Hollin’s PRK Story
Hi my name is Hollin W. and I had PRK at Aurora LASIK. I work with Dr. Rudd, so I felt like he was very qualified to do the procedure on my eyes and I felt comfortable since I knew him personally. I don’t think anybody actually like glasses and contacts, so no I did not like them. They alter things you can do, especially if it’s raining, which here in Washington it is all the time. It’s just a hassle to have to take your glasses on and off. Sometimes if it was raining too much, I’d take them off, run blindly to wherever I had to go, and then put them back on. I was always one of those people that didn’t like things close to my eye, so it made me kind of nervous. But when I met Dr. Rudd, and I worked with him for quite a while, it put me a little more at ease knowing, and I saw a lot of his patients who came out of it with great results. It made me feel better about my choice. Best decision I’ve ever made, for sure.
I was really nervous, but they kept telling me that they never do surgery on someone who isn’t actually comfortable with it. They make sure you are really comfortable and explain things and if you have any doubts, they’ll go over it with you. When I was actually in there doing the procedure, I got to hold a Mike Wazowski toy and that was pretty awesome. They ladies here and Dr. Rudd make it really fantastic.
Waking up in the morning and not having to grab my glasses or waking up in the middle of the night having to go to the bathroom and not tripping over my dog, I can see where I’m going and its great. Even Mount Rainier, it just looks more crisp, almost like a painting, whereas with my glasses and contacts, I don’t think I fully grasped it. It wasn’t as beautiful.
With your vision, you’re not compromised in doing anything anymore. Basically, I can do anything I want without glasses or contacts now. It’s pretty amazing honestly, I’d recommend it for anybody. I actually tell my friends, “You definitely should do this.” It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever done, I would not take it back.