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Time:12:18 pm
I had LASIK yesterday!

It's something I've been thinking about for almost a year, but I've been trying to keep under wraps, because there are a ton of ways to get disqualified as a candidate. Like, they won't do it if your corneas are too thin, for example. Does anyone here even know how thin their corneas are? Like, is that information normal people normally have? Thus, to me, a lot of it felt like "go in for the preliminary exam and roll a die, if it turns up 6, you can't have LASIK." I tried to keep the whole thing a secret, because I didn't want to make a big deal only to have the disappointment emphasized further by having to re-explain it to everyone else, you know? Like, the fewer people who even knew I was thinking about it, the fewer there would be to which I'd have to give the "oops, never mind, I'm not a candidate after all :(" speech. I figured the rejection would have stung enough as it was, without having to relive it with all my friends and family who were all waiting to see how it went and everything.

Still, it turns out that all that worry was for nothing; I passed, and the procedure was done yesterday. No more glasses for me!

Right now, my vision is mostly good at any range, but there's a bit of fuzziness in general, just because I'm just coming off of surgery. My corneas are all beat up, and the ability to focus in on things is still on the mend, because, you know, they just did this whole thing yesterday! I hope to attain perfect vision by the time I heal up. I'm already no longer nearsighted; it's not like the "things are blurry up close and even blurrier as they get farther away" sensation, like it used to be without my glasses. Right now, I have the same level of good vision at any range, just with some blurriness on top because I'm still healing. Once that passes, I stand a decent chance of healing all the way up to perfect 20/15 vision once I'm better ... but according to my followup today, I'm already 20/20 even right now (even if the unrelated-to-visual-acuity blurriness makes using the computer a bit annoying.)

Now, of course, the question becomes this: what about Teo? You know that I always try to match his appearance and accessories to mine--his hair grew out when mine did, etc. No more glasses for me ... so ... no more glasses for Teo? Is this the end of an era? :O

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lupineangel
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Time:2012-12-16 11:05 pm (UTC)
I've considered laser eye surgery before, as well (given that I've tried contacts and can't get on with them at all), but I've always been a bit leery of the whole "they're gonna selectively burn my eyes" thing. :P I'm glad it's worked out so well for you, though!

Also, I never realised before how big your pixel-icons' eyes are when you look beyond their glasses. Somewhere between "my, grandma, what big eyes you have" and "what has been seen cannot be unseen". :P

Again, congrats on coming through the surgery so well - enjoy your new vision!

D.F.
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-16 11:43 pm (UTC)
Pixel Teo has stared deep into the horrors of the internet and probably is responsible for commissioning at least one or two of them. All is lost.
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xviith_et_seq
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Time:2012-12-17 07:42 am (UTC)

Well, the thing is, er, I'm tempted to collect the eyes as powerups.

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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-17 01:08 pm (UTC)
Noooo, I need those, I just had them surgically repaired and everything.
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xviith_et_seq
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Time:2012-12-17 01:31 pm (UTC)

Those ones too! They're leaking some kind of magic fluid! Surely this can be collected to give me awesome bonuses with which to defeat the next boss. *headbob* *PxTone music*

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xaq
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Time:2012-12-18 12:05 am (UTC)
No no no no no, the fetch-quest specifically called for Newt Eyes, not New Teo Eyes!
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