"I started wearing glasses since I was 8 years old. Since then, my vision deteriorated until I was in my twenties. I couldn’t even see anything, not even something half a foot in front of me. My vision was bad. I heavily relied on glasses and contacts. Even with vision insurance, I would have to pay so much money for glasses with the extra thin lenses or the expensive contact lenses since most manufacturers did not make contacts with my prescription. When I was 22, I went to a LASIK consultation and they informed me that my vision was too high and that I was not eligible for LASIK. However, to check back in a couple years as technology improves. I went back about 7 years later and was told the exact same thing. About a year ago, one of my coworkers got LASIK done and she just raved about it. She gave me Dr.Silk’s contact information but I was hesitant to make my initial consultation. After being turned down twice for LASIK, I didn’t have high hopes for this time around. I finally made the appointment and traveled from Maryland to Virginia to see Dr. Silk. Based off my cornea and prescription, I was once again not eligible to LASIK. But, I would be a candidate for ICL surgery.
I went back to do some pre-op eye measurements. I got my surgery appointment with all of the necessary information and drugs ahead of time. By the time surgery rolled around, I wasn’t even nervous. I was excited to be able to finally see without any contacts or glasses. The surgery process was smooth. Dr. Silk was wonderful, calm, and professional. He would tell me what he was doing and what was going to happen next. The nurses in the operating room had amazing bed side manners and made sure that I was comfortable the whole entire time. I never felt uneasy or uncomfortable before or during the surgery. The surgery lasted about an hour and for the first time in 27 years, I was able to see the world without a lenses. As with ICL surgery, my vision was a hazy at first. But I could still see better than before my surgery. The next morning, I woke up and I could immediately see around my bedroom. It felt surreal. Dr. Silk made it happen. Thank you."