May 29, 2023

I can see clearly now – and it’s raining.

It’s raining outside, and I CAN SEE IT WITHOUT MY GLASSES!!! I had LASIK on Monday and it’s great!

For those who don’t know me I recently developed an allergy to my contacts, and wearing glasses to play hockey or softball was just awkward. It’s only been 2 days since I had it, and already I can see 20/25 and have no pain. The first day, my eyes felt like there was something in them all day and everything looked like I was underwater. After sleeping on it (with these awkward goggles) I woke up to seeing very clearly.

If anybody’s considering LASIK, don’t let the videos they show you scare you. It’s all really quick and painless. I got there at about 1:45 and by 1:50 they were already checking my vision to make sure I was ok with how they were going to correct it. I was then given a valium (great stuff!) and led into the laser room.

The whole procedure took less than a half hour and was very painless. It’s a weird feeling to feel a razor cut your eye, and the machine puts a LOT of pressure on you when it’s working – but no pain. Afterwards everything looked like I was underwater, but still better than without my glasses. My eyes even felt very dry and burned a bit similiar to when you get chlorine in them.

Within a few hours my left eye was great while my right eye remained blurry. This really threw off my depth perception and I became really bored without being able to drive, watch tv, or read. I listened to the entire works of Charlie Robinson before going to the bar and putting up with all the “Bring it here Ricky” comments due to my weird looking goggles.

All in all I’m happy. It was a bit expensive, but if I don’t have to wear glasses or contacts until I’m 40 it will pay for itself. My right eye is still 20/25 but she said it can take up to a week to fully clear up. About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website:


  1. r.i.p. doggybag