LASIK in Korea!

We have had many experiences in Korea, but this one was probably the most bizarre. After a battle with allergies and contact lens rejection, I was given the green light to go ahead with the LASIK surgery I’ve longed for since childhood. With the recommendations of fellow English teachers and some of my co-teachers, we made an appointment with an eye hospital in Gwangju.

I was more than a little nervous about the procedure, but knew the reward would be priceless. The surgery, although extremely awkward and uncomfortable, went well and my vision was restored to 20/20 for the first time since I had a single digit age. All in all this was an excellent experience that I am happy to have gone through for such a wonderful gift. For anyone else who has been through this procedure, you know how incredible it is to regain something lost long ago. If you have any questions about my experience or having it done in Korea, send us an email and we will be happy to help answer your questions.

UPDATE – After receiving questions about the process, I’m linking additional info in a Google Doc for people wanting more details. To view, click HERE

2017-03-06T09:21:47+00:00 By |Guides, Videos|9 Comments


  1. Susan Bush June 12, 2014 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Congrats! I know you will enjoy your new outlook on everything. I had RK eye surgery years ago before LASIK. Made a world of difference in my life. I know you will be happy with your decision. I found I read more and had to make myself go to bed at night . I didn’t want to miss out on anything. Pace yourself. Don’t over work your eyes. Love watching your blog. Give Steph a hug for me. I was her 3rd grade teacher. Love that girl and her brother! Take care! Susan bush

  2. Mom June 12, 2014 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Congrats !! You are right…it is a wonderful gift!

  3. Alison Pirtle June 12, 2014 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I’m inspired!

  4. Shelley @Travel-Stained June 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Haha, I love that giant eye on the building. Korean marketing is so not subtle sometimes. 😉 I got LASEK at Dream Eye here in Seoul, and while they couldn’t get me to 20/20 (my eyes were -10), they got me to a point where I don’t need contacts or glasses. In North America, they wouldn’t even try… it’s a great feeling waking up and not NEEDING anything, eh?

  5. Hopeje June 12, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Happy all went well

  6. Duke Stewart June 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I’m pretty nervous about this as well. Been wearing glasses for quite some time and really afraid to make the plunge and get Lasik. Might be bugging you with questions in the near future. Add it to the meeting!

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