Updated: Jan 6
Self Care September
Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery
Last fall I had Lasik Eye Surgery to reverse my farsightedness. My experience was pretty straight forward. I wrote this post to share my honest experience about what it's like to get laser eye surgery as I am very transparent when it comes to sharing my wins and loses with my clients, readers and the GuttyGirl Lifestyle™ Community.
How I got The Process Rolling
I call to book an appointment. I got scheduled two days later. My husband and I showed up for my initial eye consultation where they performed an eye exam, asked question about my hobbies, medical history, occupation and measured my eyes and to basically see if I was a good candidate for Lasik Eye Surgery. Once the assessment was completed we went through what to expect during and after surgery and then proceeded with the payment process where I was approved for care credit and then scheduled my surgery date.
How much does Lasik Cost?
Financing depends on what your customized surgery plan involves depending on your eye condition. I was receiving Lasik Eye Surgery to reverse my farsightedness. My payment plan was around $4,000 and I got financing through Care Credit.
Note: this was also during the year I took a year off for healing and recovery for my binge eating relapse. So, this was my first act of self love opposed to self abandonment. I was so proud to finally put myself on my own damn calendar for once.
To prepare for laser surgery for my eyes I drunk green juice, green superfood drinks and two liters of zero sugar gatorade and peach propel water until my appointment date to ensure I was well hydrated and had proper nutrition to help my body heal. I do this before all my surgeries. I've had four c-sections therefore I'm well educated about pre and post opt surgery recovery. I also worked part time as a Certified Nurse Assistant for a Surgeon taking care of women after mommy makeover surgery for years. However, since I'm currently studying nutrition I was also allowed to create a wellness plus nutrition plan for clients who wanted a recovery plan. This was a win win situation while I was in school learning about nutrition. The thing is I was never going to use my certification I was studying plant based nutrition for my own recovery from anal fissure and digestive health due to a clogged colon. As well as for my womb health due to my vagina atrophy condition and unresolved abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma from my past that cause me to develop a binge eating disorder. But life happen and the opportunity presented itself.
The Day of Surgery
Prior to the start, your eyes will be completely numbed with drops to ensure your comfort during the surgical operation. Expect to be there for at least two hours to go through all the paperwork, registration, preparation for surgery, final eye testing and instruction for post recovery.
Post recovery I was only down twenty fours hours after my surgery. My eyes were a bit blurry and could not function with light. The next couple of days I was pretty much in bed resting, recovering and drinking juice and eating light I had a specific juice prior to my Lasik Eye Surgery appointment that would speed up the healing process. Other than that the only problems I've had since my surgery was a little bit of dry eyes. My eye doctor said that was a normal complaint after laser eye surgery and she gave me eye exercises to perform, omega 3 supplements and advise the 20 minute rule to stop starring at the computer since I work virtually and spend 80% of my time starring at a computer screen.
The juice I made for maintaining and improving eye health is tasty and simple to make.
Juice for improving eye health
Why It Helps?
Carrots are a rich source of beta carotene and lutein, which are antioxidants that can help prevent eye damage caused by free radicals.
Oranges and grapefruit contain lots of vitamin C, an antioxidant which directly protects the cells in your eyes and throughout the body from free radicals.
That's it folks. I hope this post gave some one clarity if they are thinking about having the surgery.
Nutrition After Surgery
With Dr. Nikki LeToya White
If You Need A Licensed Nutritionist or Recovery Coach after Surgery to help with post opt recipes, detoxing from opioid that cause constipation and juicing for recovery or you just want to learn how to begin juicing and eating healthier book a call and we can go over your wellness plan and steps to get started eating healthier.
I'm currently working with women who have :
Lasik Eye Surgery
Mommy Makeover Surgery
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
If you have loose abdominal skin, extra fatty tissue over your abdomen, or loose abdominal muscles, you might benefit from an abdominoplasty. Maybe you’ve had prior pregnancy or weight loss, or maybe your abdominal skin has just loosened with time and age. A tummy tuck gets rid of loose skin on the abdomen, tightens loose abdominal muscles, and removes extra fat from the abdomen, hips, and waist.
A Mommy Makeover is designed to help you get back your pre-baby body—or better! We know that bodies change tremendously with each pregnancy and that all the diet and exercise in the world won’t get rid of loose skin or tighten breasts. That’s why surgeons offers breast, body, and skin contouring to their patients, so they can reclaim their Body after Baby.
Lasik Eye Surgery
LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is the most common form of laser eye surgery and is the best option for a majority of patients who have nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and even astigmatism. This laser vision correction procedure provides the ability for a patient to eliminate or reduce their dependence on glasses or contacts worn to correct a refractive error.
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About The Author:
Dr. Nikki LeToya White MSEd-TL, Ph.D. RHN is the founder, director and a full time board certified trauma-informed nutritionist, folk herbalist, and wellness consultant at Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. She created Spiced Life Conversation, LLC Art Wellness Studio and Botanica to provide the Metro Atlanta area with a counseling and coaching services where clients are carefully matched with the right program for healing abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma that cause codependency, emotional eating, financial stress, and imposter syndrome as it relates to fear of success and being abandon. We help you begin your emotional healing journey with ease. Recently, we have expanded to include online membership site so we now provide support to people living all over the world. All of our recovery coaches provide at least one evidence based treatment to assist in your recovery. Dr. White is a big proponent of self care and helping people live a fulfilling life! She has been in full remission with both codependency and emotional binge eating disorder since 2016. In live a life in recovery from sugar addiction. Loving her low sugar balance lifestyle. Best Regard Dr. Nikki LeToya White