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LASIK (eek!)

August 23, 2011

At approximately 7 o’clock this evening, my eyes will go under the laser, and with odds on my side, I’ll likely emerge with 20/20 vision. Upon being handed a life sentence at the tender age of 8, I didn’t think this day would ever come. But thanks to LASIK technology (and good behavior), I’ll finally be set free after serving 21 years at Vision Correctional Facility.

Of course, like a musician having his eardrums tinkered with or a sommelier getting a nose job, I’m naturally a little bit nervous. What happens if I sneeze during the procedure and my eyes are reduced to a mangled pair of fleshy marbles? Cameras these days have all sorts of automatic settings, but without my vision, I’d say my photography career options would be limited. I might have to get a real job–ugh–I shudder at the thought. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that!

For nostalgic reasons, here’s a photo of me at 8 years old, my first year wearing glasses. As you can see, I’m not too pleased:

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2011 9:34 am

    Good luck Avi.

  2. Mollie Gerver permalink
    August 23, 2011 9:41 am

    The head military doctor of a major country with a really good army once told me I was absolutely insane for wearing contact lenses, and that I would go blind one day. So if you’re wearing lenses, you might have been more at risk. Good luck!! Don’t let Beyonce, Bill Clinton and Sarah P down!!

    • August 23, 2011 10:16 am

      Yeah, my understanding is that contact lenses over the course of your life are more dangerous than LASIK. Anyway, we’ll see what happens…

  3. August 25, 2011 11:19 am

    Success! There was an earthquake hours earlier, but no aftershocks during surgery and I now have 20/15 vision :)

  4. September 21, 2011 12:17 pm

    Good luck Brother

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