The Caffeinated Penguin

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Laser vision correction

Posted By on February 13, 2011

I need new primary glasses, as LensCrafters is crap and the fake transitions coating is delaminating, and they’re scratched to hell. I also need new safety glasses, because the old ones are several years old and he prescriptions are off. This is going to be in the $600 ballpark.

And then I’ll likely spend that much next year or the year after.

As such, I’m thinking of laser vision correction. At current prices, we’re talking approx $2500 for the surgery.. and the possibility of not needing glasses for the next 10-20 years, and then possibly only readers as I turn into a genuine old man (rather than just a crotchety one). So, this totally passes the return on investment calculation (especially since current time investment is only a couple days off work – one for surgery, one for recovery) and a couple hour exams pre and post op.

Anyone have any personal or one-step removed (immediate friends and family to whom you have directly spoken) anecdotes they’d like to convey? Also, *when* it was done is important – information from 10 years ago is quite a bit different than today.

Thanks in advance.


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