October 22, 2017

LASIK: One Last Update

It has been almost two years. And getting LASIK surgery is still one of the best decisions I've ever made. I am so grateful for the gift of clear vision. It was unbelievable to go from (-7.5) to perfect sight overnight. 

As of the last visit to the optometrist my vision checks in at 20/15. I do not have any bothersome side effects. It is amazingly liberating not having to put in the contacts or fumble around in the morning trying to find my glasses.

Bottom line: 
I would highly recommend LASIK surgery to anyone who is a candidate for it. It will make your life so much easier. 

Read all about my LASIK Journey here

January 1, 2017

The Challenge of Invisalign: What no one tells you

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, getting Invisalign is the end of your life as you know it. I am starting to think Invisalign is just as challenging as regular braces. Here is what my experiences have been so far.

November 24, 2016

Have You Ever Been to NYC?

Happy Thanksgiving! This year I am thankful that I live in LA. Russians have a saying - everything becomes known in comparison (everything is relative). The truth is I was so used to my perfect life that I was completely oblivious to how good I actually had it. I have always deemed Los Angeles to be my dream city and always enjoyed living here. However, I did not fully realize how much I love it, until I visited New York.

October 9, 2016

Invisalign: Getting the Attachments

I had my attachments put on a couple of weeks ago. I have to say, it is a form of torture. I am not really sure why they are calling them attachments. What they are is just some clear bonding material baked onto the teeth in random shapes. Mine definitely do not look like the perfectly squared ones that you see in all the pictures around the web. Who knows - maybe mine are a special case, although my teeth do not look half as bad as what I've seen out there.

October 1, 2016

Invisalign: Let the Journey Begin

The main reason that I got my wisdom teeth extracted a couple of months ago is in preparation for Invisalign. I would hate for them to start causing problems when my smile is all perfect. ;) 

July 23, 2016

Preparedness: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Originally, I was going to call this post "what to expect when getting your wisdom teeth extracted". However, I don't think I could do that topic justice, since the oral surgeon called it "an easy" case.

March 6, 2016

26 Facts about the Science of Friendship

This is fascinating.

Fact 9: People who can name three friends who are also co-workers are 96% more likely to
report extreme satisfaction with their life.

February 21, 2016

LASIK: One Month Update

It has been a whole month since my LASIK surgery. Just like the doctor promised - things gradually improved over time. I am also pretty much back to normal in my daily routine.

February 3, 2016

LASIK: Recovery days 11 through 14

Recovery Day 11 (January 31, 2016)
Things are even better today. It was raining most of the day, so the humidity in the air might be what kept my eyes from getting overly dry today. I hardly used the artificial tears at all. Only following doctors prescription of every four hours.

I am also trying to stay normal about my eyes, just keeping my hands away from them, but no extreme protectiveness.

January 31, 2016

LASIK: Eye Strain Prevention

The 20-20-20 Rule, digital eye strain

Source: Visian ICL Blog, http://visianinfo.com/the-20-20-20-rule-preventing-digital-eye-strain/