Timie Yancey’s LASIK Story

Have you heard of the wonders of LASIK but have been nervous to experience them yourself? Well, now you can know exactly what to expect thanks to Timie Yancey and her behind the scenes insights.

Timie with Dr. Newbolt, one week after her LASIK surgery

Timie is a local celebrity known for her social media presence and for being a leader in a major health company. Before her LASIK, she had not been able to see the world without glasses since she was 12 years old. She even slept with her glasses on when her children were babies because she was worried that something would happen and she wouldn’t be able to find her glasses fast enough help her children. She had heard of LASIK but the thought of having it done simply terrified her. Her husband had recommended LASIK to for her for years, but she didn’t want to take that step for fear of what might happen.  

But eventually, Timie overcame her fear and decided to take the LASIK plunge with McFarland Eye Care and Dr. Evan Newbolt. Now she can’t believe she let fear keep her from something so wonderful.

“The last time I was able to see the world without the assistance of contacts or glasses was at the age of 12,” Timie said. “Today, at the age of 37 I feel so free. I can wake up and see the beauty of the world immediately without grabbing blindly for my glasses. LASIK surgery is (to me) the 8th wonder of the world. My only regret… I didn’t do this years ago!”

We’re so grateful Timie decided to document her LASIK experience because it answers so many questions that many of our LASIK patients had before they decided to have LASIK. So, if you have questions, concerns and fears about LASIK, you are in the right place.

Experience LASIK With Timie Yancey…

The morning of her LASIK Surgery

Today is the day! 😳 I’m getting LASIK eye surgery!

Facebook Live video RIGHT after LASIK Surgery

LASIK Update – 3 Hours Post LASIK

LASIK UPDATE (part 2): just woke up from the 2.5 hour nap they told me to take and I’m great. My eyes are scratchy (they do not hurt. It just feels like when you sleep in your contacts) and I can see! Incredible! I’m gonna take it easy and prob nap off and on bc ive had Valium and Tylenol pm… Best money spent!

LASIK Surgery 24-Hour Update:

I haven’t been able to see the world unassisted since I was 12 years old. Funny story, I actually slept with my glasses on when Hudson and Hendrix were babies bc I worried there would be an emergency and I wouldn’t be able to find my glasses quick enough. Jake has been telling me to get the surgery for years, but honestly it TERRIFIED me. The thought of surgery on my eyes was paralyzing. But finally, I bit the bullet and decided to give it a shot. Through the recommendation of YOU (my friends) I chose McFarland Eye Care. I had the surgery in Little Rock by Dr. Evan Newbolt. The staff went above and beyond to make sure was informed, comfortable, and ready for the process.

ABOUT THE SURGERY: I got to the surgery center at 9:15 yesterday. They quickly checked me, rechecked my eyes, started the numbing drops and gave me a sedative to ease my nerves. After the meds kicked in (MIND YOU I was relaxing in a heated MASSAGE chair throughout this entire process 🙌🏻) they took me to the operating room. Dr. Newbolt talked me through the entire process – which only lasted about 10 minutes or less. It DID NOT hurt. It was a little tingly, with unfamiliar sensations, and uncomfortable at most, but NOT BAD AT ALL. The minute surgery was complete I sat up slowly AND COULD SEE!!!!!!!!! It felt like I had opened my eyes under water… it was slightly blurry BUT I COULD SEE! They took me to the next room and checked my lens placement, etc, made sure I felt fine, and sent me on my way!  

THE REST OF THE DAY: I walked to my car and, again, could SEE! My eyes were very sensitive to light (they gave me granny glasses lol) but it just felt like the first day you arrive at the beach and the sun is brighter than expected 😍. I made it home, put in the “comfort care” numbing drops, took a Tylenol PM and slept for 3 hours. When I woke up Life was GREAT! I was so grateful! I had vision! Like real, unassisted vision! My eyes felt dry and scratchy (like I slept in my contacts) but otherwise FINE! Not painful! I slept in the provided goggles – that SUCKED. But was do-able.

 24 HOURS LATER: I woke up ABLE TO SEE! 🙌🏻 So grateful! I reached for my glasses like I always do and realized I didn’t need them! I was able to see out in my yard the minute I opened my eyes! This has NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE! I drove myself to my consult. Guess what….. less then 24 hours later I have 20/15 vision!

LASIK eye surgery (TO ME) is the 8th Wonder Of The World. I’m so grateful I sucked it up and decided to just do it. My only regret is I let fear and a crazy schedule keep me from doing it sooner!

If you are considering having this done, DO IT! McFarland was AMAZING! Dr. Newbolt was AMAZING! And this has quickly becoming one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!  

Other than not being able to wear eye makeup for a week (WHATTTTTTTT A NIGHTMARE 😂) I am back to normal…. with perfect vision!

Please feel free to tag or share this with anyone considering having it done! I wish I’d known the entire, detailed process a long time ago! Maybe I wouldn’t have waited so long!

We know having LASIK is a huge decision and many times it’s fear of the surgery that holds so many people back. That’s why we go out of our way to make sure you are comfortable and at ease before, during, and after your procedure. Timie mentioned the massage chairs in the waiting room in her live video. That’s just one way we make sure you are comfortable during your procedure. When we say “Experience the McFarland Difference,” we mean it.

Don’t let fear keep you from experiencing LASIK for yourself. Are you ready to see the world in a new way? 20/20 vision without corrective lenses is an option!

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