I've been on the interview circuit for the past couple of months. A lot of the jobs I've been trying for are with Federal or State agencies (Federal or State benefits - sweet!).
I'm really hopeful that I'll get a job that has decent benefits. If I get a vision program, I'm gonna have to try Lasik. I've had to have vision correction for longer than most of you on this board have been alive. I was able to wear contacts for a number of years, but my eyes are so dry now I have to wear glasses.
Glasses can be a fun prop. Nothing puts someone in their place as fast as an older guy looking down at them over half-frame glasses. I have a pair just for that. However, the costs of glasses often outweigh the benefits. You have to clean them, they get scratched, you don't have good peripheral vision, they slide down your nose when it's hot, they can hurt your nose and ears if they're not adjusted correctly, etc.
So Lasik looks pretty good. The only thing I'm hesitant about is I've followed the industry enough to know that it has a motto: "20/10 by 2010"
, meaning that they expect that, by 2010, procedures will be advanced enough that they'll be able to promise most people 20/10 vision. Imagine that. That would be SO COOL! How much would I love to have 20/10 vision after a lifetime of 20/400 in my right eye and 20/600 in my left eye? So I don't know if I want to do it now or wait a couple of years to make sure that I can get the 20/10. I want the 20/10 pretty bad.
Have any of you had Lasik?