One day Vinny came home from the office and told me: “I want to have lasik done.” I talked him out of it ’cause personally I don’t believe in this procedure. You might have a 20/20 vision after the surgery but I don’t think it’s going to stay like that forever.
But Vinny insisted and he seems very adamant about it. So, I accompanied him to Asian Eye Institute in Rockwell middle of last month. He talked to the Doctor and was given a test if he was qualified to have a surgery. He passed the test and his surgery was scheduled after the holidays, 8:30 am on January 6, 2015.
We left the house this morning at 7am. He was told to go to the clinic an hour before his scheduled time. We got to Asian Eye Institute on time.
It was so early that the people in the receiving area was just a guard and a male receptionist. He was told to check in.
We waited for a couple of minutes and he was brought to the operating room area to be prep for his surgery. While I was told to wait up to a certain area only.
I have thought about doing Lasik before. But I couldn’t bring myself to undergo such procedure. I think I will just wear glasses and contact lens. After all I have been doing this since I was in second year high school.
The Doctor told us that the entire surgery is just 10 minutes. Tops.
When it hit 15 minutes and Vinny wasn’t out yet I called the nurse. She said the surgery is still going on. The more I got nervous. 30 minutes has passed and Vinny was still inside. I called the nurse again and she told me it’s finished and the Doctor is still talking to Vinny and giving him instructions.
I asked him what it feels like he said he doesn’t feel any pain but his vision is blurred.
A male nurse gave him last minute instructions.
– he can’t wet his eyes for a week
– not allowed to work out
– no swimming. Pool or beach
– not allowed to squint eyes
– avoid rubbing eyes
The nurse said that his vision will be blurred the whole day today and he will get his vision back by tomorrow. For the meantime he was given 3 kinds of eye drops every hour for 2 days.
He was awake the whole time and could see what the doctor was doing to him. In the middle of the surgery he could smell something that is being burned. Aside from that he said everything went smoothly.
He is very excited now that he won’t have to wear glasses anymore. He has been wearing glasses since he was in grade 1 and he is kinda tired of it already.
But I still think he looks better with his glasses on.