One of the best decisions I have ever made was the decision to get LASIK. Recently, I ran across this email I sent home from my first year of college in 2005. Looking back, I am even more grateful for the miracle that is LASIK!
It’s pretty funny, so here it is for everyone’s enjoyment:
The craziest thing happened. I’m on my last pair on contacts and something happened to one of them so I've just been walking around with one contact in one eye. Luckily both my eyes have the same prescription so I have been changing eyes so that my eyes don't get too terribly strained. This has been going on for about 2 weeks. At night when I get home I change into my glasses because the one contact gives me a headache. Last night, something happened to the remaining contact so I have had to wear my glasses all day (I haven't worn glasses in public since I got contacts in 9th grade so it was terribly embarrassing). Then tonight I was cleaning my glasses and the lens popped out of one side! So, I tried to pop it back in and apparently I actually broke the glasses so that they're unfixable. The problem is, I am REALLY blind. I can't see more than 6 inches in front of me. Plus, tomorrow in my humanities class we are discussing film and have to watch movies! So, I decided to try and order more contacts online because I could get them delivered here rushed and have them in 2 days. However, It's been a year and a half since I last got my eyes checked and apparently eye prescriptions expire in a year. So basically I'm screwed. So, that's about it. My roommate thinks I'm crazy because my face is inches from the computer. I don't know how I'm supposed to work tomorrow since we do everything on the computer. I'm going to bed in hopes that this was all a terrible nightmare. Good night.
In case you’re wondering how the story ended, I think I remember Julie walking me to work, where I clearly remember sitting at the reference desk with my face about 2 inches from the computer screen every time a student had a question. Luckily there were not a lot of questions!
That weekend we were able to take an emergency trip to Honolulu and get some glasses in a rush!
Like I said, so grateful for LASIK.