Lasik surgery

Benefits of Lasik Eye Surgery ( How It Helped a Towing Company Employee)

I work for a small towing company in Milwaukee.  My job entails recovery of vehicles either from accident sites to a mechanical shop or towing agricultural vehicles for animal delivery. I offer 24-hour service so I get called anytime – day or night.

What is Lasik Eye Surgery?

LASIK is the acronym for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis” is an eye surgery performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. The painless procedure is done by reshaping the cornea enabling light to enter the eye. The light will then properly focus onto the retina for better vision.

The procedure takes just 15 minutes to complete (both eyes) and the only local anaesthetic is used in the form of eye drops.

How LASIK Eye Surgery Helped Me?

I was wearing thick pairs of glasses and contact lenses were not my thing. They were too hard to put on and in a case of an emergency call out it was too cumbersome to fiddle with. The glasses would fog up or fall off my face if I was to bend over in my job – it was just a hassle; hence I turned to LASIK Eye Surgery and it really did help me and helped me perform my job better. These were the benefits I found.

I don’t have to wear my contact lenses or my glasses ever again

This has been the best achievement ever. No longer do I have to wear my glasses that fog up or pinch my eyes with contact lenses. When I get a call out, I can leave immediately and my vision is a perfect 20/20. In just a matter of 24 hours of the operation I didn’t need glasses or contact lenses.

It was a fast and painless procedure

The procedure took just 15 minutes and it was painless but a little uncomfortable. But it was nothing that I could not bear.

I could have returned to normal activities immediately

There were no bandages whatsoever and vision is corrected almost immediately so I could have gone back to work immediately. But it was safer if I didn’t because of the nature of my work. Your eyes will naturally heal within 3 to 6 months.

This is a long-term solution

This is a long-term solution which means I will never have to grapple for the glasses or poke my eyes with those contact lenses again. It just thrills me to think that I no longer need them and I feel better in myself and my self-esteem has gone up.

There were no stitches or bandages

Because the surgery involves making a flap in the cornea to perform the surgery, no bandages or stitches are needed after the surgery. The flap is just placed back and let to heal naturally. Once again this allowed me to return to work straightaway but I chose to rest

The surgery helped me meet my legal requirements

To run a towing business such as Towing in Milwaukee or driving any vehicle for that matter requires you to have almost perfect eyesight with or without eyewear. Eyewear was inconvenient for me in my job and cumbersome for emergencies so I am now towing without any inherent fears of legal consequences.


LASIK eye correction was the best thing that I’ve ever done for myself. It has helped me in my work, it has boosted my self-confidence and self-esteem and I feel so much lighter now without that heavy pair of glasses weighing down my face. And best of all I didn’t feel a thing during the surgery and could have gone back to work straight away. What a great procedure.