Nov 1, 2010

My laser eye surgery dilemma.

When I was around 13 or 14 years old, my optometrist, for whatever reason, prescribed me glasses for my -0.5, -0.75 eyes. They were cute little acetate frames that gave off a geeky vibe. As the die-hard indie rocker that I was at the time, I loved them because they made me look hip and alternative. In my later teenage years I found myself participating in more and more activities which didn't particularly favour spectacle wearers, including swimming, hockey and volleyball. Nowadays I barely find myself wearing my expensive designer frames, even though guys often tell me that I look sexier in specs. Ugh, fetishists.

Now onto my laser eye surgery dilemma. My prescription is still more or less the same as it was when I was 14 years old. While I can see and drive just fine without glasses, the fact that I am not seeing the world in the clarity that I should be annoys me. Over the past few weeks I have been shopping around LASIK surgeons. It will cost me anywhere between $1,000 to $1,500 Australian dollars per eye. They assured me that the risks with LASIK are minimal, but I will experience dryness for quite some time afterwards. So what do you think? Is it worth the risk and temporary discomfort or should I continue putting up with seeing the world through a slightly vaseline-smeared lens?


  1. I know a number of people who have had it done, and they all say they're glad they did it. They said the difference is amazing. So, there's that.