Patient Perspectives Part 5

"The thing that amazes me is the technology of it all. You come in and you can't see and about an hour later, you can see tenfold better. That's truly fascinating. I chose to have Laser Vision Correction because I wanted to see without my glasses. That goal has been accomplished, and for someone who started wearing glasses in the fifth grade, that means a lot.

"I found out about the procedure because my 64-year-old dad had it done and he loved it. He had moved to New York at the time, but he came back to Henry Ford to have the procedure because he didn't think he could find the same quality of care in New York that Henry Ford could give him. He highly recommended the procedure. He's really enjoying his life. The reputation of Henry Ford was important. With Henry Ford, you have an internationally renowned hospital. The staff and doctors go above and beyond the call of duty.

"I wanted to have Laser Vision Correction because glasses and contact lenses had gotten to be such a hassle. The kinds of things you hear everyone complain about - every night having to take care of the contacts, waking up in the morning and not being able to see, getting headaches and burning red eyes from wearing contacts outdoors, a whole host of things. They really just complicate everything you try to do. You can't even take a nap in the middle of the day because your contacts will dry out and be painful. And the daily care takes up a lot of time.

"Having Laser Vision Correction has given me a new feeling of independence. It's an incredible feeling when you don't have to rely on glasses or contacts or worry about what you're doing because of them. Now I can do whatever I want to do without worrying - like closing my eyes for a little rest or going swimming in the middle of the afternoon. I stay up late reading for work a lot and now that's so much more comfortable.

"I would highly recommend Laser Vision Correction because it has given me a freedom in my life that I didn't have before. And I would certainly recommend Henry Ford for the procedure. They were not only very professional, they were very kind. It's just amazing that they can do this type of procedure and it takes such a short period of time and it has such great results. Things are so crisp when I look around. It's fantastic!"

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