Joni O.

Today, I woke up after 12 hours of hard sleep and peeled the sticky tape from around my eyes. I could see the oaks outside my window. I could see the pictures hanging by the stairs. I could see each individual blade on the fan above. I could see my sweet dog and my amazing husband.

This is a significant day because for the first time ever, I could see everything around me without putting on glasses or pressing contact lenses into my eyes. Since 5th grade, my vision progressively deteriorated to a -6.00 prescription in each eye. Life without corrective lenses was blurry and blobby.

Yesterday, I got brave and went to Accuvision Laser Eye Centers and it took less than 15 minutes to correct my vision in both eyes. The laser for the correction part of the procedure took 11 seconds each time. 20+ years of bad vision literally burned away.

Exactly 24 hours later, I can’t believe that I am seeing everything with my own eyes. For the first time, I am out of the house without glasses or contacts. I cant put into words how excited I am. Everyone I’ve come in contact with today — the people at Starbucks and at the donut place (yes, im celebrating a little!), even the dude in the concrete truck who waved back at my wildly grinning face this morning — probably all think im a crazy person.

But, I can see, with my own eyes. And I just can’t stop smiling!