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Legally blind to 20/20 in 24 hours

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

A couple months ago, after losing a contact lens at the office (I needed to pop it out to clean it, and failed to catch it) I decided that enough was enough, and the following week signed up for Wavefront-guided custom Lasik eye surgery. It took a couple months for my eyes to readjust to their “natural” shape following 12 years of rigid gas permeable contact lens use, but I finally underwent the LASIK procedure last Friday.

At a bit over nine diopters of correction needed I was (without glasses or contacts, obviously) legally blind according to California law. 24 hours after the procedure, they followed up with a quick test and my vision was at 15/20 for my left eye, 20/20 overall. I’m very pleased with the results so far; my only regret is that I didn’t get this done sooner.