Dana's Diary - My LASIK Eye Surgery Journey

October 6th, 2021

Since I had my LASIK surgery, I have had so many people reach out and tell me how their vision is – whether they had had corrective vision surgery or have been thinking about it for years. I love that we can share this journey together and I am overwhelmed at all the love and support out there!

Every day I think about all the things that are much easier now that I can see, that I never realized before. I was just used to it.

Since people keep asking me my most dramatic, funny, klutzy story from when I wore glasses, I want to hear some from you!

Here is mine:

When I was about 16/17, my family went to Lake Shasta and rented a houseboat for a week. On one of those days, we also rented a jetski. At the time, I only wore glasses, as did my uncle who was almost legally blind himself. At one point, he and I decided to go out on the jetski together. We didn't want to lose our glasses, so we both left them on the houseboat. If you didn't already know, I like to drive FAST. Especially when a jetski is involved. We were hauling tail all over the lake. And for me, it was all a literal blur. We were able to steer clear of boats, but quite a few times we had to stop and idle, just to see what the smaller blurs on the water's surface were. We had to float right up to a piece of driftwood to just identify what it was! All in all, we had a ton of fun, but when we returned, everyone pointed out that the two of the blindest people on the boat went jetskiing together. Something I wouldn't recommend these days, but a fond memory I look back on. It's not something that either of us have to worry about anymore (my uncle also had LASIK done at Griffin & Reed Eye Care)!

Tell me yours at @thedogandjoeanddanashow.

To learn more about LASIK and how you can ditch your glasses, visit lasikworld.com for your free consultation!


September 17th, 2021

What these last 2 weeks have meant to me…

It has been 2 weeks since my LASIK eye surgery at Griffin & Reed Eye Care and I am so happy I finally made this decision! It is funny, after years of going back and forth with this decision, it turns out I was worried about nothing! It was so simple, fast and pain-free!

The best part of the last two weeks has been waking up and not needing to put my glasses on just to see my family or make a cup of tea! All the little things that people take for granted were a cumbersome process for me with glasses and contacts: working out, playing with my kids, riding bikes, swimming, etc.

I am so excited to go see Hamilton live – see it clearly, that is! And I'll be going to Aftershock too, this time with NORMAL sunglasses, not those Coke bottle prescription sunglasses I used to have!!! No more half-inch thick extra appendages for me! And I don't have to deal with contacts anymore either; no more putting them in every morning and taking them out every night, something I didn't realize was so habitual until I didn't have to do it anymore.

If you want more information about my amazing doctors, visit lasikworld.com to schedule your free LASIK consultation. You will be glad you did!


September 3rd, 2021

Well…Today is the day! After this morning, I will no longer have to wear my glasses or contacts!! Can I just tell you how excited I am?!? I have been thinking about having LASIK corrective eye surgery for years and am finally doing it.

To be honest, I was always a little afraid and just over all nervous about this surgery…It’s my EYES!! I know ton of people who have had it done and they all LOVE it, but still, it was a big decision for me.

What ultimately led me to this decision was talking to Dr. Maboudi, my Ophthalmologist at Dr, Griffin and Reed. She made me feel so comfortable, and with all her years of experience, I know I am in good hands.

I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow for the first time in over 20 years and NOT reach for my glasses!

Continue to check back for my story as I navigate this new, clear world! Please visit lasikworld.com for more information about LASIK and complete eye care.


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