I got this idea from Supah and Lisa
First The Eyes...originally posted 7/10/07
In the process of getting old, it seems the first things to go are the eyes. I've worn glasses or contacts since I was in the 5th grade. Don't worry about how long ago that was... When in my teens and early twenties I wore contacts. After so many years of that, my eyes got tired so I periodically went from glasses to contacts and back. When my health insurance began to cover corrective surgery, I jumped on the band wagon and had the old RK procedure. That is where they actually cut little lines in your lens. It was a miracle of science and I was contact/glasses free for years and years. Enter old age. My RK surgery lasted much longer than the norm and I am very thankful of that, but now my eyes are feeling their age. Before RK, when I'd get up in the mornings I couldn't see where I was going, because I was nearsighted. Now when I get up in the mornings, I can't see what I am doing because I've become farsighted. I can read enough without glasses to do my work, but not enough to read a book for pleasure, or read labels in the grocery store. I have trouble putting my makeup on in the mornings, so I have to stand at a distance from my mirror. There is a silver lining however, standing that far from the mirror, I can't see my makeup mistakes or my wrinkles.... I THINK I look FABULOUS.