I've been in glasses since I was a very young child and contacts since high school. I was told by several former eye doctors over the 10 years or so that I should never get LASIK due to my astigmatism. I never looked into it much after that but my husband kept encouraging me too. I had started becoming intolerant to contacts: dry eyes, itching, then to a point had a hard getting my contacts on. When I moved to Tennessee my eye doctor late last year said I was a "possible" for LASIK and to try a consultation. I had researched everything about LASIK for when my husband had it done seven years ago but I heard several people suggest Lodens. After some additional reaearch on the clinic and Dr. Loden decided that I wanted Dr. Loden to perform the procedure. After a few days of testing, I found out I was a strong candidate. I just had my procedure done last Friday on my eye with astigmatism. My outcome is a direct reflection of the skill level of Dr. Loden and his staff. The staff is extremely professional, calming, and genuinely care. Also a shoutout to Jessie, Shenna, Jonica, Dee, and everyone along the way. Thanks again everyone.