Post-Lasik Thoughts

It has been almost 7 months since my EpiLasik at Eagle Eye Centre (EEC). It took me really long to write this post because of a series of events and some mixed feelings. I am still very glad that I am free from glasses-wearing (for now) and I guess it’s time for me to pen down some thoughts and updates.

When I wrote about “How Myopia Affected My┬áLife“, I was more or less resigned to the fate that I will never be able to do any water sports nor look good WITHOUT my thick glasses at all times. Then shortly after, I was being assessed by EEC and given the go-ahead for the lasik and cornea-strengthening procedures. I had both procedures done in the same day in April this year. It took less than 15 mins and I was out of the operating theatre. Regular reviews were done to ensure fast and successful recovery. I visited the clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena countless of times on top of the times I was supposed to because I am paranoid like that.

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Suffering a Retina Tear

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.

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