Friday, 8 July 2016

My Eye Surgery Story


Hi All,

The vids are back. All you need to know is in the video, happy to answer any questions in the comments. 

Another video will be up on Sunday. 





48 comments:

  1. Bless you for being so honest and sharing becoming emotional about the whole thing! You do look incredible -- we loved you before, and we love you now, with your tear ducts safely tucked back where they belong. And those eyelashes are just the dog's doodahs!

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  2. Love you even more for that video! You are quite a lady xxx

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  3. Wonderful video! Couldn't agree with you more, Caroline! Having your eyelids done is a very good decision. I am so sorry you became so emotional, (**insert hug**) but on the other hand I do understand! I had them done too. And the only thing I regret is that I didn't do it 10 years earlier. I had it done at age 43, now 3 years ago. I had very heavy/droopy eyelids and could not 'find my eyelashes anymore' in the morning, neither did I have any eyelids. The surgeon retrieved everything for me and every day I am so grateful! Enjoy your 'new view' Caroline and keep up the good work! Xx Ann

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  4. Bloody eyes. I have problems with my eyes too and have to have injections in one of them every month. A needle in the eye ball!!! Totally sympathise with the not realising how bad it was and the relief crying in your vid. It's all good and you're awesome! Xx

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  5. Glad you're feeling well. You look fab!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this and your honesty. Really glad it was successful.

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  7. Bloody eyes. I have problems with my eyes too and have to have injections in one of them every month. A needle in the eye ball!!! Totally sympathise with the not realising how bad it was and the relief crying in your vid. It's all good and you're awesome! Xx

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  8. I love you Caroline I'm so happy for you

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  9. Hi Caroline, great info from the surgery! I'll probably have to do it in the future, as my mom has droopy eyelids. Can you also do a post or video regarding to cleansing method while you have eyelash extension? Also have you try the eyelash lift or perm, what do you think about it? I hate extension on myself, because my own lashes tends to point down when extension points up.

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  10. So happy your eyesight is much improved! Tears of joy xxx

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  11. Already commented on your YouTube channel but wanted to add one here too. Thank you for being so REAL.

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  12. Hi Caroline, your eyes look great; you look great! (but you made me cry too!) And you've encouraged me to start the process for myself. My eyes are getting more 'hooded' as I get older and my eyelids now almost fold over themselves. I'm ready to dip into my savings, live in London and would love the name of your surgeon! loads of love xxx

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  13. Love your honesty caroline you and your eyes are fabulous, you look fantastic not that you didnt before, your great.

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  14. Thank you for sharing and well done for being so brave (all round)

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  15. Good for you!! I did the same thing 4 years ago and it was life changing. There is absolutely no stigma attached with wanted to see (and looking a bit better too).
    You are an inspiration and a joy to watch! And acid toners have also changed my life thanks to you!!
    Greeting from NYC!

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  16. Dear Caroline brave honest and real that's why I trust you and love you ! πŸ™✔️πŸ’„

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  17. Almost two years ago I went on Roaccutane, after three weeks it started to make my left eyelid droop, thankfully I'm so vain that I noticed so quickly that this had happened, got off the Roaccutane quick smart, but the damage is done and now my left eye is constantly blurry as the eyelid sits just below the pupil. Luckily in person it's not really noticeable, in photographs I look like i've had a stroke. When I have the money I would love to get it lifted back up again to match the other eye. I might have to ask you the name of your surgeon when the time is right. I'm glad that you're so happy with the outcome and that it has helped you so much.

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  18. Good for you! I'm so glad it's improved your life and made you so much happier. You look amazing.xxx

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  19. I think it's sweet how emotional you got about your eye surgery. It really is a big deal that you can see! I'm so happy it worked out for you. And I just want to say thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  20. I have always said I wanted my eyelids lifted as they've always been very hooded and seems to run in the family. As I'm aging I notice it is getting a lot worse and I have always had the beige cap but no one has ever mentioned it when I get my eyes tested and I've just realised watching this video that this isn't how everyone's vision is. This is certainly something i would seriously consider in future when and if money makes it a viable option. Pleased to see your results and story.

