I am 27 years old and have been wearing glasses since I was 7 and contacts since I was 8. I am not exaggerating when I say I could not read anything past 5-6 inches from my face. I had my surgery less than 24 hours ago and this morning, I drove myself to my post-op appointment without contacts or glasses! Words cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Loden and his incredible staff. It took me about a month under his care to get my eyes healthy enough to have surgery and they have been extremely helpful, patient, and sweet through the whole experience. I cannot say enough good things!!! Having Dr. Loden perform my surgery was the BEST decision I have ever made! I seriously have never been this excited in my life! I was there less than 2 hours and the actual procedure itself took no more than 15 minutes. I know everyone's experience is different, but I have had VERY little discomfort (almost not even worth mentioning). It's truly incredible. If you are considering LASIK, I highly, highly recommend Dr. Loden or one of his associates. I promise, you will not be disappointed! Thank you Dr. Loden for changing my life!