LASIK Story to Be Free of Glasses

Monday, September 9, 2013

LASIK Story to Be Free of Glasses

Dr. D’Ambrosio prescribed my first pair of glasses at age 3. My family came to the realization that I sat so close to the television as a young child because I couldn’t see it. I always wondered what it would be like to wake up in the morning and be able to see clearly. I was always frustrated that I couldn’t swim and play with my friends freely without constantly worrying about my glasses. When I was age 7, I had a terrible bike-riding accident. My mother constantly reminded me that my glasses saved my vision (after having plastic surgery and 18 stitches disturbingly close to my right eye there is probably a lot of truth to this). This made me grateful in a way to have glasses, but never changed my desire to be free of them.

I begged and pleaded with my parents to allow me to wear contact lenses as I was getting older. They had a very difficult time agreeing with me. When I turned 14, I was finally told I could try contact lenses. I was over the moon!!! The only problem was I never wanted to wear glasses after my new found freedom! There were many instances where I was instructed on proper wearing time and hygiene with contact lenses from the optometrist I followed up with. I have to admit, being a teenager I didn’t take this very seriously. There were many times when I had to take breaks from contact lenses to help improve the condition of my corneas. I always dreamed of the day that I could have refractive surgery, and finally this was an option for me! Dr. Chang informed me that I was a candidate for both PRK and LASIK. I ended up deciding to have PRK. So far in my life this has probably been the best decision I have ever made for myself. I wake up in the morning and everything is so bright and clear. I can fall asleep not worrying that I forgot to take my contact lenses out. I am able to see the clock in the morning. I can go to the beach without having a fit that my contacts are irritating me. I recommend PRK for anyone that is a candidate. I waited far too many years before going through with this and regret it. Many of those don’t know the first step to moving forward with refractive surgery. Dr. D’Ambrosio’s office has FREE consultations to let you know what your refractive options even are!! You have nothing to lose. Best of luck!

Erin C.

Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK care practice with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 that serve the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area.