Note to self: never again do a google image search for “Lasik”. ::shudder::
I’m a contacts-wearer. I have worn corrective lenses since 7th grade. During my regular eye appointment this year, I was scolded for wearing my contacts too much. Um, you mean that wearing them from 10 minutes after I wake up until 10 minutes before I go to sleep is too much??
Well, the more you wear your contacts, the less oxygen gets into your eyes. And the less oxygen that gets into your eyes, the more your eye’s blood vessels grow, which apparently can get to be bad enough that the eye doctor won’t prescribe contacts any longer.
So after hearing this lovely news, I called a Chicago surgeon to see if I was a candidate for Lasik. And I am. For a mere $6,800 (it’s more expensive for me because I have astigmatism) I am assured I will see perfectly, until I need reading glasses that is.
Naturally I am completely creeped out by the thought of Lasik, but, on the other hand, I’m fascinated by the idea of being able to see, no matter what the cost.
So tell me, dear readers, have you or someone you loved had Lasik? Do you recommend it? Anyone out there with horror stories I should know about?