by liberal japonicus
I've had glasses since the third grade, something that was only caught by my observant 2nd grade teacher, Mrs Carmody, who noticed that while many of my math answers were wrong, it was because I had copied down the wrong numbers from the blackboard. My mother scoffed at the notion until one day, our across the street neighbor, who was an Air Force major, was coming to our house and I looked out and told her that the plumber was coming. I still remember the realization that you could actually see individual leaves on a tree.
I tried soft contacts for a year in college. It was great to not have glasses, though I continually was pushing up my now absent frames, but my eyes would get so dried out that I gave up.
Now, my cousin had Lasik done and I've been wondering about it and the other variations. Lasik was approved in Japan in 2000, so I hope that the bugs have been straighted out, though Asian patients tend to get dry eye much more than Caucasians, according to Wikipedia. So I'm wondering if any ObWiers have had it done. I'm really curious how it works with the far-sightedness that comes with old age. Any thoughts?