One of the procedures I have been contemplating on getting is LASIK, otherwise known as laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis. I’m tired of using glasses and or putting on disposable contact lenses. I have been visually impaired since I was done with college and looking back at all those years of being a slave to these “helpers”, I can’t believe I was able to put up with it.
My ophthalmologist thinks I’m a very good candidate for LASIK but I fear of the complications. One of the known downside to it is that one may experience glare, halos and starbursts around lights at night which can be troublesome when driving at night. This is not permanent though, as the effects may take a few months to disappear. The bigger fear however, is that chance of an unsuccessful surgery. I have only one pair of eyes. If it’s damaged by manipulation, I think that would be awful. I can’t stress enough the importance of having a healthy pair of eyes, never mind that I need corrective glasses or contact lenses to remedy my nearsightedness. My present condition is good enough to allow me to appreciate the beauty of my surroundings, do my tasks, and even tinker around under our car’s hood to check on and understand the functions of the different auto parts.
Will I get it or not? It’s a very tough decision. I have been deciding for a couple of years now, and still I haven’t come up with my answer.