By Mona Goudarzian, Marketing & PR Coordinator
You had your LASIK surgery in June with Dr. Richard. Tell us about your experience.
Honestly, it was the easiest process. It was way easier than I thought it was going to be. It took about 15 minutes. I was in and out. It was painless.
What was the status of your eyesight before surgery?
Before I had to have glasses on all the time. I couldn’t drive. I couldn’t’ read. I couldn’t find anything without my glasses. If I wanted to wear makeup or sunglasses, I had to wear contacts. My vision was -3.25/-3.5, nearsighted, so I could see near me, but not far away.
How is your eyesight now?
I see perfectly. I can drive without my glasses. I can see a lot more detail than even when I had my glasses on. I remember the first time when I went driving at night, I could see a lot more than what I would see with glasses on. Driving has been a big change.
What is the biggest change in your life due to your improved eyesight?
I went to the beach and I was wearing sunglasses the entire time. I didn’t have to constantly worry about crushing my glasses. I could go into the water with zero concern. A huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. No more prescription glasses have been a huge saving as well.
What would you tell someone that is considering LASIK surgery?
I would tell them that they should go for it. It’s the best decision that I have made. I don’t regret it one bit. No more contacts, you don’t have to worry about that ever again. I’m super thankful for the experience and the opportunity. Thank you.
Dr. Gregory Richard (Ree-shard) is an ophthalmologist at The Corvallis Clinic and specializes in LASIK surgery.
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To schedule a LASIK consultation with Dr. Richard, please call 541-754-1271.