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Jay's Story

Jay S. started his new chapter on October 16, 2012.

The most exciting thing about this is watching the progression of the healing, as it just gets better and better. Now I wake up, read the paper and say to myself “wow”, this is great!

There were a hundred reasons why I wanted refractive surgery. Every minute of the day I would think of a new one. I have been wearing glasses for distance since I was 6 years old. Then about 10 years ago I started to need readers too. I wore contacts when I was younger, but the older I got, the harder they were to wear, no more than 4 hours and my eyes would get really sore. Glasses just became a part of my life, driving, watching TV, really anything. I couldn’t go anywhere without worrying about remembering to bring my glasses. I used to worry what would happen if I ever got into a car accident and lost my glasses, but now I feel I am prepared for any emergency, day or night.

I was a little apprehensive before surgery but I felt pretty confident with Dr. Machat doing my surgery. I knew I was in good hands. The surgery was not difficult at all. The hardest part was resting after the surgery and not being able to use my new found sight. I wanted to check out what I could see immediately. Having the procedure has changed me as a human, made me feel better about myself, gave me a lift. My day to day activities are much easier, none of the problems that I struggled with before with my bifocals. I just look down at the page and read, no fuss, no muss, as they say.