New sight

Spectacles. I have had a few different ones over the years:

Age 15

Age 26

Age 28

I have needed corrective lenses of some form for about twenty years or so now. Maybe even longer than that, but it was the summer between my 5th and 6th grade years that my parents finally realized (and I admitted too) that I should probably see an eye doctor when I had to sit right up by the TV in order to play my Nintendo games. And sure enough, we found out that yes, I definitely needed glasses.

It didn't bother me, in fact, growing up I used to think it was cool when my friends ended up getting glasses and actually used to secretly hope I might need them too. Yeah, strange kid right? Not worried about being teased or anything.

Of course, a few short years later when boys and makeup entered my world I got a little more vein and decided to go for contact lenses. I stuck with them a pretty long time too, giving it up after moving on campus my junior year of college due to pretty much just being tired of dealing with them and having to lug stuff back and forth from my parents house to campus.
And then I went back to them once again after I had my first real job, because I did enjoy not having to deal with glasses, especially in working with kids. I had them through my wedding and even into the first couple of years we were married and then gave up on them once again when Nate was out of work and I couldn't justify the expense of them any longer. So it's been back to glasses ever since mid 2008.

So now you're probably wondering, where am I going with this? Well I had to build suspense see, because I am excited to announce that I have made the major decision to have Lasik Eye Surgery. No joke.

I have thought about it often in the past but kind of cast it off because I figured, it's pretty spendy, I don't need to spend that kind of money. Nate actually thought about it more seriously than I did at one point and even had a consultation about eight years ago. At that time, he was definitely not a candidate though, so neither of us gave much thought to it again.

Flash forward to the last few months and it turns out, Nate's IT firm provides support for a brand new eye clinic that specializes in Lasik. And it also turns out they are offering a discount to the employees of Nate's work and their spouses. So he and I talked a bit about it and decided, couldn't hurt for me to get the consultation done and just see what we could find out.

Turns out I'm a perfect candidate. After walking through all the specifics with the awesome staff at the clinic I decided that yes, I want to do this. So, in a couple of weeks I'll go in for a relatively short procedure, and will be able to see that very same day. Without glasses. Or lenses. Just out of the eyes I was born with for the first time in over twenty years. I am so excited. More to come after the surgery so stay tuned!


Gina said...

Like I told you earlier, I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to go shopping for cute sunglasses this year!!!

Julie said...

I'm so jealous. I don't think I could do it. I can't stand anyone touching my eyes, let alone myself. Good luck!

Jes said...

Good luck dear! I hope it works out well for you!