Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lasik - One Year Later


I'm so glad I had it done.
Of course, it is not perfect. There is no way they can return eyes to perfection. But it gets very close. I guess that I would grade my vision at 95%. My close-up vision is outstanding. My distance vision is wonderful. My only weakness is between two feet and five feet. It's slightly less sharp there. But Dr. Boothe told me it would be that way. He said that is what he opted for his own eyes.
I was enough sold on lasik that I allowed Carole to have her eyes done a few months ago. She is far-sighted, not near, and so everything about her procedure was different from mine. But she is making excellent progress and will soon be 20/20 or better in both eyes.
It is expensive. But eventually, it almost becomes cost-effective given the annual costs of glasses or contacts. And I never miss the morning/evening routines that accompany contact lenses.
All-in-all, I'd do it all again in the blink of an eye.

1 comment:

Carole said...

I had to chide Tim when I read he had "allowed" me to have my eyes done. He quickly explained that had his experience not been so good, he would have discouraged me from doing it. I guess it's like I am "allowing" him to spend the afternoon at the airport this afternoon, while I run the "Nana's doctor shuttle" and start preparing for the holidays. As long as he clears out the flowerbeds before Saturday. If not, I'll be blogging!