The Outcome Of My LASIK Decision
I’ve had a lot of people asking what I decided on LASIK based on my post here a few weeks ago. First off, THANK YOU. I can’t say thank you enough. I had such a great response. I even had doctor’s email me and call me and leave their personal number in case I needed to chat. Seriously, thank you. I can’t explain how much that means to me and I truly appreciate all of your help.
Right now my decision is to hold off. While there were so many great success stories, there’s just enough of the non-success stories to make me hold off. I realize that dry eyes and halos are only in a small percentage of people, but what happens if I’m the one in that small percentage? The 5-10% has to be some one right? And to add that risk for an elective surgery seems like something I should definitely give some more thought to.
But that’s not actually what made me decide to wait. It helped contribute, but it wasn’t the deciding factor. The thing that really pushed me in to waiting was thinking about life with reader glasses. I hit 40, and my eyes are already starting to change. My contact/glass prescription has changed the last 2 times I went to the eye doctor (it was stable for the last 10 years). So it got me thinking that I’m definitely going to be in the reader glasses category. Well, with my job being in front of a computer and in front of a camera, I realized that readers are going to be a way of life for me. I’ll pretty much always need them, except when I do physical activity. So it got me thinking that if I’m going to be wearing glasses any way, I might as well go ahead and stick with what I have for now.
NOTE: Yes, I looked into monovision correction but I don’t want to go that direction.
If you recall from my original post, my eyes have a problem if I wear contacts too much. But I can still wear them for sports and outdoor activities… just not too much. And I’ve been wearing them for so long that I’m pretty used to them, and they’re very comfortable for me. So, for now at least, I’m going to stay with what I have.
Thanks again for all of the support and response to my post. I’ll definitely keep you updated in the future if I decide to do the surgery. Heck, I’ll probably even post a play-by-play here Thanks again!