Hello everyone, my name is Andrea and I'm here because I want to help my friend Elena and make her a precious gift.
Elena is a 34-years old woman who found out she suffers from hyperopia, (since she was born) a condition of the eye in which light is focused behind, instead of on, the retina. This results in close objects appearing blurry, while far objects may appear normal. The problem here is that she has always experienced accommodation for her whole life, making her thinking her eyes was perfectly seeing everything, close and far objects.
Lately, she begun suffering from headaches and eye strain always more often, until having problems every day: she discovered her hyperopia, and that she has a slight strabismus from one eye that is going to get worse day after day as a consequence of the effort her eyes make involuntarily.
I know at the end of the day her eyes aren't able anymore to focus objects: the eye specialist explained to her that that's the natural results of hyperopia, since the eyes made an effort to focus for more than 30 years and now they're too tired to work again. Plus, her job life force her to work more than 8 hours per day in front of the computer: mobiles and computers worsened the eyes of who suffers from hyperopia.
One solution would be wearing corrective glasses, but corrective lens would put her eyes to sleep, unaccostum them to be able again to focus objects. Another solution is the Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), a laser eye surgery to reshape the cornea. This is what she would like to do.
LASIK has a cost around 2,500/3,000€, depending on how many specialist visits she might need before and, especially, after surgery (they're not included in the total amount of the surgery cost).
I want to help my young friend Elena to be able to focus again, do you want to help me achieving that?
Since PayPal not only charges you a percentage of the money you receive, but they also charge you a fee for every transaction, you can transfer money directly to her bank account so part of your donation won't be withheld by PayPal:
Purpose of the payment: Personal Donation for eye surgery fundraising