Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shoulda Left Well Enough Alone?........

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about having laser eye surgery and how thrilled I was with it. And I mostly was. For the first time in years, I could read, use the computer, thread a needle, and crochet, all without glasses. I did have to start wearing glasses to drive at night, which I never had to do before, but I don't do a whole lot of driving at night, so it was worth the trade-off.

Until this morning.

When I couldn't read the newspaper. Oh, I could manage the headlines, but I have no idea who died or what the comics said this morning. I'm sure my horoscope was another lie as usual, but it may have told me that I was going to have a screaming headache by the end of the day, and I would have known to stay home.

I only had the laser surgery done in one eye, the left one. I had (have?) excellent distance vision, so he made my left eye for up close and the right one he left alone for distance. Evidently the brain is smart enough to compensate.

I am almost due for a check-up one year after my last post-op visit, so I called the doctor's office. I'm going in for an "enhancement evaluation" next Wednesday. The "enhancement" apparently costs freakin' $750. Although this happens to almost everyone who has the surgery, it's not included in the initial cost.

I don't THINK I'm sorry I did it. But I hate being in this position. Either I have to start wearing glasses full-time, or I have to have the enhancement.

Caught between a rock and a blind spot.



Maggie said...

That really stinks! Why don't they tell you that at the beginning? Not fair. Good luck with your visit.

Anonymous said...

that is a big, fat bummer!!!!!