Kayla's LASIK Story
KAYLA DIEZ’S LASIK JOURNEY
My name is Kayla Diez, and I am an ophthalmic technician here at Aurora LASIK. I’ve only been here a few months, but I’ve been in eye care for about two and a half years now, and I absolutely love it. I have been in glasses and contacts since I was in 5th grade. It started out with sports where I couldn’t see the ball anymore, and that’s an issue! I’ve always wanted to get LASIK done so that’s what I am finally doing today, going 20/20 in 2020 - it's the perfect year - and I’ve been looking forward to it for years just like everyone else that has looked into doing LASIK. I am super pumped.
WHY LASIK NOW?
With all the things that are going on, and with essential workers having to wear a lot more protective gear especially the masks, if you have glasses there is a tendency to have your glasses fog up, which can get very very irritating. I think it’s the perfect time, so that I am working to the best of my ability with the patients that I have here and in order to get through the exams as best as we can.
POST LASIK… HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?
Before the surgery, I wasn’t that nervous at all. Of course, my nerves totally picked up right before the surgery, but I knew the team I was working with and I knew what good hands I was in. When I went home, I was expecting to be in some pain but honestly it wasn’t even that bad. The surgery itself wasn’t anything too uncomfortable. They talk you all the way through it. The instructions at home were super easy - to go to sleep, to keep yourself comfortable… and I was. I actually came in the next morning and worked my shift. So I was completely comfortable.
The best thing since I got LASIK is actually kind of the smaller things, like not having to wear glasses to put makeup on, or if my husband is telling me to look at something on the TV I don’t have to say, “Oh hold on! Let me put my glasses on!” Small things have been the biggest change for me. Obviously the big things like driving without glasses or the irritation of contacts every day have been amazing too. My vision is 20/15! I have never seen 20/15 in my life, it is awesome. I am thrilled to have made the decision to have LASIK, it’s been awesome. To anyone that’s on the fence about getting LASIK, I have to say just take the plunge. This is the best decision I have ever made and I know that I am a technician here so everyone might think that maybe my opinion is a little biased, but it truly has been life changing. Honestly I can’t say amazing enough!