LASIK Surgery Giveaway


Cade’s surgery was provided for him*

The Story: Giving Cade the Surprise of His Life and Why We Chose Davis Vision

Cade has been dying to have Lasik done for years and years, but I was always super hesitant to spend all of that money. A little while back I decided that I should do a little research and find out just what this whole LASIK thing was all about. I looked at pretty much ever single office here in Utah and settled on Davis Vision.

Here are a few reasons why and then I’ll fill you in on just how I surprised Cade with a pretty sweet early Father’s Day Gift, and if you scroll down I’ll finish the story.

Davis Vision for lasik surgery

      1. Dr. Davis has performed over 25,000 vision correction procedures
      2. Every person has seen an improvement in vision.  
      3. Advanced Blade Free LASIK can have outcomes as good as 20/15
      4. Dr. Davis has several options available because everyone has different eyes. 
      5. Some who weren’t candidates in the past are now candidates due to technology advancements.  
      6. Dr. Davis also performs ICL and cataract surgery.  
      7. Dr. Davis helped develop the technology that is used in LASIK as an electrical engineer in the 1980’s
      8. Care Credit is available to patients who qualify, (0% interest is never a bad thing)
      9. Dr Davis and his staff are kind, and more concerned with the patient and what a great privilege it is to change their life through corrected vision than prices, gimmicks etc. (This was a really big deal for us)
      10. Lasik is performed with the intralase laser which means that the surgery is less complicated, lower risk and easier to recover from versus the blade procedure.  Plus it only takes 10-15 minutes to do it!


So, Kyle, the marketing man behind Davis Vision and I decided that it would be really cool to host a blogger event where we could all learn about LASIK surgery and Davis Vision and then surprise Cade and do the surgery right then and t

here for everyone to watch. What better way to learn about something than to actually get to see it all go down right?

Davis Vision for lasik surgery

I had to get pretty tricky since Cade has been dying to have the surgery done. For months I played the part of a penny pinching wife that wasn’t willing to pay for such a surgery. Every time Cade brought it up (and he had good reason. The poor man was legally blind his eyesight was so horrible!) I’d pretend to be a little frustrated and say that I really wanted to wait and save up a little more money. In May I told Cade that we had been invited to a 1-800 Contacts event and he would receive a 1 year supply of contacts. I had no choice! First I needed a way to get him to the surgery, and two, I’d been stealing his contacts and finally ripped one because he couldn’t wear contacts 1 week before surgery. I couldn’t risk him wearing them or ordering a new pair! I should mention, we had already had a free consult (Dr. Davis offers those for everyone, so go check it out!) so we knew he was a candidate.

Davis Vision for lasik surgery

The night of the event finally arrived. We got to Dr. Davis’s office and a bunch of bloggers were already there. Kyle and Dr Davis talked a little about the office, etc and then took us on a tour. Cade was loving it. All of us bloggers and employees etc were dying with excitement. How could he not have guessed yet?! Then Robyn suggested someone get into the booties, hat etc so we could see what a patient looks like. All of us girls quickly said, “Not me!” so Cade had to do it. When he came back out I said…

Davis Vision for lasik surgery

(The moment we told him he was getting LASIK right then and there)

“Well Cade, we’re actually here to watch you get your surgery done!” He of course said, “What? haha, yeah right!” And we all chimed in, “No, really. You’re getting LASIK right now!!” Best. Moment. Ever. He started laughing, we all started laughing, and then he teared up and we all did.

Davis Vision for lasik surgery

Next thing you know everyone is drying their tears and Cade walked into surgery. Literally within minutes they had his eyes numbed and the surgery began. (Oh and how sweet is it that they have a blanket and bear for patients to stay warm, comfortable and relaxed? Plus holding a bear keeps their hands away from their eyes.)

Davis Vision for lasik surgery

When we got home he just had to put eye drops in every 30 minutes to keep them moist, and 4 times a day his two eye drop prescriptions. Oh, and they put awesome little goggle things on him that he wears to bed every night for almost a week. Could you tell he was excited to come out of surgery 10 minutes later?!

