… Now I can see!
Ok- not BLIND blind, but living with very blurry vision (sans glasses). And in the span of about 8 minutes, my vision was correct to 20/20. Better than, actually.
The whole LASIK experience is quite surreal.
It’s like… A factory. But a factory that specializes in puppies and rocket launching.
They make you comfy, give you valium, talk you through everything in a soothing voice, give you a fluffy squeeze toy, etc… And then it’s all Mission Control.
“We are go for the right eye. We are go for laser. 6 at 32 seconds…*zaaaaaap* 5 at 26 seconds…*zaaaaaap*”
And in a total of 8 minutes you are done and walking out of the room.
I mean, there’s a bit more to it than that, but not much. And no pain at all. There is some pressure on the eye, vibration, the noise of the laser, and I did catch one whiff of… Well.. You know.
But seriously- it all goes so smoothly and with practiced precision that they should pipe in that “Factory” music used in Bugs Bunny cartoons.
It almost makes me sick to break down the overall cost into dollars per minute!
Except for the fact that the surgery went brilliantly and the next day I was seeing slightly better than 20/20.
Completely worth every penny.
And the best part? Wearing SUNGLASSES!!
This is me the day after surgery:
Yup- I’m wearing Vuarnets. My dad brought them back as a gift when he visited France like in 1989 or so. I’ve managed to keep them all these years, and this is the first time I’ve been able to wear them.
And now they’re RETRO!
Also, I bought cheap, d-bag sunglasses today. Although I’m now coining the term “Shore Bag” to describe them:
They’re gonna be perfect Horn Sargent shades!