Laser Eye Surgery – Here’s Lookin’ at Ya!

Or not, as the case may be. It all depends on how close you are to my face.

You see, I am miserably myopic and of course because of my, ahem – age – I am also pitifully presbyopic. In other words, I can’t see anything further, or closer, than a distance of about six inches. That’s a pathetic range of vision however with the miracle of modern medicine, bifocal contact lenses have given me the ability to see the road clearly while I drive, and even read a road map if I am lost. Which, as many of you know, happens frequently.

I have worn contact lenses since I was 16 years old. From the moment I woke up until the time I tumbled into bed, contact  lenses provided me with the clarity I needed to navigate my way through life. Never suffering from red, irritated eyes I wore my contacts at least 16 hours a day with no problems.

Until now. I suppose I have to admit that my eyes are no longer willing to accept the presence of contacts for more than a few hours.  The rigid, gas permeable lenses that I wear (because of astigmatism) are no longer comfortable and they now have a tendency to “fog over” with a protein film in a very short space of time.

Out of sheer necessity I have been wearing my glasses more often. But my vision is not as good, I frequently knock them off my face, and when I get hot and sweaty they fall down my nose and I lose my vision – not a good thing when you are training in a martial art.

So, my latest quest is to check out laser eye surgery. Tomorrow I go to my first consultation to “see” (s’cuse the pun!) what the experts have to say. Off to Lasik MD as my first stop, and then to Herzig for another, I will consult, compare and who knows….maybe even have the surgery. Wouldn’t it be GREAT to be able to see without contact lenses or glasses??!!


About Lady Boomer

A voice for lady boomers, Bette Hodgins is a writer, life enthusiast and navel-gazer. Unfortunately navel lint keeps cluttering up her path to enlightenment, but she is nothing if not persistent in her journey of life!
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3 Responses to Laser Eye Surgery – Here’s Lookin’ at Ya!

  1. Carley Jay says:

    I’ll watch with interest!

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