Jeff Furner What convinced you to go through the Lasik/Lasek surgery? And what made you to choose Dream Eye Clinic?
Originally, I visited Dream Eye Clinic to learn if my daughter, who is 18, could have Lasek surgery. I was glad I went because I discovered she can as long as her eyes haven't changed in one month's time; however, she must not wear her contacts for a few days prior to the screening and actual procedure. I guess you could say it was the screening and the ensuing questions and answers that sold me on the idea of having it done myself. My friend, Scott, had suggested the procedure for some time and my wife supported the idea, but it was the actual visit to the clinic, meeting the staff, and learning how simple the procedure was helped me actually schedule it. Besides, if Lasic worked for me, it could also work for my daughter.
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?
Before Lasek surgery, I purposely avoided certain physical activities, such as swimming and wrestling, because of the associated discomforts of not seeing well. Within two weeks the one month resting period will be complete, so I will be able to participate in these activities with my family! On a more immediate note, I'm now able to wake-up and prepare myself for the day without groping for glasses. What's more, my perspective as changed! I now enjoy greater peripheral vision and notice shades, colors and shadows that previously went undetected.
Were there any inconveniences during the recovery process? And tell us about how satisfied you are with your newly improved vision.
Aside from initial blurriness, night time glare, and tired eyes, I encountered some unexpected inconveniences. For one, as a teacher, I found it difficult to read my computer screen, students' papers, and the white board. Though my vision was twenty-twenty immediately following the procedure, my uncommon dry-eye condition has resulted in less than accurate reading vision. Second, the anxiety associated with not being able to read small print as I did with classes has been troublesome. Since I'm 42, and at an age when many get reading classes, I began to think my corrective lenses had assisted my reading ability. Experiencing some despair, I was pleasantly relieved when, two weeks after the procedure, my eyes started focusing better. The blurriness I initially encountered when reading has lessened and become less constant. I now have two days of good reading vision to one day of blurred reading vision with greater clarity in the afternoon than in the morning. I'm hopeful that my eyes will continue to recover and that within one, three or even six months I will have no difficulty reading.
What were the most valuable and memorable experiences at Dream Eye Clinic?
The most valuable experience at Dream Eye Clinic has been the attentive care provided by the Dream Eye Clinic staff. They not only anticipated but addressed the questions, concerns, and discomforts I experienced. Additionally, they've tailored their care to match my unique recovery condition. My affinity for the staff is great, for I attribute their help to the reason why I can miraculously see without glasses.
Finally, what else do you want to tell us (our medical staffs, doctors, and nurses)? (Anything is OK including some of your wishes that may inform us to improve ourselves.)
In conclusion, I would simply like to thank the doctor and his staff for their exceptional treatment, care, and encouragement. They've been most helpful, realistic, and accomodating. I truly believe I can attend Dream Eye Clinic at any time and receive all I could dream for—after all, they've already provided me my sight