A Wavefront LASIK Patient's Experience


Jessica had been wearing eyeglasses since she was in sixth grade. She underwent Wavefront LASIK surgery, which typically helps patients achieve 20/20 vision in four to six months. At her follow-up appointment, Jessica describes the incredible feeling of waking up and being able to see without putting on glasses.

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Interviewer: Hey, Jessica, how are you, dear? Jessica: Good, how are you? Interviewer: So how are your new eyes? Jessica: They're great. It's honestly such a nice feeling being able to just wake up and be able to see. Interviewer: And you're kind of like me now. I've been perfect all my life, and you're perfect today. A couple months, and the best is yet to come. We did these Wavefronts, and you usually get 20/20 in about 4 to 6 months, which you are. And 20/15, you'll eat it up, is about 8 to 12 months. The best is yet to come. So tell me about your story before surgery. You were in glass and contacts. Jessica: Correct. Interviewer: And how long have you been using those for? When did you start using it? Jessica: Since I was in the sixth grade, I started. Interviewer: You were a little girl. Jessica: Yes. Interviewer: So you went through elementary, high school, and college with glasses. Jessica: Yes. Interviewer: And what did you not like about them? Jessica: It was just a hassle every morning, having to wake up, always put them in every night. If I was sleeping out somewhere, always having to remember to take them out, change the solution, getting eye infections from not cleaning my contacts well. It's just a mess. Interviewer: A lot of hassles. Jessica: Yes. Interviewer: Any hassles now? Jessica: No. It's so nice just being able to wake up and see. Go to sleep and not have to worry about it. Interviewer: How's the alarm clock in the morning? Always hear that story. Is it clear? Jessica: It's clear. So clear. Interviewer: Was it blurry before surgery? Jessica: Yes. Interviewer: It was hard to see. Jessica: Definitely. Interviewer: The world opens up to you. Jessica: Yes. Interviewer: Yeah, just within 6 minutes, you started to see the next day. Jessica: Yeah. Interviewer: Were you able to drive the next day? Jessica: Definitely. I had no issues with that. Very fast recovery. Interviewer: Yeah. Well, I'm glad you're so happy. Jessica: Thank you. Interviewer: I appreciate all the compliments. You're a very nice patient to take care of in the future. Jessica: Thank you. Interviewer: So the best is yet to come, so just enjoy it. Jessica: Can't wait. Interviewer: Okay. Thank you. Jessica: Thanks.

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Dr. Columbus and his entire staff were professional from the beginning! He listened to all of my questions and concerns about the procedure and answered them completely. The surgery itself was also successful, and despite my vision being extremely poor, I am now able to see nearly 20/20. Ryan J.

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