Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by vonnagy, Mar 11, 2004.
I've recently had laser surgery for my eyes- what do you think about it?
How bout "haven't had it, I'm afraid of surgery". That's me!
I can see the benefits of surgery and not having to wear glasses, etc, but then I really like how i look in my glasses, so what's a girl to do?! Dilemmas I tell ya!
i really like chicks in glasses too!! maybe you should come to SC???
Matt, are you on a roll tonight? :twisted:
ive got alot of beads here and no one to throw them too...
p.s. goddess, i give beads for self portraits...
Don't tempt me. :bigangel:
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well, it's kinda hard to put into words how wonderful it is to see the individual stones in the pavement whenever i am stopped or moving slowly in my car. at stop lights, i can see the individual circles that make up the larger red, green, and yellow circles. i can see the clock clearly at night- i can even see the little circles that make up this light.
when i look at the horizon, i can see individual tree silhouttes in sharp contrast. i look at trees close up and can see the twigs making up the canopy above me. i can see people at the other end of my hallway at school and i can see who they are. i can see into someone else's eyes without blinking mine every 2.7 seconds.
i can see the birdie my little girl points at as i carry her across the store parking lot.
i used to be 20/450(or something ridiculous like that. i wore COKEBOTTLES)
my vision is now 20/15. i quite literally see the world in a whole new way, ever day, every waking minute.
took so long writing that last post that several were posted while i wrote- must look kinda funny, the sudden serious response from me right there.
(i'll shut up now)
I've known people who ahd it and loved it, people who had it and were not satisfied, and everywhere in between. My opinion is that it's a good idea if your vision steadily worsens over time. Giving yourself a new baseline to deteriorate from may give you a few extra years of vision.
Other than that, you have to really weigh the benefits and risks.
I understand why some people get it. But i could never. I wear glasses and i don''t care for them all that much. Trying to look thru a viewfinder with glasses is a pain in the arse to me. Using the diopter on my camera works, but i always forget its set, and try to focus with glasses on, thereby screwing up my photo's.
However, i would gladly keep those minor nuisences instead of have somone slice my cornia's fold back the layers and zap me with lasers. I hear the skin flap they laz open never really heals so they can flip it back during future surguries without recutting. Then there is the fact that its like $5000 US and it only last for 3-5 yrs. Thats way too expensive for 3-5 yrs of decent vision. Thats my opinion anyways LOL
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