Laser Vision (Correction)
I’ve long considered laser eye surgery so as to be rid of glasses and contact lenses forever, but I’m too scared to go through with it in all honesty. What if I was in the “less than 1%” who suffer vision reducing complications? I couldn’t risk suffering problems with something as important as my sight just for the convenience of not having to wear glasses again; especially as my vision isn’t all that bad in the first place.
Today, I stumbled upon a year old article on Gizmondo detailing one man’s experience that I felt queezy just reading:
A whirring sound commenced and my eyeball felt like it was being sucked up and out of my skull, elongated like a green grape between a Roman emperor’s fingers, ready to burst. The bright blue-white light grew closer. As the pressure killed circulation in the eye things went black and I felt an arcing slice in the surface of my cornea—I did not move my jaw or tongue or mouth, but deep in my throat I uncontrollably whimpered, “THAT HURT!” and hoped no one heard me.