I wanted to publish something for people who are in the same position as I was a few years ago. I was hearing so much about various eye surgery techniques and especially Lasik surgery.
Our eyesight is arguably one of the most, if not, the most treasured of all our senses for many of us, and personally as an artist, it is the most valuable, and treasured of all my senses.
Again I speak personally, but let me tell you this. I would sooner lose a leg, an arm (as long as it was my left one, just kidding)…Or lose even my hearing, a musician would obviously disagree there and fair enough. I would even prefer to lose my ability to speak or smell or taste, the ever lose the ability to see all the beauty around me and to wake each day and see nothing but blackness. To never again see the beauty of nature or worse…never see the faces and expressions of my loved ones.
OK, A little dramatic I know, but my point is this. My sight is my number one possession, and so interfering with it in any way was a long and anxious journey for me.
My own mother at age 81 just this year had a cataract operation and after years of really poor milky sight, she Visiclear could see so clearly again. Of course that is completely different from Lasik I know.
My point here is that everyone needs to protect their gift of sight, and enjoy the very best that modern medicine and technology can provide if or when needed.
Advances in this particular field of medicine, as with many others, has progressed beyond measure and now what use to be a major procedure, again like so many other medical advances, is now almost as easy as a regular dental check up!
I have to point out at some stage though, that as brilliant and worthwhile as the Lasik surgery was for me, I knew it wasn’t designed to fix my short or near vision. That was purely a result of aging and that, for some of us is a naturally occurring downside. To varying degrees, our near sight may progressively deteriorate as we age. I still wear reading glasses for the computer and the newspaper, but what Lasik did for me was to turn my far sight from a blurry squinting world of multi-focal specs, into a whole new world of crystal clear, sharp, crisp brightness and clarity. One I hadn’t ever remembered seeing before without cumbersome expensive prescription lenses.