I am a 51 year old who has worn prescription glasses or contact lenses since I was 15 years old. Glasses were always a poor solution for me because I love the outdoors, motorcycles and sports and my glasses limited me in many ways. Contact lens were a better solution and I wore them for 25 years, but my eyes were red and irritated the entire time and during allergy season the problem was greatly exacerbated. At 51, I also required reading glasses to supplement my contacts.
About 6 months ago, I opted to go to Dr. Branch to determine if I was a candidate for iLasik because I had read about the safety, accuracy and great success of the procedure. Dr. Branch was extremely easy to work with and discussed my goals and the procedure with me in detail providing me with every thing I needed to know. The key point to me was that the procedure uses the latest technology to track your eye even if you move during the procedure and this seemed to be a major improvement over other procedures I had looked at in the past.
I arrived at the clinic and the procedure went exactly as Dr Branch had outlined it. He customized the procedure to my goals and the specific needs of my eyes. It was completely painless and took roughly 8 minutes per eye. When the procedure was complete, we tested my eyes and they were better than 20-15 which was better vision than I had ever achieved with glasses or contacts. My eyes continue to improve slightly over the following days.
It is great to be able to wake up every day and actually see the alarm clock time without having to put on glasses or crawl out of bed for contacts. I don't miss contacts falling out of my eyes when they get dry and I don't miss the redness I had constantly for all those years. My choice to have iLasik has greatly improved my quality of life. I highly recommend the procedure and I can honestly say that Dr Branch's ability to customize to my needs and his professionalism and courteous, friendly approach made the experience a completely positive one for me. Good luck with your iLasik. . . you will love it.