Patients Medical's very own staff member, Sarah, decides to go for "LASIK"
Glasses and contacts are technically considered medical devices. I consider them daily routine; they are an extension of my being. Without them I can’t read, text…recognize my sister if she’s 10 feet in front of me. Let’s not even consider driving in this equation, heck, I shouldn’t even be crossing the street without any vision correction.
It’s crazy to think that in less than 72 hours I will be able to do all of this, plus everything else in my life, without any contacts or glasses blocking my view.
Over the past 25 years I’ve made some pretty dubious glasses selections. Here’s looking at you gigantic purple and turquoise frames! Even with those bad choices thrown into the mix, glasses have become a part of my identity. The first thing I do every morning is find where I placed my glasses when I went to bed the night before. Glasses are what I’ve started and ended my day with everyday for 25 years. It’s like I’m married to my vision wear. Well…I’ve called my divorce lawyer, and his name is Dr Saimovici.
Ending the Marriage
The desire to end my marriage with glasses and contacts might seem a bit strange. Why change my routine? Why take out a daily piece of my life that has in some ways defined who I am? The answer is simple. I’m over it. I’m over crooked, dirty glasses, running out of contact lens solution or even contacts. But more importantly what it means is waking up and seeing the clock in the morning, applying makeup without using a NASA strength mirror, snowboarding this winter without worrying about a contact lens malfunction, and, well, this list could go on forever.
I’m looking forward to the freedom of crisp, clear vision everyday without worry. Waking up, opening my eyes, and seeing clearly is something that I’ve never experienced. It’s still so hard for me to imagine.
Check Back for Updates
Over the next few weeks I’d like you to join me in my path to clear vision. Check back for updates, and we’ll have plenty of fun videos and pictures to share along the way!