You lot are probably thinking I have gone mad because why the hell am I writing about laser eye surgery when MyGlassesAndMe is all about wearing glasses! Well what sparked this blog post was when I received an email from Thomas Cook yesterday saying “WIN LASER EYE SURGERY”. I thought that was hilarious because it was sent to my work email. I also quite liked the caption they had which was “enjoy outdoor pursuits with family and friends, whatever the weather”. That got me thinking… lets all be honest with ourselves here, wearing glasses do have their negative points. Then the advert went on by saying “imagine waking up everyday to see the time on your alarm clock? Diving into the swimming pool without a second thought?” You know what, I do miss those things.
I also worry about what if one day my house is being robbed, I need to pick my glasses up before I can see anything! That split second could be vital but that is something people with perfect vision would never think about, but then why would they? So would I have laser eye surgery? The answer is no because I am too much of a glasses lover! I am also too much of a wimp and I hope I never need a cataract operation- it’s my worst nightmare! I hate the thought of any surgery on the eyes plus a friend of my had a bad experience with laser eye surgery 3 years ago. Another friend had it done 6 years ago and his vision has deteriorated again!
Even my cousin had laser eye surgery like 3 months ago and his reason was he was sick of wearing glasses because they are an inconvenience and to some extent I do see his point, since he does have 3 children! From my previous experience with children I do get it. However, I don’t understand why at nearly the age of 40 he decided to have laser eye surgery because surely as he gets a little older he will need to wear glasses again anyway.
On the other hand laser eye surgery is not for everyone- like me I am just a wimp and for others they may not be the ideal candidate to have the operation due to the shape of their eyes, how poor their vision is etc… I don’t know the technical side to it all but from what friends have said this is my understanding of it. For me I would certainly rather wear glasses than to have an operation because what if I am the unlucky one and it goes wrong? Glasses are a fun accessory to wear, they can be a statement piece themselves and everyone can see them, so everyone, embrace the fact that we need our glasses 🙂