Patient Review from Zackery Thornton

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In this I LOVE MY LASIK! Review, Zack shares his experience as a LASIK of Nevada patient. He reviews:

  • Why he decided to have LASIK
  • His research
  • the LASIK of Nevada staff
  • how bad his eyesight was pre-procedure
  • the day of his procedure
  • his results
  • how LASIK changed his life
  • LASIK as an investment

(His eyesight before LASIK v. after LASIK is amazing!)

Hi! My name is Zach Thornton. I just had LASIK surgery 3 weeks ago.

Before I had LASIK, I used to use glasses, I had contacts, I tried different types of contacts, and they were always falling out. Playing sports was a hassle. I’ve been using them for 15 years, so as most people know, the biggest issue with wearing glasses and contacts is when you wake up in the morning, whether it be from drinking the night before, having a goldfish memory term and forgetting what happened to them, falling over them tangled in your bed, you can never find them. You can also have dry eyes, and headaches that are caused by contacts and all these different things are such a pain and I thought it was easier to have LASIK.

So for researching LASIK of Nevada, it’s kind of a funny story. I was walking by one of my co-workers and she mentioned one day, “Zach, why are you always wearing glasses?” I was like, “I don’t know. I’m not wearing contacts today, I’m kinda lazy.” She’s like, “Why don’t you get LASIK?” Well, with that I did a little bit of research, and I realized that it didn’t take so long to heal. I thought it was like a two or three week process and I was told it was a one day process. So I contacted a couple of people, and they were all pretty forward with the costs, but they didn’t really answer any of my questions. They said, “Oh, it costs this much money, and you need to do this, this and this.” And I was like, “Oh, alright. I still have questions.” They didn’t work well with me. So I called LASIK of Nevada, and every question I kept asking, “Are you comfortable with what you’re doing? Are you comfortable with this?” So I decided to go down, and that same exact day, I felt comfortable enough, I made the decision to have the surgery, so my search really only consisted of about 30 minutes of research, and then I decided to take the plunge.

The LASIK of Nevada staff was probably the most different staff that I’ve experienced. They feel almost like family. They treat you differently. You don’t think they’re treating you for you for your money. They don’t look at you as dollars, it really felt like they actually cared. Everyone was really considerate, they answered all of my questions, and they went past the point of comfort. They were always, “Are you okay? Are you hungry?” Some of them tried to feed me…so there are a couple different things. I think LASIK of Nevada, hands down, has the best customer experience I’ve ever dealt with.

So the procedure was actually the easiest part. It made me feel comfortable knowing that they wanted to cross all their T’s and dot all their I’s. But finally when it comes to it, they bring you into a room, they hand you Skittles, which is this worm-looking thing that’s really weird. The surgery probably took 3 or 4 minutes, and then afterwards, I opened my eyes and I could already tell it was improving, and it was crazy how fast everything reacted. With the results of the procedure, first off I’d like to say what my prescription was beforehand. So if you look at the big “E,” I couldn’t see the big “E.” That was kind of blurry and I was unfamiliar. And then, the very next day when I came in, less than 24 hours later, I came in with a little above 20/15 vision, so if 20/20 is standard, I actually have better than standard vision after the surgery. So, since the procedure, there have been a couple of different things I’ve noticed. They’re smaller things you wouldn’t really notice unless you’re paying attention. Of course I had the surgery so I did notice them. Waking up in the morning is awesome. Instead of having to feel around and look for glasses and feel for these kinds of things, I just stumble into the shower, not turning on any lights, not worrying about anything. I just take the shower, it’s nice and relaxing, you don’t wake up like, “Oh, I need contact solution.” I don’t need to go to the store. I don’t need glasses cases. If I have to travel, I don’t have to travel; I don’t have to worry about any of that. The ease of mind, in today’s society everyone’s super busy; it’s just one less thing to stress about.

So was LASIK worth the investment, absolutely! If you’re an active person, you’re an active reader, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, and you’re constantly using your eyes. It’s probably one of the most important things in everyone’s life. I play sports, I do all these different things, working on computers nowadays, everyone’s constantly using vision and it’s probably one of the most important investments you can have outside of your brain.