Have you ever wondered what it would be like to no longer need to wear glasses or contacts after you’ve relied on them for years? What if you could see road signs sharply in the distance while driving, or if your children’s faces were no longer slightly out of focus when you didn’t have your glasses on?
Gavin, a business owner and father of two young children, had been envisioning such scenarios after wearing glasses or contacts for 24 years since he was in the 6th grade.
“My eyesight has been terrible since I was a kid,” he said. “If I didn’t have my contacts or glasses I couldn’t see past 15-feet, so I wore glasses all through school.” When Gavin was in his late teens, his eye doctor told him he’d be a good candidate for LASIK once the development of his eyes stabilized in his mid-to-late 20s.
“He knew I’d be a good candidate in part because I’m a bad patient,” Gavin laughed, explaining, “I didn’t take great care of my eyes then, and until LASIK I wore contacts until I couldn’t see out of them. I wore monthly contacts, which are the longest you can buy, and I didn’t take them out when I should have.” (more…)