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  •  Wow, they came in aqua? (5+ / 0-)

    When my eyes went bad, the choices were pink or blue. I picked blue. Not rhinestones, as I recall, but inlaid glitter including little stars.

    I really must commend Lasik surgery to your attention. I was unable to see the broad side of a barn, from 4th grade until a few years ago. I was at the point where I also had enough presbyopia to kind of need reading glasses too. I had given up contact lenses when you couldn't buy the little heat sterilizer machines any more, because I proved allergic to the chemical-sterilizer solutions.

    So either my next glasses were going to be bifocals, or I was getting the surgery. I blew my bonus on the surgery and have never really regretted it, although occasionally I am sad that I no longer have the option of seeing something tiny by holding it two inches in front of my face. This pales in comparison to being able to wake up and wander around the world seeing everything without external assistance.

    The eye doctor adjusted my two eyes a bit differently, so I can see distance better with one and read better with the other. As a result, I do carry the lowest-power reading glasses from the drugstore, but in good light I can read even very small print unassisted.

    I will add that I am delighted with this doctor, who was recommended by my neighbor. I had been stomping around in a huff, eyes unexamined but not quite knowing where to go for that, for a few years after I quit my old eye doctor. I had asked him if I might be a candidate for Lasik, and he said, and I am not making this up, "Don't waste your money. You're old and your eyes are shot anyway. Just get bifocals." I was then in my 40s, and I disagreed with his assessment in the strongest possible terms.

    •  I was told that I was not a good candidate (4+ / 0-)

      for Lasik. At the time one of the owners of the company I worked for was giving employees interest-free loans if they went to his doctor to do it (big shot Beverly Hills doctor). At the time my vision was changing too rapidly. I also have one eye that wants to wander inward when I get tired, which may have had something to do with it as well.

      I'd certainly consider it now. I had a friend who had the surgery (or the earlier procedure, radial keratotomy?) and when he got older his eyes, like everyone's, started to get more farsighted. If I got the surgery now, it would be good for quite a while, and I would LOVE to be able to read labels in the supermarket again, among other things.

      Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

      by Floja Roja on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 12:44:48 PM PST

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