I had LASIK surgery done last Thursday. I had been wearing glasses for more than 25 years. Because of super sensitivity of my eyes, I couldn't take advantage of contacts. Since LASIK, propabably should be called PRK earlier, became available 20 years ago, I started to dream of having my vision corrected without glasses. However, I was hesitating and afraid of getting complications and the worse case of losing vision completely.
Today is the forth day after the operation. I changed from near sighted to be far sighted. I couldn't read newspaper. A pair of reading glasses helps me. My doctor told me I should wait a month or more to get my vision stabilized. So I must be the most anxious guy waiting for 2008 to come.
Another reason I couldn't wait for the Christmas to come is that I will go ski without glasses for the first time. Last year, on Squaw Valley, I had a bad landing after a jump. I had my head bumped on the slope. My head was OK as I wore a helmet. But I found my goggle and glasses were gone and I couldn't find my glasses nearby. I asked for help to some teenage skier who waiting for me to clear the slope. Nobody understood what I was looking for. Finally one kid told me, "Is it on your head?" Yes, my glasses was resting on my head like people normally pushing their sunglasses up indoor. Isn't it funny?
This would never happen again, as long as I don't need to read a newspaper when sliding on a slope.