My Lasik Surgery
After years of waiting to undergo Lasik Surgery, I finally had the procedure performed on my eyes. The catalist was the arrival of our daughter Hunter (September 12, 2009). I underwent the procedure on October 09, 2009, less than a month after her birth.
I had put the procedure off for several years because of time; because of work; and because as a surgeon, I perform microscopic surgery and I was concerned that Lasik would affect my ability to see things up close. But when a child wakes at 3:00 a.m. in the morning, a dad does not want to first reach for and then search for glasses (which the child had earlier hidden between the mattress and the bedframe), I knew it was time. I’m glad I underwent the procedure. It also gave me a good sense of what my patients experience. Today, I wake, perhaps not happily, during the night (we have night owls), but I do so knowing that I can see what’s going on and I’m comforted knowing that I am able to react in an emergency or if one of the little ones just need a hug back to sleep.