Sunday, October 07, 2007

Welcome Back my friends


I'm back to wearing glasses. I had Lasik surgery in June 1999, so I guess I the cost of the surgery was worth the money considering the 8 years of life without glasses. (Though, if I factor in all the sunglasses I bought I guess it would turn out I spent as much on sunglasses as I used to spend on frames before.)

Anyhow, I have no regrets. My vision is now only slightly deteriorated by about -0.50 in the left eye which means I can still go on without glasses for a couple more years if I choose to. I've been getting lots of headaches and migraines in the past couple of months so the doctor thought it might be worth it to see if wearing glasses for this minor correction might make a difference. I think it has.

On the other hand, my wife is back to wearing glasses as well and in her case, it's barely just over 5 years since she had the corrective surgery. So for those of you who are thinking of getting Lasik done on your eyes, please don't be fooled by the doctor's promises. It might last a decade, or you might be back to wearing glasses within less than 5 years. Nothing's guaranteed.

6 comments:

Devilish said...

how many years did your Dr promoise you !?

Arabian Princess said...

I did mine 5 years back too .. and I think I will go back to glasses again soon ..like you, my sight has gone to -0.5 but I was told I dont need to wear them .. until I really need to wear glasses I dont think I will go back to that hassel again.

ColOman said...

why not do it again? another 8 is a good run?

Suburban said...

Wow. I've been thinking about gettign mine done, but I sort of had the impression that it lasted 15 years or so. Maybe best to wait a while then.

Wardat_il'7leej said...

I had mine done about 5-6 yrs ago, and noticing a slight decrease in clarity. My husband who had it done around the same time is now completely back to glasses, and even has his number increase once in a while

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