sense :)

    soo excited for her AND FOR YOU!

    Miss drifted Snow White // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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