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Should I Consider Doing Lasik Surgery?

September 7, 2009

I first wore glasses when I was in Primary 1. That was back in 1993. I still remember my first pair of glasses and they were hugeeeee & had pink rims around them. I still have them because I thought I’d keep them in remembrance of the day I no longer had perfect eyesight.

I gradually moved on and changed spectacles as my degree increased. I wore gold frames, plastic frames, silver frames to coloured frames. My favourite has got to be my ‘Burberry’ look alike frames that I had in JC days. I had a friend who thought I looked like a country pumpkin. But hey, the trend caught on and many others have gotten similar designs like those dark rimmed framed glasses you see these days.

Like every vain girl with no perfect eyesight, I switched to lens. I thank God for lens because well, I look better with them. However, the trouble is caring for my eyes while using them and basically, I fear damaging my eyes as I use them. Lens are after all external items placed on your eyes. And there have been instances of solution contamination that resulted in damage to the eyes. – that scares me-

Until recently, a couple of my friends have gone for Lasik. And all seem to be enjoying their “close-to-perfect” eyesight because they no longer need to use glasses, they don’t need to grope around in the dark for their glasses, they have chucked away all their lens cleaning solutions and they can stay up till late and not worry about removing and cleaning their lens.

Boy, do I wish for that luxury again.

Then again, I fear undergoing the surgery because I generally have not had a good experience with surgery (oh as if there is someone who has right?). But I’m really starting to weigh the pros and cons and hopefully, one day perhaps I will have that perfect eyesight I’ve been dreaming of.

If you have gone for Lasik, i would really appreciate if you could share your experience with me. Perhaps I will then have a more committed desire to following up and finding out more about the surgery, the risks & dangers and also benefits.

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[photo credits: http://www.torontolasiksurgery.com]

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