It's been a while since I made a joke about getting LASIK, but I am actually seriously considering this operation. Not now, probably not in the next months, but whenever I don't feel well and my eyes start having that burning sensation, I am reminded of LASIK.
Having worn eyeglasses since I was in third grade, you'd think I have gotten used to not having good eye sight. Still, I bet there is nothing more convenient than being able to wake up in the morning not wondering where your glasses are; nothing more convenient than being able to swim without worrying about your contacts.
We do have more choices when it comes to eye doctors and clinics in Manila now, but I suppose we're still not up to par with the options in, say, the US. For example, if you are based in Austin, you can easily find the best Austin eye doctor in your area. I am not sure about the comparison of costs, however.
So why am I going on about LASIK again?
- I want to be able to watch an entire movie (in the theater) without my lenses drying out on me.
- I am looking forward to the beach, and I really don't feel like going through the hassle of "saltwater in my eyes with contacts on".
- I have astigmatism and toric contact lenses cost so much more as opposed to the regular ones. In the long run, undergoing the procedure is probably going to be more cost effective.
- I am getting marks around my eyes from squinting. Okay, maybe that's pushing it, but still...
If I had to do things all over again, I know that I would have taken good care of my eyes. I wouldn't have snuck a book and a tiny flashlight under the blanket after bedtime. I would have eaten more of those carrots.
But as they say, hindsight is 20/20. ;)
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