What?!? Look Directly at the Laser?!?

Eye Surgery on Monday!


I still don’t really know why I’m having PRK laser eye surgery. I can see perfectly with my glasses, and I can usually tolerate my contacts for a day of school. My eyes get pretty sore and bloodshot if I go out for a night on the town with them in, though.

It must be a terrible combination of vanity and economics: I know I look better without my glasses, and my health care plan will actually pay for a large portion of the surgery.

As for safety, my surgeon is apparently a superstar. I googled him, and found a whole bunch of research he is working on, along with a guy who had him as his eye surgeon, and gives the doc a huge thumbs up. About the most disturbing thing I could find about him is a small square of paper in my preparation package with the title “Prayer Request.” It starts “Your surgeon is a Christian and he believes in the power of prayer.” If I check the box, put my name on the line, and hand it in on the day of my surgery, the doctor will take a moment to pray with me for a good outcome. However, the card also says that “Each day [the doctor] personally prays for his patients and he prays for divine guidance as he operates on each patient.” I think that should be enough. After all, if God is looking out for the doc’s performance (and, by association, his malpractice insurance), I’m sure that means I should be fine.

I will miss running out of lens solution, and waking up in the morning not being able to read the alarm clock.

If I’m able to see the computer screen on Tuesday, I’ll let you know how it goes.

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