I went today for a LASIK consultation and good news! I’m a candidate! So after my appointment next thing you know, the receptionist is telling me, “Okay, we can set up your detailed evaluation for next Monday, and the procedure the week after that.”
I’ve worn glasses or contacts since I was 9. My eyesight is not “bad”: I can read the alarm clock and see the bathroom door when I get up in the morning. I can see faces at a certain distance. I could probably even drive in the daytime without glasses, but I wouldn’t want to chance that. So I’m not blind or anything. Except for social occasions (i.e., rare events), I’ve pretty much given up on contacts because they don’t feel so comfie anymore — never mind working in an office where the air instantly sucks every last drop of moisture out of your eye sockets. So I wear the dreaded glasses all day, every day.
But I don’t dread them, you see. My glasses have become a part of my life. And, if I’m allowed to say so, I look pretty good in them — at least in today’s styles, now that the industry realizes glasses only need to cover the eyes, not half the face.
Being nearsighted can be a plus, too — like when you wake up in the morning and you take a look at yourself in the mirror. You say, “Hey, not bad!” then you put the glasses on and
you’re screaming, “Where did that extra roll come from? Turn off the light! Take those things off!!” With LASIK, there would be no more automatic photo-shopping of myself or self-delusion. That would be sad.
I’m going to do it; I just need to read up more about it and talk to a few more people who have had it done. (Everyone I know who’s had it done has been pleased and didn’t suffer horrible side effects.) I already scheduled the eval in early December. I might even have time to schedule a full body makeover between now and then so that first morning isn’t so scary.
Have you had LASIK or PRK done? (You’re reading a computer screen, so I guess that’s a good sign you can still see…)