Davis Vision for lasik surgery

Cade had no pain, and although his eyes did feel a little dry at times he was perfect. The next morning he woke up and we headed in for a post operation appointment. He was already at 20/15 (which is better than 20/20!) and the best part, it only gets better/sharper every day. All morning he kept saying, “Holy crap, I can see you! Holy crap I just read that paper from here!!!” It was like a crazy miracle. Best decision ever.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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43 comments on “LASIK Surgery Giveaway”

  1. There’s certainly a great deal to know about
    this subject. I love all of the points you’ve made.

  2. wow nice story about the surgery it is really helpful to come out from the problem regarding eye and after that to enjoy nice vision and also it makes to leave the glasses amd contact lenses,really very much effective

  3. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve visited
    this site before but after looking at many of the posts
    I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I came across
    it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

  4. I have worn glasses since I was 5 and contacts since third grade. My husband is a teacher and this would be a miracle for me to have this done!

  5. Oh this an awesome give away. I hope whomever wins is someone whom really needs this. Such an awesome opportunity for someone..
    Thanks so much for the chance to be on this drawing. Good Luck to everyone..

    And God Bless

  6. I have wore glasses since 3rd or 4th grade !!! I would LOVE this . I would be amazing just to wake up and be able to see!!! Awesome Giveaway!!! Thanks

  7. I’ve worn glasses since I was 12 so 30 years. I would love to get this done!!

  8. I really wish my husband would agree to do it, but he flat out refuses every time I mention it. His sight is terrible (almost to the point where he could be declared legally blind in one eye), but he the risks of it are what pulls him back. :/

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  10. Very cool story

  11. gah, i want this so badly!

  12. What a great story and awesome giveaway!

  13. You just made me cry! I LOVE the story. Well done Carrian! Xoxo

  14. That is one of the coolest surprises ever!!! I love that part about Holy Crap I can see. I could just imagine him walking around all day saying that every few minutes. For weeks to come. 🙂

  15. Okay. I just totally teared up reading this. What an incredible surprise and what a wonderful gift! I can only imagine how difficult it was to keep this whole operation a surprise. My husband has been wanting to get Lasik FOR.EVER. I really need to start looking into this more – or maybe just win the giveaway!

  16. How amazing! I really really need it but haven’t justified it yet. I don’t live in Utah, but would be SO worth the cost of the trip if I won. And what an amazing experience for him- I would have been blown away!

  17. That’s the best giveaway ever! I’ve been wanting to get Lasik for so long, but it’s just so much money. Hope I win, and then I can come visit you 🙂

  18. What an awesome story! I was just talking to my wife TONIGHT about lasik and came across Davis Vision Center’s website…and that’s how I found your blog. I’m thinking it’s time to get lasik done on my eyes now. Glad to find another food blog. My wife and I started a food blog a few years ago but haven’t posted much to it since…


  19. What a sweet story, Carrian! And how wonderful for Cade!

  20. This is such an awesome surprise 🙂 he looks thrilled!

  21. This is awesome! My husband has been legally blind since he was seven and I would love to do this for him! Fingers {and toes} crossed!

  22. Oh my goodness! What an amazing giveaway! My husband has been legally blind since he was 7, and there would be nothing I would rather give him than LASIK. What a great surprise for your husband. Awesome!

  23. Oh my goodness! I have been waiting for this giveaway since I saw your pictures on Facebook! How exciting for your hubby. I want to win this SO badly for my hubby. He is so blind and this would be amazing for him.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  24. My husband has been talking about getting LASIK for the past 7 years. We keep putting it of because of money of course. Being able to surprise him with it would be amazing, and it would be the only way for me to truly surprise him since I am a stay at home mother and get paid in love 🙂

  25. Such a fun story and surprise for him!! I love that! Congrats to Cade on (better than) perfect vision now!! 😀

  26. Do you have to have the surgery in Utah if you win?

  27. Hi, do you have to have the surgery in Utah if you win?

  28. AWESOME! I am so happy for Cade!

  29. Such a great story. I’m so happy for Cade.

  30. I had the surgery done 6 months ago. Best decision I’ve ever made! I came back with 20/15 the next day too 🙂

  31. This is the coolest story!!! His surprised smile says it all. 🙂

    Such a cool giveaway!

  32. What am awesome surprise! It sounds to good to be true, but I am SO glad it is not! Love reading your fun story!