Ha! Not the most flattering photo, but here they are! The glasses that caused all the drama! Collected them yesterday afternoon and am VERY happy with them! P says they're too square, but I think they're "cool"! I have decided to give the contact lenses another go - week-ends only! I have multifocal contact lenses and they'r pretty comfortable. I wore them over the week-end! Felt quite strange to be honest - I haven't worn them for a while!
What a bother having weak eyes! I have thought about the laser treatment - and I have been told it is very successful. They say it is safe when performed by experienced doctors, using advanced equipment - I wouldn't do it any other way!! I can't imagine what it would be like to wake up in the morning and see things in my room without my glasses!
Step 1: liquid anesthetic is dropped into the eye, numbing it for surgery, eye lids are propped and the cornea is marked
Step 2: a suction ring holds the eye steady and and a platform for the cutting instrument is put in place - this will help they eye be cut cleanly and also dims the vision.
Step 3: cornea is moistened and the eye is cut. Instrument stops automatically and leaves an uncut section to act as a hinge
Step 4: after the suction is turned off and the cutting device removed - vision returns! The surgeon lifts the still attached corneal flap out of the way, exposing the underlying layers that must be excised by the laser.
In 4 easy steps - vision returned! I don't know .... I'm a bit of a scardy cat!