Kerry Mahoney

Thursday, October 02, 2014

One would think that working at Boston Laser would have made my decision to have laser vision correction easier. For a year I watched patients come in after their procedures and their results were phenomenal! I finally got too jealous of all of these people who were throwing out their glasses and decided that it was time for me to have my own eyes corrected. Once my decision was made, Dr. Melki walked me through the process, giving me his recommendation for my eyes and making sure that I understood all of the pros and cons.

My decision was made. I scheduled my procedure for a Friday afternoon and spent all morning a nervous wreck. I wish I had known how easy the procedure was – I could have saved myself a lot of anxiety! I was given my postoperative instructions and my Valium, which helped with my nerves. The surgery itself took no more that 15 minutes and I couldn’t feel anything! My eyes were numbed and my only job was to focus on a red light. After the procedure, I was instructed to keep my eyes closed for fifteen minutes so Dr. Melki could determine how my eyes were healing. After getting checked, I was ready to go home and take a nap.

When I woke up after my nap, my vision was still blurry but I could already see clearer! The big change came the next morning after a full night’s sleep. I took off my shields and couldn’t believe my eyes! I hadn't been able to see that clearly without glasses since I was five years old. The change in my vision was unbelievable. I drove myself to my one-day follow up and was told by Dr. Melki that I could already see the 20/25 line on the eye chart! I was amazed!

It’s been over three years since I've had my eyes corrected and my vision hasn't changed at all. I'm still 20/20 at distance and don't need glasses for near or distance. One thing is for sure – after having worn glasses and contacts for over 15 years, I don’t take this new vision for granted. I still remember what it was like to wear my coke-bottle glasses – I just wish I hadn’t waited so long to get rid of them!

Kerry Mahoney,       Surgical Coordinator-Boston Laser

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