I just had Bladeless Lasik performed on both my eyes yesterday. The actual surgery and experience immediately afterward was much smoother than I expected.
In preparation for the surgery, I visited TLC Waltham 2 times. The first for an assessment, and once more for a pre-op check. Both times the staff were very prompt and friendly. Dr. Lin Chia and Jim Bulter were very helpful at explaining everything I was to expect during the procedure and how to prepare. Overall, the TLC staff gave me thoughtful, personalized care even though I know they see a large amount of patients.
The surgery itself is an odd enough experience that it was a little scary at the beginning, like taking an airplane for the first time. But Dr. Villazon and Jim were talking to me the whole time, which really calmed me down. During the surgery, which only take a few minutes altogether, I felt no pain at all. There was pressure from the way they hold your eye open, which is a weird feeling but more from it being so out of the ordinary.
Afterwards I ate a pizza and fell asleep for 8 hours. During that time, I didn’t want to open my eyes because everything seemed very bright, and my eyes felt like there was dust in them, but I had no real pain.
As of my post op meeting this morning, everything is healing smoothly and I see better than with my contacts or glasses. I agree with the other reviewers that if you can afford it, I would strongly recommend it.