Miss Arkansas USA 2018 Lauren Weaver. Photo: Instagram via @missarusa"They told me I could sit up and possibly be able to see clearly without my contacts or glasses, but I couldn't really wrap my mind around that," Weaver said to the news station. "I was legally blind before and I just found out today that my vision is better than 20/20, it's 20/15, so I can see better than perfect. I feel like it's kind of a superpower now." A new world after the procedure When Weaver sat up after the surgery, her first sight was her mother, who also struggles with extremely blurry vision. "She also has vision like mine and just seeing someone I love so much for the first time just completely clear, it was wonderful and so I was fluttered with emotions in the moment and I still am a week later," Weaver said. While it was emotionally overwhelming, Weaver's experience was hardly out of the norm. Weaver's doctor, Dr. Steven Vold, told the local news station that almost every patient is very emotional after their procedures. Thankfully, Weaver will have perfect sight for the upcoming Miss USA pageant later this year. (Read: Will Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Be Held Together?) Having FOMO? Make sure you don’t miss out on our news stories and best tips by signing up for our daily newsletter! Do you have a news story you’d like to see covered on Pageant Planet? Let us know here!
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