Some of you may know that my wife received Lasik eye surgery last summer. The procedure was done by one of the best eye doctors in the country (hey, I just trying to be light-hearted). While the title of this article might seem a little farfetched, it speaks volumes to the impact that Lasik had on my wife.
Prior to the surgery, my wife’s vision wasn’t great. She couldn’t see anything close to her and reading wasn’t even an option without sunglasses. After the surgery, her entire world changed in front of her eyes.
Here’s how Lasik surgery changed my wife’s life:
1 – She sleeps better because she can read at night
Many Americans choose to read before bed (and for good reason). Reading has been shown to reduce stress and help people fall asleep fast; much better than watching the Television. Yes, my wife could have opted for simple wear her glasses as she read, but she often complained that she had to strain her eyes.
2 – The House Is Cleaner
Trust me, she told me to write this section in the article (I’m not saying the house was dirty before!). My wife has always been a bit ADD when it comes to keeping a clean house. She kept is spotless when her vision was good, but she admits her skills went south as her vision left her.
After the Lasik, my wife is able to spot the tiniest of things. Say goodbye to small gatherings of dust, and our utensils are spotless. There isn’t a place in our entire house that is dirty. Thank you, Lasik.
3 – She Found A Great Epilator (say what?)
This one might be embarrassing and the most shocking. Most women prefer to shave their legs with a manual shaver. Well, my wife wasn’t able to shave effectively when her vision was at its worst. Not only would their be areas of hair growth, it was unsafe because she was cutting her skin from time to time.
After the surgery, she was able to see what the manual shaver had done to her legs. She was outraged and upset. She decided that she would need an alternative to shaving. She went online and found a shaving device called an epilator (click here if you have no idea what it is–it’s okay, I didn’t). She ended up finding a top rated epilator and has been using with smiles.
The only downside is that the epilating process takes longer than a regular shave. But we are both happy because her legs are able to heal (and her eyes are happy about that).
Yes, my wife can finally exercise in a way that is fun for her. When her eyesight was bad she was forced to run on the treadmill, which isn’t something she loves to do. Her passion has always been tennis, especially with friends.
Wearing glasses and playing tennis is definitely possible and has tried it many times. You may start to see the point: She didn’t like the idea of glasses. The glasses got in her way when playing tennis, and she couldn’t enjoy the experience. She would miss shots that were normally easy for her.
Lasik has given her a big smile as she’s able to play tennis at her full potential.
5 – She Thinks I Look Better
If you made it this far, you know this has been a lighthearted blog post. My wife says she is able to see me clearer than ever. At first, I was scared to know she could she every little detail on my face (and elsewhere).
Of course, she quickly turned the opportunity into a moment of “being cute”. She told me that she can now she how beautiful I am. She says I look handsome!
I will take it.
Let us hear how Lasik has helped your life. You can be serious or funny; it’s your choice!