Austin resident Amber McGinty fulfilled a lifelong dream in August 2015 when she launched her virtual assistant services business, Trusty Oak. The timing was right and business is booming. There were many factors that contributed to the leap of faith Amber took in launching Trusty Oak, but one of the main catalysts was the newfound freedom and confidence she felt because of her clear vision after having Blade-free LASIK at Mann Eye Institute.
“I have worn glasses and/or contacts since first grade and my vision steadily got worse every year,” said Amber. “If you are someone who has great vision, this might sound strange but the kinds of things I worried about were, ‘What if I get in a car accident and my glasses fly off and I can’t even see to get out of the car?’ That’s how bad my vision was. I literally could not see to walk across the room in the morning.”
Like many, Amber had a false understanding of what LASIK is and assumed she would not be a candidate.
“I thought because I had astigmatism and my vision changed each year that I wouldn’t be a good candidate,” she said. “I was so excited to learn that I was actually an ideal LASIK candidate.”
Amber’s surgery was performed by Luke Barker, M.D. of Mann Eye Institute’s Barton Creek location in Austin.
“I was nervous at first because I didn’t know what to expect but I am so glad I decided to go for it,” said Amber. “The results have been amazing! I am so much more carefree about life now. I can work out without having to worry about my contacts. I wake up and see the clock across the room with no problem. My vision is now better than 20/20 and I couldn’t be happier.”
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