Six months ago, I went under the knife. Or laser, to be more exact. Because laser vision correction is something that many lawyers may consider, I figured it was worth sharing my experiences in a three-part series: the decision, the surgery and recovery, and coping with limited vision when returning to work. Today's post, and tomorrow's, were written at the time of the surgery and edited today.
Why in the hell would someone voluntarily submit to having their corneas removed, lasers shot in their eyes, then having their corneas slapped back on? That doesn't even begin to address the weeks of recovery.
For me, I have slightly misaligned eyes. One bugs out, more so when I'm looking through thick lenses. And my lenses were thick. Last year, I tried contact lenses. Though we couldn't find lenses that fit my extremely-farsighted eyes, the experiment was worthwhile for one reason: my eyes barely float when using contacts.
In short, vanity. But hey, if Justice Sonia Sotomayor can get her teeth done in the name of confidence, I don't feel too sinful for having lasers shot in my eyes.