Atlanta LASIK Surgery Client Interviewed about Experience at Atlanta Vision Institute

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Samantha Hughes, an Atlanta LASIK surgery client, has been interviewed on the Atlanta Vision Institute's website.

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"I was just sick of dealing with my glasses and contacts. Having glasses on just bothered my face, and my contacts were uncomfortable to wear."

University of Georgia student Samantha Hughes went to Dr. Farooq Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute, an Atlanta LASIK surgery practice, for a procedure in both eyes on July 25, 2013. Prior to having LASIK, Hughes wore glasses or contacts to correct her nearsightedness, and decided to make a change when her contacts began to bother her. A month after having her surgery, she sat down with her doctor to discuss her experience before and during the procedure. She also discussed her first day following having LASIK performed; this interview can be read on the institute's blog.

Hughes underwent LASIK surgery because she was tired of wearing her glasses and her eyes were often irritated by her contact lenses. “I was just sick of dealing with my glasses and contacts," she says. "Having glasses on just bothered my face, and my contacts were uncomfortable to wear. Plus, I hated putting them in every morning and taking them out every night.”

Prior to having LASIK, Hughes admits that she was “a little scared,” of the idea of having eye surgery. Afterwards however, she said that she felt safe during the procedure. Following LASIK, Dr. Ashraf tells his patients to go home and close their eyes for two hours. Hughes did so, and when she woke up, she says that she felt normal, except that her vision was improved.

“I feel great. My eyes feel awesome,” Hughes says. “They don’t itch, and I can see everything. The next morning I just woke up and put on clothes and I was ready to go.”

Dr. Ashraf is the founder of the Atlanta Vision Institute and a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal and refractive surgery, as well as other treatments for astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye conditions. He obtained his advanced training in ocular surgery from Johns Hopkins University and has performed over 40,000 LASIK procedures. He has practices in Atlanta and Dubai. For more information, visit

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