Thursday April 16th is a wonderful and joyous day (in Off-topic)

AdminShade April 11 2009 2:52 PM EDT

And a truly wonderful day it should become. It's the last morning I will wake up with a 20/200 vision.

From that day onward I will go from roughly 20/200 vision to a 20/20 vision or little better even.

I've been checking my eyes regularly (1ce a month) for half a year now and next week is the day finally :D

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QBRanger April 11 2009 2:55 PM EDT

So your finally getting glasses?

I had 20/2000 vision and just had Lasix 5 months ago.

Now I have 20/15.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 11 2009 2:56 PM EDT


g'luck with it.

AdminShade April 11 2009 3:01 PM EDT

I have worn contact lenses for about 8 years now and am now wearing glasses in preparation for a corrective eye surgery (lasix).

So in other words, I know what you've been through.

QBRanger April 11 2009 3:03 PM EDT

I had been wearing glasses for over 30 years. With periods of wearing contacts.

However, Lasix is the best thing I have ever done.

Now I can play BBall, scuba dive, play in the pool with the kids, all without worrying about water in my eyes, etc..

Good luck and I know what you have been through.

AdminShade April 11 2009 3:05 PM EDT

Yeah, for me wearing contact lenses gave me pleasure in being able to swim about normally, but diving was a no go.
Also water amusement parks were a pain while I like that just so much.

It should indeed be one of the best things I've ever done so far :)

blackshadowshade April 11 2009 3:36 PM EDT

All the best with that, Shade.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] April 11 2009 4:10 PM EDT

Yay, I'm happy for you!!

I've been looking into getting it done myself and even had a consultation. Expensive though. We're waiting to pay off some bills and such first. Then it's all about mah eyes ^_^

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] April 11 2009 4:14 PM EDT

Very, very nice. If I was richer, I'd do the same. Best of luck, and enjoy your restored vision!

AdminShade April 11 2009 10:26 PM EDT

The surgery itself takes only 15 minutes... that's the strange part of it all.

BadFish April 12 2009 4:05 AM EDT

I wish so desperately that I could get Lasix, but you have to be a certain age to get the procedure done. I think they generally won't operate on your eyes until you're around 25, since that is when major development finally finishes in the eyes. So I have about 7 more years of 20/2000 vision. But the day I can get Lasix, and hopefully by then I can afford it, I'm doing it.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 12 2009 4:58 AM EDT

Good for you,
i however throughly enjoy wearing glasses especially since they are tinted blue.
When i get older i might understand but until then GLASSES ALL THE WAY!

AdminShade April 12 2009 7:07 AM EDT

I've made a nice poll for it now, am curious at the answers :)

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] April 12 2009 4:34 PM EDT

Grats Shade I hope for the best!

j'bob April 12 2009 5:57 PM EDT

For those who are thinking about some type of eye surgery in the future, if you have it at your disposal (at your work) look into joining your "flexmed" program the year you plan on having it done. Eye surgery is covered and basically you pledge an amount from your checks for the year that comes out PRE TAX. Most of the time (if not all) you can use the money (the total that you've pledged) at any point in the year, even though you haven't put it all in yet (cause you will!).
With the cost of eye surgery you can end up saving quite a bit of dough just by paying as much as you can from pre tax monies!


Sickone April 12 2009 8:27 PM EDT

I never considered eye surgery, even if my vision is quite blurry at a distance greater than 5 meters or so, but I see better than most people I know at close range, even better than younger people with no noticeable vision impairment.
I never even went to have my eyes checked other than for the driver's licence, and there I can "cheat" by squinting hard (and the blur mostly goes away).
Considering that I don't particularly spend a lot of time driving, I see no reason to get any kind of surgery even if my distance vision gets seriously impaired and I could afford the surgery (I'd probably get glasses instead).
Why ? The quite high chance of nasty side-effects.

But like I said, that's just me, and if you have some serious vision problems and this is likely to help much more than hurt, cross your fingers and hope the surgery has next to no bad side-effects long term :)
Good luck !
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