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RE: RE: RE: The state of my vision

by myocom (Deacon)
on Oct 17, 2000 at 06:21 UTC ( #37080=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: RE: The state of my vision
in thread The state of my vision

I waited for quite a while, since I was originally interested in RK (or even PRK). When LASIK came along (and after I'd waited a while to make sure they weren't burning holes in people's heads) I decided to take the plunge, figuring that even if something better came along a few years later, that'd be a few more years I would have to wear glasses.

Basically, it came down to the typical risk/reward ratio. The risks had come down enough, and the reward was reached often enough that for me, it was the time to do it.

Oh, and the fact that I could use pre-tax dollars to pay for it also helped...

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RE: RE: RE: RE: The state of my vision
by Petruchio (Vicar) on Oct 17, 2000 at 15:22 UTC
    I know, I know. I never said it was a practical idea. :-) The practical benefits to my life would probably be greatest if I were to get LASIK now. On the other hand, I'm one of those people who, in junior high, would sit around rolling dice for several days to "honestly" get the perfect D&D character. I'm a sucker for quixotic undertakings.

    Anyway, I've been wearing glasses for 20 years or so, and they don't actually bother me, so it's not hard to hold out. I save money, and get the pleasure of thinking I may be able to amaze people with my wonder-vision one day.

    I'd love to have a few of Chuck Yeager's eyesight genes spliced into my children too, but that I'm not waiting for. They'll just have to be responsible for having my grandkids properly engineered. :-)

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