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LASIK eye surgery: best decision of my life

It’s been over 4 months since I had LASIK eye surgery and I cannot imagine my life with glasses anymore. I never wore contacts. Tried them a few times when I was younger, and I couldn’t get used to sticking my fingers in my eyes. I’ve worn glasses since I was 15, and full-time for the past 4 or 5 years.

The freedom from frames is an amazing feeling. Best $3,000 ever spent. It even tops the purchase of my $3,000+ 24” iMac computer if you can believe that!

Reasons why getting LASIK surgery was one of the best decisions of my life:

  • Surgery was quick and (relatively) painless (the only thing that hurt was when they had to use that tool to keep my eyes open, and I’m a huge baby and it was just kind of uncomfortable)
  • Surgery was cheap considering the benefits associated with it (I had $1,580 or $2,980 options, and chose the more expensive procedure)
  • I had 20/20 vision less than 1 hour after surgery
  • I don’t have to pay $200+ for new glasses every few years
  • I don’t have to worry about my glasses getting foggy when I go hiking
  • I don’t have to worry about my glasses slipping down my nose when I sweat
  • I don’t have to worry about my glasses getting raindrops all over them whenever it’s raining
  • I don’t feel dizzy anymore (sometimes I wouldn’t wear glasses – like for field hockey)
  • I can buy cheap, fun sunglasses instead of lame prescription ones (I never wore contacts)
  • I don’t have to worry about losing/breaking/scratching my glasses
  • When I get up in the morning, I don’t have to fumble around for my glasses
  • I can lie down on the couch and watch TV without worrying about bending the frames
  • I feel more confident now

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


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