We have been running a contest for a free eyelid lift and are down to our 10 finalists. Unfortunately, the contest app only shows the contestants pictures, but not the stories they sent along with them. We felt they were so compelling that we wanted to share them for anyone interested in voting. After reading, you can go to our Facebook fan page, “like” us and vote.  Here they are in random order.  Voting ends January 19th.

Marian Jones
Marian Jones

The eyelift is for my mom Marian who lives in Utah. She’s wanted an eyelift for about 10 years now as it’s been hindering her sight. She couldn’t afford it due to costs from breast cancer and other health concerns. After two mastectomies, she is now cancer free and has lost 50 lbs this past year! This would be the perfect Christmas gift for her to boost her self-esteem, restore her vision, and celebrate her and her accomplishments these past 5 years.
Sherry Weston

I need an eyelid lift because I am only 41 and my eyelids are way too droopy! (along with some other things). I am a newly divorced mother of 3 beautiful little girls all under the age of 10, I came out of a abusive 10 year marriage. I have overcame many obstacles in my life. And I have been through allot in my life and it really shows…All over my face.

 

Pat Rusk
Pat Rusk

I was an elementary school teacher for 33 years and it was a job that kept me young at heart – if not in face. Now I work as an advocate for teachers. As a working professional, it would be nice to be able to wear eye makeup that others could actually see. It would be nice to have visible eyelashes. I would love to stop hiding behind glasses, wear contacts, and maybe even hear comments about my big brown eyes again.

 

Jeff Wells
Jeff Wells

My family genetically has had fat eyelids. I have not mined it until recently when, on most days I can actually see the eyelid when I look normally at my surroundings in the distance. I feel self conscience about it. My regards, Jeff

 

Emilee Fike
Emilee Fike

When I was in fourth grade I injured my left eyelid by being bullied. I was pushed by a boy while on the monkey bars:( The result was me falling and anding face first on a rail road tie. I have a large scar and the eye socket was broken. The eye socket is not noticeable except by touch and photos show a uneven look. My parents never were able to repair this injury. We were the typical large Mormon family, and my dad was the sole provider. My oldest brother battles with schizophrenia and and younger sister with a paralized arm was the focus of any medical treatments for my parents. I now am happily married mother of three and own and run a small pet grooming business. I love my life! I would love to be able to be proud of my eyes. I have always swept my bangs to the left to cover this scar. The last 4 years
my eye lid has started to sag and droop because of
aging. The left eyelid is sagging a lot more, making
this scar alot more noticeable. I would love to see if it is possible to have my brow have a implant on the left side to match the right brow bone. Scar removal on the left eyelid and a lift so both eyes match. Thanks
Peggy Cummings
Peggy Cummings

I am a middle aged woman with sagging eye lids and circles under my eyes. I also have a scar on my left upper lid that was repaired by an ER physician and not a plastic surgeon. I have always had beautiful eyes and received comments daily when I was younger. Now that I am overweight and middle aged; I no longer receive comments. I want to be pretty again and feel good about myself. I know many people who have had their eyes done by your facility and they look fabulous. In fact, I worked for a local plastic surgeon and we used to refer our patients to your office because we knew you would do a much better job. I am a very friendly vocal person and I will not be embarrassed to share my experience with others. Hopefully, this would bring your office many referrals. It would be a true honor and a dream come true if I was selected for this procedure. Thank you for being in the business of helping people feel good about themselves. PS: I tried taking new photos but I am too embarassed to post what I look like now. The photo I am posting is several years old.
Greg Davis
Greg Davis

I am nominating my dad for eyelid surgery. We used to be able to see his eyes, now his eyelids have taken over, they are droopy, and he can hardly see. He has talked about having eyelid surgery, but it has been just all talk until now!! Now it is time to have something done about it, but we need Utah Oculoplastic Consultants help.
He as never won anything in his life, I believe winning this would be a life changing, eye opening experience and opportunity for him. My concern with him not getting this done now is, it will only progress and get worse. He has tags growing on his eyelids that he takes his clippers and clips them off himself…ouch! He wouldn’t like that I told you this, but……that’s a problem. Please help or else in a couple of years we will have to invest in toothpicks to hold his eyelids open. Respectfully yours,
Jen Schuster
Peter Denis
Peter Denis

The skin around my eyes is so protruding and sagging that it actually gets sunburned before anything else on my face does. My eyes are so droopy that I get pollen and dust in them very easily. My eyes have become so sensitive to light I can’t bear it.Please Dr., help me with these troublesome eyes!

Jeri Nielsen
Jeri Nielsen

My name is Jeri Nielsen, I am 52 years old and think that overall I look and feel younger than I am, Except for one thing.
I look in the mirror and notice the bags that someone has packed for a long trip and stored them in the overhead compartment above my eyes.
I would not say that I am a vain person; however I do notice that my eyelids tend to get in the way sometimes. When I am very tired they tend to droop a bit more, could be my imagination, but it bothers me.
I have looked into having them corrected and have been told that unless you are of a certain age this is considered cosmetic and insurance will not cover it. Cosmetic or not, I would challenge whomever made that rule to take a trip through town with my eyelids. I am sure they would have a whole new outlook, assuming they could actually see.
I realize that there are bigger problems in the world. And I do not wish to convey that I think by being able to correct my droops that world hunger will be solved by any means but I do wish to impress the importance of how much this procedure would mean to me. Not a day goes by, not a hour, not a minute, that I don’t at some point think it would be so nice to be worried about something more important why this is such a deep issue for me cannot really be explained… it just is!
I heard about this contest through a friend and thought I may as well give it a try. What have I got to lose other than droopy eyes and a bit of insecurity?
Rusty Carroll
Rusty Carroll

Would like my eyes to look younger, I am unemployed and I feel looking a little younger might help me

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