Friday, 20 September 2013

Laser eye surgery checklist for Monday

Well, it's finally just around the corner - my laser eye surgery appointment at Freedom Vision is this Monday....eeeek!  As I mentioned earlier, I'm a mixture of excited and nervous but definitely more excited. I can't wait to be able to see and not to have to even think about it any more.  I don't know if I'm just being hypersensitive or I'm just tuned but everywhere I go people seem to be talking about laser eye surgery or their eyesight.  Maybe because it's National Eye Health Week?

With this in mind, here's what  I've been doing in preparation for my surgery on Monday:
  • Avoided wearing my (soft) contact lenses for the last couple of weeks as they change the shape of your eye slightly - Freedom Vision recommended not wearing them for a week but I've left it for two.
  • Filled in my consultation form to take with me on the day
  • Made an hair appointment for tomorrow as I really need my highlights done and you're meant to avoid dying your hair for a week after surgery...obviously I have my priorities right!
  • Booked a half day off work for my surgery
  • Arranged for someone to take me and pick me up from the surgery (and made plans to get a takeaway on the night as I don't think either of us will feel like cooking)
  • Booked my follow up appointment for the next day
  • Re-read all of my information aftercare advice so I know what to expect (I found some of the info here really helpful)
So I think I'm all set! I'll be back next week with an update on how it went and how I feel plus regular updates on my progress. I'll only be under the laser for about 30 seconds per eye and head off home straight afterwards.  I should be have better, clearer vision by the next morning which I think is amazing!

 Reading some of the testimonials on Freedom Vision's website has been putting my mind at ease, hopefully you'll see mine there soon!  In the meantime, read all of my laser eye surgery posts in one place here.


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