Christine Kim Hi there! I'm Christine, a sophomore (2nd year student) student-athlete at Johns Hopkins University. For the past 6 years, I've had a hazy vision, a minor case of myopia... until, early-September, when I went through a lasek eye surgical procedure. One of the best decisions I've ever made.
Prior to leaving through university, I contemplated on whether to have surgery to correct my vision, but was a bit apprehensive about the consequences. As an student-athlete in college, there were practices every day, and occasionally even twice a day. Because I'm a long distance cross country runner, my team and I train in the rocky trails behind campus. Due to the rough trails, I would have to wear my contacts to make sure I wouldn't trip over small rocks. A few of my teammates' contact lenses fell out on runs!
As a pre-medical student, I'm required to take many science laboratory classes. I would wear my contacts to lab, rather than glasses, because all students must wear their protection goggles during lab. By the end of the grueling six hours, my eyes would water and sting, since contact lenses tend to dry out the eyes when worn for a long period of time. On top of that, I personally never found glasses very comfortable.
Now that I've had a successful surgery, I don't need to worry about contact lenses or glasses! I recommend this eye procedure for anyone who finds contacts/glasses simply uncomfortable and just plain annoying. Not only are contacts and glasses uncomfortable, they're more expensive in the grand scheme of things! I wish I could fly my friends from college to Korea to the Dream Eye Center to receive eye surgery! The Dream Eye Center has a very supportive and friendly staff. I'd like to give a HUGE thank-you to Mr. Choo and Dr. Lee, for making my experience smooth and successful. ;) THANKS!!!!!