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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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slither
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Time:2012-12-18 03:23 am (UTC)
Legally, I -was- blind without them!

Anyway, all the standard jazz about how all medical procedures carry risk, results not guaranteed, ask your doctor if it's right for you, blah blah blah.

Seriously, though, at least see if you're a candidate. ^^
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kjorteo
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Time:2012-12-18 03:27 am (UTC)
Indeed. No harm in checking, anyway. The candidate thing was why I kept this whole thing top secret until after I already had it done; I didn't want to tell everyone I was thinking about it, then have to go back and re-tell everyone "oops, turns out my corneas are thin, haha, never mind. :(" But then I actually passed and then they did it and now I can see!

Anyway, Slither is right in that, if it's something you're on the fence about, and then you go in and get disqualified for something like that, then at least you have your answer and don't have to worry about it and play the "what if" game anymore.
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davidn
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Time:2012-12-18 03:38 pm (UTC)
Ah... yes, then that would definitely cause an issue - and it must have been amazing to have been cured from something that dramatic. We are capable of such miracles sometimes...

I'm at the level where I don't feel the need to wear mine except when required to (realistically, I can drive fine without them, but legally I can't). Now that you mention losing them, that caused a panic when I misplaced them one evening during our recent holiday in the UK.

It's not something I even considered that I might be on the fence about until I was reminded by this post that this procedure... exists, is quite common and isn't outwith my grasp any more. At the very least, it's reminded me that I should get my eyes tested, because I haven't since 2005.
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