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  21. My father had the same operation for similar reasons, and it really improved his vision and reduced the number of eye infections he got. If you need it, you need it. I'm glad that this worked out well for you.

    Btw, the ads on your homepage are all for Simple's "new and improved cleansing facial wipes". I know that the ads are automatically generated and that you didn't pick 'em, but given your well-known views on the subject, they did make me laugh!

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  22. Hi Caroline,

    Thanks for sharing. I've wanted to have this done for years. My husband thinks it's ridiculous, but my droopy eyelids bother me. I haven't had the extra funds for this - we've been putting kids through college for years. I'm 55 and have been using Retin A for the last year and my eyelids have improved dramatically. I still want the surgery and I'm grateful you shared your experience.

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  23. You're a trooper Mrs Hirons :) While I'm not at the age to yet have droopy eyelids, I've always had properly bad eyesight (in the genes) and about 2-3 yrs ago decided to have LASIK to fix it. Life changing doesn't begin to describe it, just as you suddenly realised how much you could suddenly see and the ecstasy of your new scope of vision.

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  24. Way to go. Huge hugs. Always a star!

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  25. Great video Caroline and so glad you are pleased with your decision. You are looking fantastic, particularly your hair - so healthy. So good to have you back in Youtube-land, you have been missed.

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  26. Wow, you look great. What I like about it is, you don't look like you've had an eye job, you just look fresher. Some people's eyes look worse afterwards, I feel, if too much skin is removed.

    I would never have believed it could affect ones vision either!! You learn something new everyday!! Good on ya xx

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  27. And this is why we abso-fucking-loutely love you Lady H. I watched this video whilst putting on my makeup and lifting my 3lb eye lids up with industrial scaffolding and you made me laugh and cry all at the same time *re applies mascara* My father had this op due to vision difficulties and I guess at some time I'll have to have it done too! I totally would pay private but why do we feel ashamed/embarrassed to get this done rendering us an emotional wreck? Totally chuffed you had this procedure and thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this as you've taken away some of the scaryniess of it for me. All love......Fiona x

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  28. THanks so much for sharing, I´ve been thinking seriously about having my eye lids done, so very happy with your results, especially that awakening moment! xo

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  29. I'm so happy for you - I recall you mentioning getting your eyes fixed in other video. So glad you finally did. But I don't see why you need to constantly feel the need to defend your decision to have it done. Even if it didn't affect your eyesight but made you feel insecure, wouldn't it be perfectly fine to have it done?

    Been following the blog for awhile, so I don't get why you seem against things like botox/fillers.

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    1. Hi Josh. Did you watch the actual video? I didn't defend anything, just told my story. I'm not against Botox or fillers - they're just not for me. And I've never said otherwise?

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    2. Yes I did! Any reason as to why botox/fillers are not for you?

      And let's say they folds didn't block your vision, would you still have the surgery done? I'm incredibly curious. And congrats on the amazing results!

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  30. Thanks for giving so much useful and honest detail. I'm mid-50s and have those hooded eyes. The overhang now rests on my eyelashes, which feels slightly weird. I've always said that this is the only surgery I would undergo and for the same reasons as you, if it started impacting seriously on my vision. But fear has been a major deterrent so I'm glad to know that if it comes to it, it's minimally unpleasant. I've already experienced the black eye thing, when I had all 4 wisdom teeth out in one go! You look great, btw - serene and well-rested.

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  31. Hi lovely Caroline, I couldn't tell you had your eyes done you just look well rested.So envious of your olive skin (Beautiful) I am older & have puffy under eyes runs in the family & its getting harder to manage them lol I always think I have the option to do something about it Funds permitting Thank you for being honest

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  32. We have missed you so much but, you come first and I am so glad it all went well. I would love to get it done but mine would be for cosmetic reasons, but if I win the lottery it is the first thing on my list.So good to have you back.

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  33. Thanks for sharing your experience, it is great to see the positive physical and psychological impact. Do you know if this is a one off type of surgery or does it need to be repeated in the future? Thanks for sharing your experience...

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  34. Bravo, lady. Bravo. You look fab.

