posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 12:38 AM
I got lazik while I was in Korea, so you might not have access to the same options? I don't know. While, I was in Korea, though, there were two
different options. There, you pay everything up front. There were no payment plans. So, because I was a couple hundred dollars short, I couldn't go
with the first option. But that would have been the very best. The first option was to pay 2,000,000 Korean won (About $2,000 USD) and they wouldn't
have to cut anything at all. They could have just lazered my eyes as they were. No surgery, no cutting that creepy eye flap. Nothing. In that case, no
downside at all. Unfortunately, I didn't actually have that much at the moment, so I went with the normal option.
The surgery was quick. I was given two options afterwards. I could have them put the special contacts on my eyes and I could go home right away, but I
would have to return the next day. Or, I could stick around for three hours whilst one of the nurses kept an eye on my eyes and administered the eye
drops. I did the later. They tell you not to blink too hard, or you could accidentally wrinkle the eyeflap, which would totally mess up your vision.
You're not allowed to touch your face or scratch anywhere near your eyes. I wasn't allowed to shower for three days, and pools and saunas you can't
go to for like 2-4 weeks, I forget how long. You administer eye drops every few hours. Some drops every couple hours, some twice a day, one right
before bed. And then you have to wear those goggles at night. I can sleep comfortably without moving, so I felt I was safe enough to just not wear
Downside: Right after the surgery, they told me to go home and try to keep my eyes closed as much as possible. Rest and all that. I was told that
sometimes your vision would get blurry for a bit, but then it'd clear up. And might do that a couple times. But that it was okay. For me, my eyesight
was clear straight from the surgery. Everything was crystal clear, and I didn't want to rest at all. You're not supposed to drive or use machinery,
so I brought my sister with me to make sure I could get home safely afterward... and all I really wanted to do after the surgery was go to the movies.
She wouldn't let me.
That's all I can think of. It really was painless and quick and not traumatizing at all. It'll be worth it!