Blurred Lines

Somewhere between middle school and high school, I started wearing glasses. I don’t recall the year or age. All I know is that I hated them.  In high school, I stopped wearing glasses and started wearing contacts.

Less geeky right!!!

For the last 20+ years, I’ve been switching between contacts and glasses, but for the last year, I’ve been wearing glasses.

I didn’t like’em but a girl got to see. 

As I get older my vision gets worse.

A couple weeks ago I was speaking with a co-worker about me needing to get a new pair of glasses.

She posed the question, “why don’t you get Lasik?”

I was like Lasik, I said: ” I thought about it when it first popped off and haven’t thought about it again.” She told me she had the procedure performed 10 years ago and it was the best decision she made.

That same day I went online and booked a consultation for the next day at 7am. With Dr. Eugene Smith of Lasik Plus in the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Ga.

The next day I arrived at his office promptly at 7am the next day. I was greeted by the receptionist. I had to complete medical and patient information forms. Then an eye examination was performed.

In between the eye exam and waiting to see the doctor, I spoke with some of the staff members about the procedure pros and cons if they had the procedure done. The ones that had the procedure stated it was the best thing they had ever done.

I was then seen by Dr. Patel we chatted about what brought me into the office, she read my chart and examined my eyes. Then informed me I was a candidate for Lasik surgery.

I was like whaaaat!!!!!!!!! Nervous ass hell… 

I began to ask her several questions about vision loss, the worst that can happen, side effects, how long does the procedure take etc.

She answered all of my questions and then some. She assured me that I would be taken care of.

I left that day excited about my surgery date scheduled for the following week on a Wednesday at 7am.

On Wednesday morning, I arrived at the office and went through the intake procedures. My eyes were re-examined by Dr. Patel and Dr. EI Eugene Smith.  After being seen by Dr. Smith he informed me I had scar tissue in my left eye. He asked if anyone had informed me of the scar tissue. I told him no.

We discussed what will happen if I decided to do the surgery. He told me nothing my vision will be the same as if I was wearing glasses. After receiving his feedback, I made a conscious decision to continue with the surgery.

I was then seen by another staff member she then went over aftercare. The do’s and don’ts after having Lasik.

I was then taken to the outpatient surgery room with the doctor. In 10 minutes the procedure was performed.


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Literally 2 minutes after the surgery


As soon as I raised up, I could tell a big difference in my vision.

As everyone said before me, this was the best decision I made.

If you are tired of glasses or contacts and are looking for an alternative, try Lasik.

Research then schedule your consultation with a doctor in your area. If you are in Atlanta, visit Lasik Plus in the Galleria and let them Azeta Joel referred you.

Lasik Plus

200 Galleria Parkway
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339


(866) 921-2392

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