LASIK Patient Story: Jan T.

July 9, 2018

Jan’s Personal LASIK Story

Every day, people from many walks of life make the choice to have LASIK eye surgery, and take the first step toward the lifestyle freedoms that come with clearer vision. Every LASIK patient has a story, from the day they first put on a pair of glasses to the moment they first experienced the results of their laser eye surgery. At TLC Laser Eye Centers, we love hearing from our patients about life after LASIK. Watch the following video to hear the story of an actual TLC patient Jan Tyler, in her own words.

Jan Tyler’s Laser Eye Surgery Journey

When Did Jan First Start Dealing with Vision Problems?

“I started wearing glasses when I was in the fifth grade, and it was traumatic. I mean, they weren’t pretty. Then I wore glasses all through high school, and when I turned 18 I was able to buy my first pair of contacts.”

For a Time, Jan Felt Like Contacts Were the Solution…

“Things were working out. So, glasses were a thing of the past, or I only wore them on Sundays. It seemed fabulous. Then we bought a horse farm. Every morning I’d be at the barn, and I’m mucking stalls. Things are flying everywhere, into my contacts. We’re talking bedding, hay… and I thought, okay there go the contacts. I have to wear glasses in the barn. I could change into contacts when I went into the house but it was inconvenient, so it was glasses non-stop, 24/7.”

What Made Jan Decide It Was Time to Try Laser Eye Surgery?

“One day my husband came up to me and said ‘I want to see your eyes,’ so I went to TLC and I was so impressed. They run quite a lot of tests. You see about four or five people, and each one has their own task. I didn’t feel like a cog in a wheel though, and that was surprising to me. I know I wasn’t their first rodeo, but I didn’t feel that way. I felt like ‘I’m special,’ it was all about me and my eyes. I felt comfortable, and I felt confident.”

How Did the Results of LASIK Compare to Jan’s Expectations?

“People told me that you’ll see as soon as you wake up, and it’s true. It was amazing, and that was the day of surgery. On the way home I wanted to peek and see signs, but I listened to directions and kept my eyes shut. I took a two-hour nap, and when I woke up I think I infuriated my husband by telling him to ask me to read something again and again. I can see all the way over there! It was amazing, and I would recommend TLC to anyone who wants LASIK.”

Are you ready to take the first steps toward living your own LASIK story, and experiencing the results first-hand? Start by scheduling your free consultation at your local TLC Laser Eye Center – or calling your local TLC Laser Eye Center directly – where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about LASIK and discuss your options with an experienced team.