Laser Surgery – The Small Stuff

It is now more than two months since I have had my laser eye surgery, thanks to Optical Express.  I am finally at the point that I am not pushing up imaginary specs on the bridge of my nose every four minutes and I am really thankful that I was given this wonderful opportunity.  So I have decided to do a small things so you can see the joy too.

no specs


  • Waking up and being able to see the small face snuggled next to me clearly.
  • Being able to look at the alarm clock and read the time without putting on my glasses.
  • Being able to see in the shower.
  • No glasses to steam up when I come out of the cold in to the warm.
  • Not wishing that my glasses had windscreen wipers in the rain
  • Being able to see my eyes more clearly and therefore, the bags underneath them.
  • The joy of trying to find sunglasses in the winter and those sunglasses not having to be special prescription ones.
  • Knowing that I will not have to wear bifocals or varifocals
  • My glasses not steaming up when I open the oven door
  • Not having to remove my glasses at the hairdressers, which means I can see my hair being cut
  • Being able to straighten my hair without having to remove my specs and being able to see myself in the mirror and therefore, not burning my ear all the time.
  • Being able to go on roller coasters without worrying I will lose my glasses.
  • Not falling asleep in specs and waking up with them bent as I have been laid on them.
  • No more costs associated with new glasses each year and the horror of finding frames that suit me.
  • Did I say that swimming is fun again……

So would I do it again?  Yes I would.  I am still having a few issues with dry eyes and night time halos round lights when driving, but that is getting better and better each week.


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10 Responses

Mum | 02.04.13

I admire your bravery having the surgery. I am a whimp and am sticking with contact lenses. I like the list. The good bit about glasses is when there is something gorey on telly, I can easi;ly no look properly. Good luck

You look lovely without your glasses. As a specs wearer I can understand all of the above.

Heather | 02.04.13

I nodded along to each of your points. Oh what I wouldn’t give for surgery!

Hazel | 02.04.13

I too agreed with all your points especially not being able to see the alarm clock and not being able to read the labels on the shampoo bottles in the shower.

Gillian | 02.04.13

I like your list. It’s so often the little things that make the difference, isn’t it? I am a little long sighted and wear contacts so fortunately I can see things like the alarm clock fine. But the swimming issue…I never know whether to wear my contacts and then forgo being able to fully put my head under the water, or be “blind” and swim properly but come out with aching eyes and a headache! Good for you though.

Gillian x

Becky | 02.04.13

Well Done Jen! I’ve very impressed you were brave enough. I would love to have it done! I HATE glasses!!! You look lovely :)

Rachael | 02.04.13

Ah, it’s a wonderful thing isn’t it? I had mine done before I had my first child and for a few years is was fantastic. My eyesight has deteriorated since so I am back to wearing my specs. It’s nowhere near as bad as it used to be though so I can get away without them at a push. Swimming is great, I can spot my children across the pool, but I wouldn’t want to drive or watch too much TV without them. Good luck!

wendy | 02.04.13

Jen you look lovely without your glasses and you sound much happier as well. Well done for being brave and having it done.

Looking lovely with no glasses.

Its not until you spell out the small things that you realise how annoying wearing glasses is.

I was offered it but for a variety of reasons it wasn’t for me. I have to say that a lot of the things on your list would be things I’d love to be able to do! Maybe one day I’ll get it done!

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