Thursday, August 28

LASIK Rocks!

On the morning of July 26, Sam & I finally had the chance to give each other our 10 year anniversary gift - LASIK surgery at the American Eye Center in Manila. I have been requesting this surgery since I was in high school! My opthamologist suggested I wait until my vision stopped changing for atleast 3 years. That didn't happen until recently. And, thankfully, since we are overseas, we are able to get quality healthcare for about half the cost! Our LASIK surgery literally cost less than half of what we had priced back in Dallas. So, with that in mind, Sam decided we could both afford to have to surgery done. We made a little weekend date out of it, while our fabulous helper, Rosalie, stayed with the kids for a few days. We also owe a huge thanks to our great friends, the Davises, Tamra Gulley & MP Powers, for arranging playdates with our kiddos during the day. I don't think Sydney, Samuel or Nicholas even realized we were gone!

Here is our last picture together with our glasses on:
(These self-portrait shots are never flattering, in my opinion!)

The last time we'll need these things!

And, my favorite photo! I couldn't resist snapping this one in the doctor's office.

Robotic Sam
It has now been one month since the surgery & we both are seeing 20/20! It's amazing! My eyeglass prescription was a -6 & -6.5. Sam's eyeglass prescription was a -5.5 & -5.75. And, we are both seeing perfectly! Sometimes I'll still reach for my glasses in the middle of the night. Sometimes I'll lay down & think, "Oh, I need to take off my contacts." Sometimes it just feels like I'm still wearing my contacts all day long. After wearing glasses & contacts for 22 years, it's still so surreal that I don't have to mess with that any longer. I love it! And, Sam does also. We couldn't be happier with our results!


Erin said...

Good for you guys! I had Lasik about 5 years ago, and it's the best thing I've ever done! I haven't thought about glasses or contacts in ages, and I had worn them since 4th grade! Congrats!

Feeny Family said...

OH MY!!!!! I just saw the weirdest picture!! Is that REALLY ME??? It think it must have been some little hands snapping that picture=) ( The album of the BBQ at our house)

How cute! looking at those pictures makes me miss our little or i guess I should say big and fat cats back in Texas...
Take care!!
Sarah F.

Amberly said...

Yes, Sarah, that is really you!! :) And, yes, that was definitely taken by little hands... either Sydney or Samuel. There were TONS of blurry, upside down shots of all you playing that evening. I couldn't resist posting that one, though. Too cute! You are such a good sport to play with our kids when we come visit. They love you to pieces!

Heather said...

How fun! I did LASIK five years ago and I am still loving it (even though I now have to wear glasses to drive in the dark). The rest of the time I am glasses free.


Rachel said...

I'm so glad you guys were able to do this. Everyone says it's great and I'm sure it is!

Tam, Matt, Cade said...

Ha, Love the picture of Sam, too funny! So glad to hear you guys are finally 20/20!!! I know it must be wonderful to shed those glasses and contacts. Can't wait until Matt has his eyes done.