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  35. I get what you mean. When we become the 'MoM' everything takes a backseat. So glad you got that done finally. Am more happy to just see you. Can't wait for more and more skincare advice. You rock always

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  36. Hi Caroline, thanks so much for sharing this. I'm a 52 year old follower of yours who has just been diagnosed with eye problems - I have to have regular laser treatment on my eyes - not pleasant, but it will help my sight in the long term. Can't believe how much I took my sight for granted. It's life changing stuff! As soon as my treatment is completed I will be getting some of those lashes. So glad this has been such a positive experience for you xx

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  37. Thank you Caroline for sharing your experience. I actually cried when you did! So glad to see you back Vlogging! XXx

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  38. Caroline thank you for sharing your story. I just came across your website yesterday. I love it! You give the bottom line on facial needs & that is what I've been looking for! :) All the choices & info "out there" about anti-ageing products have been overwhelming to me! Thank you thank you!
    I too have eyelid issues one of them being that they are droopy(one lid was almost on the pupil.)
    I have 2 bits of info. that I've learned and thought you and your readers might enjoy knowing them.
    The first is I read the May 16 article in First for women mag. One article referred to the 10 Min. Natural Facelift DVD (I haven't bought or watched it yet.) The article also had 4 pics from the DVD and instructions to follow. It said a personcould LOOK UP TO 10 YRS. YOUNGER BY DOING FACIAL EXERCISES. I was skeptical. Then thought what do I have to lose? A few min.? So I ripped the article from the mag., put it by my bathroom mirror, and did the exercises. At one mo. I evaluated my skin &...Voila! The droopier eyelid is away from the pupil & my jowels, & crepy skin on my throat have left(I wasn't even looking for that to happen.) My skin feels nicer too.
    The second thing I've learned is that SOME INSURANCES WILL PAY for eyelid surgery. My co-worker had ptosis(drooping skin)of the eyelids. It runs in her family. The lids were touching her pupils.
    As God(Jesus)as my witness, my comments are not promoted by any company or otherwise. I just wanted to share. My husband was staring @ me the other day. I asked why. He said he was just looking @ his beautiful wife. I had felt ugly and embarrassed before starting the exercises...

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  39. Congratulations, Caroline! You look great, although I understand that that was a happy side-effect of the operation. I had no idea that prolapse of the tear glands was even a thing, so happy for you that the surgeon did such a great job that you can actually see properly as well! My mum has very hooded eyelids and I am on the way too, I'm still young enough that they are ok but I would definitely have the surgery if I needed it. My 2 year old daughter has the same eyelids,they look lovely on her, it gives a lovely plump look above her eyes, she is beautiful anyway but it makes me a little sad that she may need surgery later on too. Ah well, such is life. Enjoy your new fresh look and newly restored eyesight! Xx

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  41. Dear Caroline, I'm glad the surgery was a success!

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  42. Hello Caroline,

    Echoing what people have said above, thank you for being so honest, genuine and funny. Love your blog and videos, brighten my day, and my face!

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  43. Going to be honest, and I had never noticed you having droopy eyelids. In fact I went back to find some old pictures & videos to look for them.
    You look like you but it's as if you have had a great holiday and are refreshed now.
    Gotta ask as its bugging me now.... Have you changed your hair too? It looks different.

    Anyway, you look amazing. We are the same age and when I'm tired and don't feel like the full double cleanse etc I picture your skin and remind myself of that- so you motivate me to keep it up.
    Anyway, slushy moment over. Thank you so much.. You have no idea how your advice has helped me feel better because I look better. Xx

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  44. I am left with a feeling of being really happy for you. And can totally relate to the emotional reaction to the fact that it made such difference for you, and when you realize that. It can feel tough to know that you could have been done with it earlier. Have problem with my eye sight myself, and it runs in my family to get like hanging little flesh cushions on top of the eyes. So I wonder when I am going to have to do something about it myself.

    Once again, happy for you. You look beautiful as always.

    Mari, Sweden

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  45. Ive been thinking about this for awhile as my eyelids actually sit on my eyelashes and it feels like Im lift weights with them sometimes.! It was useful to hear how you went about looking for the right surgeon so I will be keeping my eyes and ears open for some recommendations.

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