When you’re a junior high basketball, track and volleyball coach, your days start before sunrise. Every day. LLano resident Amy Withrow loves teaching and coaching, but she did not love having to put in her contacts at 5:00 in the morning every day and not be able to take them out until late in the evening.
“I couldn’t ever rub my eyes if I needed to and I hated the dry eye issues I had from wearing contacts for so long every day,” she said. “Contacts are such a pain.”
When Amy’s beloved grandfather passed away last summer, she decided the best way to use the inheritance he left her was as an investment in her future – LASIK. “I am always outside, hiking, running, swimming and coaching,” she said. “I wanted the freedom to do all the activities I love without the burden of contacts and poor vision.”
Amy’s sister as well as a fellow coach she works with both had LASIK and had great things to say about their own experience. “It gave me confidence to know it would be a great decision for me, too,” she said.
Amy’s LASIK surgery was performed by Dr. Paul Mann with post-op care provided by Dr. Honour Cessac. “I can’t say enough about how impressed I was with Mann Eye Institute,” said Amy. “They made me feel very comfortable, explained everything to me, even talking to me during the procedure.”
“On a scale of 1-10, I would give them a 12!”
Amy enjoys the freedom she feels now that she is not shackled to her contacts and glasses. “Recently, I went out of town and it was so great not to have to pack my glasses, contacts, solution and all that stuff,” she said. “I love waking up in the morning and just being able to see perfectly with no issues.”