If I had used the word “traumatizing” often in the past, I must not have known the real meaning behind this word until May 17, 2017. Since I started specs-wearing from the age of 8, I built up the phobia of deteriorating vision and blindness. I maneuvered around darkness in my own familiar surrounding well (i was literally half blind with my severe myopia), but I feared, and still fear darkness to the extent that I might suffer a panic attack should I not control the paranoia.
A decade ago, I was extremely dejected when I found out I couldn’t have Lasik done like any other normal person. A decade later, I was overwhelmed at this new chance to see the world without the aid of any kind of lenses!
It didn’t occur to me to seek another professional advice or treatment after a lasik centre in Paragon diagnosed me with Keratoconus (KC) and abandoned me at that point of time. I let myself mourned over the fact that I will be condemned to glasses-wearing for the rest of my life and perhaps even risk going blind.
Neither did I know that years down the road, the technology made it possible to halt the progression of KC and also strengthen the cornea. I am thankful that I published “How Myopia Affected My Life” and posted it on Facebook. Someone on Facebook recommended me to see Dr Julian Theng from Eagle Eye Centre as she has had her eyes (which was in a worse condition as compared to mine) treated. Thank you, Evelyn!