The day after SMILE

Yesterday, I had the refractive eye surgery, SMILE, performed so that I can see without the aid of glasses or contacts. Since I was a child, I wanted to have my severe nearsightedness corrected. As an adult, I found that I was not a candidate for LASIK or PRK. Recently, I even explored ICL, before the minimally invasive SMILE was suggested to me. I leapt at the opportunity.

Folks, the glory of the day after receiving refractive eye surgery can scarcely be described. Even immediately after the procedure, I sat up and could read the very large letters on the machine where just twenty minutes prior, I couldn’t perceive that there was a raised platform in the room and had to be guided to the operating table.

I’ll simply leave you with some pictures of my latest adventure.

The last moments of glasses. (The red dot indicates my right eye, an important distinction because my prescription is different from eye to eye.)
The moments before the moment the truth. I was nervous. There are risks.
Eye protection is very important afterward! I had some hot chocolate, because I wasn’t allowed caffeine prior to the procedure. (Notice the low left shoulder.)

Have you had refractive eye surgery? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments below, or at your next appointment. I’m so happy to report that I can see much better!

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