TAXES/LASIK

My 2011 taxes are already done and eFiled, and both the state and federal have already been accepted.

Hooray for modern technology!

And thanks to my mortgage and property tax write offs, I will get a fairly decent return this year.

Which I can put toward LASIK surgery.

People, I am tired of wearing glasses. Not of how I look in them, per se, as I do like to have fun frames and I think glasses help break up the monotony of my face. But I’m so tired of being blind.

I can’t see the clock in bed unless I get my nose to the display. Getting up to pee at night is an obstacle course. Amusement parks are no fun because I have to take my glasses off for every ride.

Playing sports in glasses sucks– they slide down my nose, slip off, break. I can’t see the end of the pool when I swim.

And outdoor activities in the summer mean prescription shades or none at all.

It sucks.

So I want to explore LASIK. I have an appointment set up for mid March, and if I want, the surgery can take place the following day.

It would be a big adjustment, as I’ve worn glasses since 6th grade. I wouldn’t have chunky frames to hide behind.

Here’s a preview:

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But it would also mean I could finally wear cheap, douchey sunglasses!!

So– any thoughts on LASIK? Have you done it? Would you??

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21 Responses to TAXES/LASIK

  1. It’s a big risk with lots of both pros and cons. I hope you’ll do a lot of research.

  2. Sean says:

    I was in glasses since I was 2! I had the procedure and it was easy and great. A few things to know and there have been even more improvements since I had it done in 2006:
    1. It’s most effective for the near sited but now helps the far sited as well.
    2. It will only last so long once you hit a certain age and then you’ll need glasses again.
    3. DO NOT go to sleep when you get home from the procedure before taking valium, you will experience unbelievable pain if you do.
    4. I could see better walking out of the office, took the next day off and was fine to do light reading. By day 4 you’re done and after a week contact sports are allowed.
    5. Research the procedure and the doctor and get references! Ask friends, don’t go to the ones who advertise low prices and enjoy your new vision and sunglasses!

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOTEE?!

  3. Nathan says:

    Well I agree, you always have nice glasses, and they do make a great accessory, so I can see why you’d miss them. But being blind sucks too. Are you unable to wear contacts? I wear them and enjoy them. I’m too scared to do LASIK. Daniel had it done and it was fine, although he still has to wear reading glasses, so it’s still kind of a bum deal. Just keep in mind that after 40, the muscles weaken in a way that surgery might not fix. So you may still need glasses.

  4. anne marie in philly says:

    cripes, that’s HAWT!

    I have worn glasses since I was 12 (now 57). NO ONE will EVAH touch my eyes.

  5. Dustin says:

    Not to be a downer, just know not everyone is a candidate (as someone kinda stated above). If your vision is really that bad, you may not qualify. My mom was told she couldn’t get it, her vision was just too poor. She’s had glasses since a kid as well.

  6. truthspew says:

    I’m not looking forward to doing my taxes because I owe the fucking state $1,800. Which means they’ll snatch all of my federal. So the trick is file the state first, let them snatch about $500 to $600. Then $1,300 comes off my federal but Ill still get two or three thousand back.

    My vision isn’t bad enough to warrant LASIK just yet. I don’t need glasses all the time, mostly for night driving.

  7. Mark in DE says:

    I’ve also been curious about lasik, having worn glasses or contacts since age 12. Everyone I know that’s had it done has had great success.

    Now, what happened to your facial hair???

  8. Will J says:

    I can see why you would find it an attractive proceedure – particularly with the aggravations of glasses with sports and corps et al. However, I vote with anne marie. I see no reason to alter perfectly good tissue (ie non-malignant) particularly since the proceedure clinics will not be around as you age. It is too bad that, for whatever reason, you cannot use disposable daily contacts (the solution that worked for me). I didn’t worry if they fell out because I was going to remove them and throw them out at the end of the day anyway. They allowed me to buy the cheap, douchey sunglasses. Whatever you decide, go for quality, since a screw up isn’t worth whatever you would save. Good luck

    • Cb says:

      My appointment is with probably the best, most recommended doc in the area.

      I’ve tried contacts, but with my astigmatism they just never fit right.

  9. Josh says:

    Lasik was the best money I ever spent. Seriously. No side effects, instant results. And yes, the world of non-rx sunglasses that opens is LIFE CHANGING. Locker rooms and bath houses are also more fun after Lasik. Enjoy.

  10. Doréus says:

    I’ve been wearing glasses/contacts since the age of 3. I have incredibly high astigmatism that makes Lasik NOT an option for me. However, I have greatly enjoyed the improved vision and freedom of not wearing glasses (except for reading, because when I wear glasses, they are bifocal, and these don’t come in my strength of contacts). If LASIK works for you, enjoy! However, Sean above is right: eventually, you will need glasses again; it may, however, not require as strong a correction.

  11. Blobby says:

    Playing sports! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    Anyways…..I go back and forth on it. I like not wearing glasses, but know I would still have to for some things, even w Lasix. I’ve heard great success stories, but I’ve heard horror ones too. I also know the clinical and administrative chairs of an eye institute, and both still wear glasses. My thing is: when they get it done, I’ll consider it. (granted, they may not be candidates for it, but….)

  12. peter says:

    I had it done and it was the best thing ever. Immediately after the procedure I could see across the room so clearly. In the winter, no more foggy glasses, in the summer, real cheap sunglasses. I am so glad I had it done. Just love it.

  13. AjohnP says:

    I’ve heard lots of pros and cons, but I’ve never looked into having it done for myself. I’ve worn glasses all my life (well, since I was 5) and I used to get annoyed by them as well, which was the main reason I got contacts, and now that’s all I ever wear. Is that not something you’d consider?
    Aside from being blind in the middle of the night, and when you wake up first thing in the morning, contacts have kept me happy and ‘glasses free’! Just a thought…

    • Cb says:

      I tried contacts on two different occasions. The lenses never worked quite right in my eyes and my vision was always a bit blurry. And I could never get them in and out of my eyes easily. AND. even with soft lenses I constantly blinked and teared up while wearing them– not a good option.

  14. Kevin says:

    I had LASIK two years ago, and OMG do I ever have regrets! I regret I didn’t do it sooner!!! It’s the best decision I ever made.

    The procedure is about 10 minutes total. The only uncomfortable part is the thing they use to hold your eye open, but that’s it.

    The only drawback (that has yet to happen) is that I was told at some point I might need reading glasses. Two years later, and I’m still glasses-free with amazing vision!

    Another big bonus to LASIK: you can ogle all you want in the shower at the gym!

  15. me says:

    omg can i call dibs on your frames!? you have great glasses and since i’m not ready for lasik yet….. 🙂

  16. Daniel says:

    Zero regrets. Did it back in 2008 and it was the best 4 grand I’ve ever spent. I disagree with the need for valium comment at the beginning of the thread – my doc wouldn’t give anything stronger than Tylenol P.M. and that was fine. It is remarkably better after you’ve slept though – when I left the center my eyes teared constantly until I went to sleep, but once I took a nap for a few hours, they were just scratchy. You deal with that for a day or two, but then you’re golden. Since that’s the case, I’d recommend not getting the first appointment of the day – go later in the day when you’ll have a better chance of being able to fall asleep.

  17. I’ve worn glasses since I was 5. And while I used to hate them, now I just accept them as another part of my being. Granted, I can’t see more than 4 inches in front of my face without them.

    I just can’t bear the thought of someone doing something to my eyes. Yet.

  18. Dirk Mancuso says:

    Lasers and my eyes are not a combination I am willing to even consider at this point in my life

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