Dr. Natalie Williams is an optometrist at Omaha Eye and Laser Institute. She focuses on ocular disease and surgical co-management. Dr. Williams has been wearing contact lenses for the past ten years, and is ready to get rid of them.
Dr. Williams is nearsighted, with a moderate amount of astigmatism in both eyes. Her current vision without glasses is 20/400 in her right eye and 20/200 in her left eye. “Basically this means what a normal person could see from a football field’s length away; I have to stand up close to see, at 20 feet.”
Dr. Williams is very active, and finds that her contacts are constantly getting in the way. “It’s a nuisance,” she says. “I love being outdoors, doing stuff like riding horses and water sports. When I’m not worrying about the comfort or fit of the contacts themselves, I’m still having to consider the hygiene aspect. I shouldn’t swim in the lake in these. I can’t wear these in dirty, dusty environments without getting irritated eyes.” When asked what makes iLASIK the most appealing option to her, Dr. Natalie doesn’t hesitate.
“It would be amazing to live a life where I could actually see my alarm clock in the morning, and not have to worry about ‘putting my eyes in’ so I could start my day.”