So I recently got laser eye surgery, and it has been quite the interesting experience. Previously, I was quite near-sighted and couldn’t see more than a couple feet in front of me before the world started to turn into a blur. I was thinking about switching to contacts for quite a while, but then I did some number crunching and figured that laser eye surgery would be more cost effective in the long run. Plus there were all sorts of perks that go along with it, like being able to fit into masks for sports (hockey and paintball) and costumes (Kylo Ren FTW), not looking like an uber-dork when I go to see a 3D movie, the general convenience of not having to worry about wearing/maintaining glasses all the time, and the indisputable fact that I’m a goddamn sexual Tyrannosaurus without them. Plus I’d be lying if I said that finally being able to wear proper sunglasses wasn’t a huge factor either.
Anyway, the procedure itself was not all that bad – it didn’t hurt, although the stuff they do to line up the laser was really strange. The laser itself didn’t hurt at all, but smelled like burning hair which was a sensation I’m unlikely to forget soon. Oh, and I couldn’t stop thinking about Final Destination 5, which was making me laugh.
I’m still in the post-op recovery phase, although the worst of it is long over. It has really made a major difference for my sight, but I’m holding out a totally glowing review for the moment as one eye is visibly fuzzier than the other, I’m getting some starbursts at nighttime and I’m having some trouble focusing on very close objects (which sucks when one of your biggest hobbies is painting miniatures). However, I’m cautiously optimistic that these issues will clear up in the next few weeks (the focusing issue is already much improved compared to where it was a couple days ago), but until I see a major improvement I’m going to be a little hesitant to give a unconditional recommendation to go through the procedure. It has been pretty amazing thus far, but it’s hard to give an accurate assessment when you’re still in the middle of recovery.
Anyway, hopefully you found that interesting. This week’s selections and “Antarctica” by Book of Black Earth and “Legion of Monsters” by Disturbed. Enjoy!