I have some exciting news! I finally got Lasik surgery done. I can see without contacts or glasses! This is so amazing! I have been wanting Lasik for years. It is much cheaper here in Costa Rica. I had planned on getting it done in late December/ Early January. I had to go to the doctors so he could exam my eyes to see if it was eligible for the surgery. I had made the appointment for this past Monday in San Jose. I took a shuttle out Saturday afternoon and came back Monday Evening.
My appointment was Monday at 9am. I showed up on time. I filled out the normal paperwork for the doctors. Then they did some pretty basic eye exams that I have had done many times before. The doctor used a special light to see if there was anything wrong with my eyes. My eyes were fine so he said I could go ahead and book the appointment. I told them the dates that I was available. Since the office ladies only speak Spanish I had a translator. The translator spoke to the office lady, then asked if I wanted to get the surgery done today. I was surprised and shocked. I replied “suuuure, as long as I can be back at the hotel by 1pm for my bus home. They got the doctor to double check if this was alright.
Within an hour, I was in the “operating” room being given directions, eye drops, and protective gear. The surgery was super quick. I don’t want to say it was easy because it wasn’t easy for me. I had to keep my eyes straight without moving. I could see everything that was going on with the laser and the doctor. My eye sight changed a few times during the procedure so it was freaking me out a bit. I had to be conscious of my breathing and my eye movements. It was very tough for me.
I was unable to see clearly for the rest of the day. It was super blurry and my eyes watered. The translator made sure I got into the correct Uber, going to the correct hotel. The people at the doctors were amazing. I would go back there again for any eye needs. I had to rest my eyes while I was at the hotel because they were sore and watery. I really could barely see anything. I had to wear these big ol’ sunglasses.
I took the bus the 5 hours home. My eye sight was slightly better when I got home. I could tell that they would be okay. Once I got home I put my drops in my eyes. I have to wear
these plastic things over my eyes when I sleep so that I don’t rub or hurt them. I woke up the next day and my eye sight was pretty good. I was amazed. I was still sensitive to light pretty badly. I could see though so that’s all that mattered. My eyes have been doing good every the last few days. I have this overwhelming feeling to take my contacts out before going to bed. That will be something I have to get used to. I have worn contacts for over 15 years.
I am very blessed and happy with the surgery. It is amazing what the technology can do. It is amazing!! I am still in shock that I got the surgery. It is surreal that I can see without contacts or glasses. Life is good!