Hear One Patient’s Journey Through LASIK at Piedmont Eye Center

September 30, 2019

Many people have undergone and are satisfied with Piedmont Eye Center’s iLASIK™ procedure. Are you thinking about getting LASIK surgery, but you’re not sure what to expect from it? One patient decided to document her journey through her iLASIK™ procedure, so that you can decide if you think this surgery might be right for you.

Vlog 1: Deciding to Get LASIK

Jen Slightham is the iLASIK™ patient we’ll be following. During her free evaluation appointment with Dr. Bowers, the iLASIK™ surgeon at Piedmont Eye Center, she discovered that she is a candidate for the procedure. She’s excited and nervous to get LASIK done on her eyes, since she says she has -4 vision in both eyes and has been wearing glasses and contacts from a young age to correct it. At the appointment, Dr. Bowers scheduled her surgery and follow-up appointments and gave her instructions on how to prepare.

Vlog 2: It’s LASIK Time!

It’s time for the surgery! Jen was nervous, but ready to get the procedure done. When she was called in, Dr. Bowers got her comfortable and ready, and did the procedure. She left wearing goggles to protect her sight, and she was instructed to go home and keep her eyes closed for six hours, with a treatment of eye drops in the middle. She could see a difference in her sight immediately after the surgery was completed.

Vlog 3: Post Surgery Follow-up

It’s been one week since the procedure, and Jen is feeling good! She had been putting in eye drops immediately upon waking up every morning, but this morning, she didn’t feel the need to do them immediately. She can see well. There was a little redness in her eyes, but other than that, she felt fine. Dr. Bowers said she still has a little dry eye, but she’s healing just fine.


Video 4: My Overall Experience With LASIK

It has been several months since the surgery, and Jen decided to record a final update about how her eye situation has progressed.

There were a few things Jen particularly liked about the process. First, the iLASIK™ evaluation was free, so you don’t need to be financially tied to it until you know more about it. Piedmont Eye offers financing for the procedure and the staff were all kind, friendly and sweet, willing to answer any questions and attentive to her needs. During the evaluation, they showed her a video on the risks, the procedure and how the surgery is done. She appreciated knowing all of it beforehand so she would be prepared for everything.

The entire surgery procedure was projected to take a couple hours, with the majority of the time being spent filling out paperwork, getting relaxation medication and recovering. The surgery itself only takes about twenty minutes. Jen could see well even right after the surgery was completed.

She was instructed to go home and go to bed, but she decided to wait until evening and take her medicine then, since she has small children. Unfortunately, she ended up regretting that decision, because her eyes started burning that evening, and she’s sure she wouldn’t have noticed it if she’d just gone to bed and fallen asleep. She recommends that any iLASIK™ patient just follow the doctor’s instruction and go to bed right after getting home and taking the provided pain medication. 

She did a check-in with Dr. Bowers the next morning, and she was feeling good and could see everything. She had an appointment the morning after, the week after, the month after and six months after.

Is iLASIK™ Right for You?

Does iLASIK™ sound like an option you’d like to pursue? It has a long history of success and pleased patients, and can change your life for the better. Contact Piedmont Eye Center today to schedule an appointment!

What Our Patients Think

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    I couldn't recommend a better doctor, a better facility, and I'm so glad I did it.
  • Brenda Edson in front of a brick home
    Brenda Edson /
    "I could not have asked for a better experience at Piedmont Eye Center. From my very first visit, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in me."
  • Bobby Moore /
    "I wish I would have done it many years ago now."
  • Bryan Mitchell outside of a football stadium
    Bryan Mitchell / ANALYST
    "My vision was the best it had been since I was a teen. I had my LASIK surgery performed almost 2 years ago, and it is as good today as it was then."
  • Caroline Trexler /
    "They ensured that the entire process from preliminary appointments to follow up visits went seamlessly – the perfect team that gave me perfect vision."
    "All and all, this has been a very pleasant and beneficial period for me. I recommend it highly for anyone in a similar situation.'
  • Cynthia Stewart standing outside
    Cynthia /
    "I feel almost like a new person It’s a wonderful feeling to wake up in the morning and be able to actually see across the room without fumbling for my glasses. "
  • Frances / RETIRED
    "Dr. Ceballos has always been very positive, clarifying everything medically, never leaving me in doubt and has always made me feel special and important."
  • Guy / RETIRED
    "The procedure was painless, and now I’m happy to say I only wear glasses to read. I have 20/20 vision in my left eye and 20/25 in my right. "
  • Janice Bloom standing in front of a tree
    "Dr. Bowers and his staff treated me with the utmost in professional care, making sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process."
  • Barbara / RETIRED
    "The procedure was pain free and I am so pleased with the results. It was money well spent and it is unbelievable how clear and colorful everything is. I want to tell Dr. Bowers and his staff how grateful I am."
  • Jerome / RETIRED
    "Doctor Vogel has treated me professionally as has his staff. They have been caring and have answered my questions to my satisfaction."
  • Jon Dupin standing outside of a brick home
    Jon Dupin / PASTOR
    "LASIK is not just a medical advancement to me; it’s a miracle"
  • Josh Brewer / HUMANITARIAN AID
    "Because of Dr. Bowers and his team at Piedmont Eye Center, my everyday life is now a whole lot easier. "
  • Judy Bowman / MISSIONARY
    "My experience of having Laser Vision Correction was fantastic. Dr. Bowers and all his staff are so knowledgeable and professional, yet very personal, warm, caring, and friendly."
  • Lucy standing in a classroom
    Lucy /
    "Dr. Bowers and his team were very comforting. The next morning, I opened my eyes and was able to see the alarm clock across the room, which I was never able to see before. It was a miracle!"
  • Martha Ann / GRANDMOTHER
    "It is a wonderful feeling to have no RX lenses. I want to thank Dr. Bowers and the Surgery Center for the freedom I feel.”
  • Monica Shelton / Featured Patient
    "Everyone told me what they were going to be doing to me and what to expect every step of the way. My experience with Piedmont Eye Center and Dr. Bowers and the whole LASIK team was awesome!"
  • Adelia / RETIRED
    "God led me to Dr. Vogel. He is absolutely the most wonderful doctor in the world. Not only is he a great doctor, he is a great ‘people person’. You always feel safe with him."
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    Penny Abbott / Financial Consultant
    "From the great staff who helped me, to the simplicity of setting up my flexible spending account, to my complete satisfaction and enjoyment of having clear sight, this has been an easy process."
    "The staff at Piedmont eased my nerves and the procedure was swift and smooth."
  • Sue Earsing and lasik eye surgery
    "I have always seen the world through glasses or contacts, so the sharpness of vision I have now was never there before."
    “Dr. Bowers not only met my expectations, he surpassed them. I had no idea that vision like this was possible. I no longer struggle in the shadows of a course- everything is clearer.”
  • Troy Doss
    "Piedmont Eye Center takes care of the little things to make LASIK a comfortable process."
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