You're comment is right on. There IS a disparity between the challenges I incured with LASIK and the feeling of success I have enjoyed.
I wanted to make sure I communicated the potential problems. They are real. You might, however, have fewer problems, especially if you are younger (I'm 57), have better eyes than I did, and don't require trifocals as I did.
Moreover, maybe I didn't communicate quite so well the benefits:
1. Except while working at the computer (and sometimes while watching TV or movies), I function glasses-free.
2. I love not having glasses as I do my marathon training, especially in the winter, when my glasses used to fog up and make running uncomfortable and even dangerous.
3. I love, for the first time since I was a teenager, actually enjoy going to the swimming pool with my friends and family, where I can now swim and dive without worrying about hitting something or someone.
4. I am very physically active in other things: mountaing hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing, etc., and have a long-range goal to complete a triathlon. All three events are much more pleasant without glasses. With glasses, I wouldn't even think of trying to do a triathlon.
So, like almost everything in life, there are plusses and minuses. You just have to make sure that, for you, the plusses far outweight the minuses.
If in doubt, you probably shouldn't have LASIK. Best wishes. If you have specific questions feel free to post a reply here or e-mail me personally.
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