I’d worn glasses since I was a small child. In fact, I didn’t know life without them. As I got older, contacts were an improvement for my overall appearance and quality of life. But I knew surgery would be the only way for me to have a permanent “fix” to my vision problems. My epi-lasik procedure was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Naturally, I was a little apprehensive. After all, I only have one pair of eyes. However, whatever anxiety I felt eventually left due to Dr. Barrett’s quiet confidence and mastery of the procedure. I knew I was in good hands! I’ll never forget the day when, a few days after the procedure, I literally blinked and suddenly saw clearly without the aid of contacts or glasses. I screamed! That following morning, the vision “popped” in my other eye. I rushed back into the office, read the chart and was told “20/20.” Dr. Barrett gave me a high-five. He seemed as happy for me as I was for myself. The only question I have surrounding my decision to have epi-lasik is “What took me so long?” I can wake up without searching for my glasses, put my head underwater with my eyes open, and not have to worry about cleaning or removing my contacts due to particles or dust. That’s all a thing of the past. And so is my poor vision. The future looks bright – and clear.