About six weeks ago I went in for a free consultation because I’ve been thinking about lasik for years. I am now 33 years old and have been wearing glasses and/or contacts since high school. TLC clearly puts a lot of time into making patients well-informed and comfortable—the office itself is nice/clean/inviting, the friendly staff, and the upfront, all-inclusive pricing. Something like two pre-op visits, the surgery, and seven or eight postop visits over the next year are included in the one price. I like that!
I knew the price was in the ballpark of others, and I did not bother getting second opinions or quotes. I was thoroughly impressed and convinced that TLC would do a good job with my vision.
I ultimately had to have PRK instead of Lasik because I had too many scratches on my eyes from poor contact maintenance in my younger years. The surgery itself lasted maybe 15 minutes and felt more like an eye exam, thanks to anesthetic eyedrops. Following surgery, I only took ibuprofen as a precaution and never had pain, just some slight discomfort in the days following the surgery when you have a regimen of eyedrops and wear a protective contact lens for a few days. I am currently one week out from surgery, and working at home on my computer and able to see perfectly well far into the distance! It’s pretty remarkable what a 15 minute surgery can do — and I am glad I finally pulled the trigger.