Brittany Blattner What convinced you to go through the LASIK/LASEK surgery? And what reasons and why did you choose Dream Eye Clinic?
I decided to go through with the surgery for several reasons. First of all, I am at the point in my life that I have enough time to have the surgery and properly recover. I also knew that it was best to have it done while I was young, in order to enjoy the benefits for as long as possible. Another reason is simply that having the surgery in Korea is much less expensive than having it in America. Ultimately, I despise wearing glasses and contact lenses irritate my eyes, so I've wanted the surgery for some time, and it just so happens that this was my only good opportunity to have it done. I chose Dream Eye Clinic specifically because I had read many positive testimonials about it on the Dave's ESL Cafe forums. They gave me the impression that Dream Clinic was the best and safest place to have the surgery done in Korea.
Tell us about what has changed since you had your LASIK / LASEK surgery.
What are the major changes comparing your life before and after the surgery?
Since the surgery, obviously, my eyesight is much better than before. I don't notice a substantial difference in the glare and halos around light at night. I do notice that my contrast sensitivity is not as strong as it was before. However, this isn't something that really inhibits me.
Were there any inconveniences during the recovery process?
And tell us about how satisfied you are with your newly improved vision. ?
The day after my surgery, I experienced severe pain, even to the point that I regretted having the surgery. I was unable to open my eyes more than just a crack due to their sensitivity, and this lasted throughout the first couple of days. Compared to the testimonials of others who had the surgery, I believe that my recovery seems to have been slower and more painful than most, at least during the first couple of weeks. I found it very difficult to focus on my work. Upon waking up in the morning, my vision would be fairly clear, but after only a few minutes of reading, it would go blurry and remain that way, often only until I would sleep again. However, after a couple of months, these symptoms had subsided completely, and I now have no trouble reading for an extended period of time. As of now, I am very satisfied with my vision.
What were the most valuable and memorable experiences at Dream Eye Clinic?
My most memorable experiences at Dream Clinic, of course, were of the surgical procedure itself. I was impressed with how sterile the surgery room was kept at all times. The staff took great care in keeping the area sanitary and germ-free, which I'm sure greatly prevents any risk of infection. The surgery itself was quick and much less uncomfortable than I had imagined. To my relief, the procedure was in no way painful.
Finally, what else do you want to tell us (our medical staffs, doctors, and nurses)? (Anything is OK including some of your wishes, advice, or concerns that may help us improve ourselves, our service.) ?
If I was to leave any advice to the staff at Dream Clinic, it would be to exercise more patience with potential patients. Although the majority of LASEK procedures are very successful, such surgery always presents some serious risks. It is natural for patients to ask a lot of questions, as well they should prior to making such an important decision. I hope that the staff will keep this in mind, and that rather than becoming frustrated with or humored by questions, they will devote the necessary time to answer them honestly and fully so that patients feel confident with their decision on the day of the surgery