Name: J. Garrett Harper. M.D
Profession: Plastic Surgeon, Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery
Originally From: Virginia
Years in Charlotte: 11
LASIK: November 2019
Q: We’re excited to hear about your experience getting LASIK at Providence Eye! But first, can you tell us a little about yourself and your family?
A: I was a military brat, so I have lived all over. I was born in Virginia, moved to Germany, Alabama, back to Virginia, New York then Georgia for 20 years. My family and I moved to Charlotte in 2012 after I finished my surgical training at Emory University in Atlanta. I have an incredible wife, Kristin, and two almost-perfect children- Wyatt and Yates.
Q: What do you do professionally?
A: I am a plastic surgeon with Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery here in Charlotte.
Q: What was it that propelled you to consider LASIK?
A: I became increasingly frustrated with the monotony of putting contacts in and out on a daily basis. Additionally, I was noticing increased irritation which was very annoying. I didn’t want my irritated eyes to distract me while I was working. I’m a surgeon, so my eyes are pretty important. I kept thinking to myself how amazing it would be to just open my eyes and see clearly! I was also worried about a zombie apocalypse that could come and I wanted to be prepared with perfect vision. Finding contacts or glasses under those conditions would hurt my chances of survival 😊
Q: What was the deciding factor that Dr. Mozayeni was the right surgeon your you?
A: I asked my ophthalmologist friends who they thought was the best.
Q: You will be celebrating your 2-year LASIK anniversary in December 2021. Now that you look back, was it a good decision?
A: It was one of the best decisions I have made for myself. It truly is a blessing, and I just can’t believe that there is a procedure to restore your perfect vision.
Q: What aspect of your life changed most dramatically after LASIK?
Q: When you are not working, what do you like to do with your new and improved vision?
A: I love watching my kids play sports.
Q: And what’s your favorite brand of sunglasses?
A: Persol if I’m trying to be fancy and Goodr if I’m just messing around town.
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