Wearing eye glasses or spectacle is not cool… it’s like wearing jewellery which you don’t like. I started wearing spectacle when I was 16 years old… but that was more than a year after I started having short sighted. I was trying to avoid wearing spectacle… but at the end I have to coz it was getting hard for me to see things at distance… things looks blurry and double… yea, I see things double.

Each year I have to change my glasses… not for better but for worse… it’s like my eyes needed 0.5 to 1.0 corrections each year. OK, that numbers doesn’t make sense to some… well, usually people called it 50 degrees or 100 degrees. But I think the correct figure is using the pointer… for instance, if you go to sports shops which sells swimming goggle, some of the goggle will have some numbering on it… such as 1.0 to indicate the goggle has eyesight correction of 1.0 or 100 degrees.

At the end, I was wearing 5.0 and 5.5 glasses… yea, I have uneven eyesight correction. The glasses are getting thicker and heavier… so I have to get a better glass which they called high index lens… I hope I remember that right, coz I’ve not wear glasses for many years already. High index lens is thinner and lighter but more expensive… in fact this glass is harder and stronger just like the gorilla glass used in Samsung Galaxy phone or Apple’s iPhone. To make things much lighter, I use titanium frame… which is more expensive too. But I can’t help it coz I just can’t stand with the pain on my nose which has to hold the spectacle.

So about 4 years ago, I took a bold move… I went for laser eye correction… I went for LASIK… yea, I went for laser eyes surgery. Actually I have been reading about LASIK since the 90s… I learned that the Russian ophthalmologist is offering laser eyes surgery called Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK. Reference about LASIK is very limited coz internet is almost unknown at that time but today you can read it everyway even at ophthalmologist chicagoland. At that time I feel LASIK is dangerous coz after surgery, the eye will be on bandage for a month or so… and they can only perform on one eye at a time just in case something goes wrong with the operation.

But today, LASIK can be performed on both eyes in single operation and there is no need for bandage… after the operation on both my eyes which took less than 30 minutes, I actually able see clearly… during the operation, I did not feel any pain coz they put anaesthesia on my eyes, but after the operation, it was stinging… it’s like someone squeeze an onion near my eyes. But the best part is, I can see clearly, in fact clearer than when I wear my spectacle.

The most important after the surgery is to use the eye drops… to make sure the eyes are lubricated. I have to use the eye drops for 3 months continuously… I did it just to make sure my eyes are OK. Then after that, I will get eye drops from time to time… which is, only when I feel my eyes are dry… and that will be like a few months apart. If you are wearing thick glasses, you should consider LASIK… you won’t regret it… trust me… The best part after I’m no longer dependent to eye glasses is I’m able to see clearly every morning when I wake up… 😀