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Time for a new icon

Since that other picture was taken over a year ago, and since it was taken at work (a place where I won't be much longer) I decided this was a good time to update my personal icon. I just hope no one will start regarding me as an alcoholic from now on. I mean, I'm not even a big fan of Guinness. I'd rather have a Kilkenny, or a Caffrey's, or a Murphy Irish Red. Or orange juice. Yes, I drink stuff without alcohol as well :D

BTW: can you tell I'm bored at the moment? I'm completely up to date with LJ again, updated my icon, booked tickets and ... that's about it. With some minor tasks inbetween.

In other news: I went to the optician last thursday. My eyes have become even worse. Left: -11.00 Right: -12.75
It is possible to get soft and hard contactlenses that strong, as well as glasses of course. Mom phoned me yesterday night if I wouldn't want to consider lasering as an option. I've always been quite scared of it. Only the slightest thing has to go wrong for you to end up (half)blind. I don't want to take any risks with things that involve my eyesight or my hearing. If something bad should ever happen to me (Heaven forbid!), I'd rather go cripple or lose a limb than end up deaf or blind.

But anyway, almost the same question as last week. Does anyone have any experiences with eye-lasering?

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skunktaur
Feb. 24th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC)
I still say that's one hell of a shiny nose..

And unfortunately, I have no experience with Eye Lasers.
I have learned on TV though that you need to have a Power Level of 5000 or more, or be partly robotic to posess eye-lasers. Does that help?
rob_d
Feb. 24th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC)
It's Guinness foam on my nose, and those are not the kind of eyelasers I meant. I don't want to wink at a cute girl, only to see her drop dead in front of me :D

You're too silly.
skunktaur
Feb. 24th, 2004 05:47 am (UTC)
I know, I know.

While I have no personal experience with it, I may try and assist some.

What they do in Eye Laser surgery, is use a laser to evaporate bits of your eye-lens. By doing this, they can alter the natural shape of the lens to refract light as if it has passed through the lenses of glasses or contacts.

They can do this to correct a wide range of far-/nearsightedness.

How's that?
chibimun
Feb. 24th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)
thats a great picture!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 24th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC)
Hey Rob,

I don't personally have experience, but my office manager at work had the surgery done over a year ago. He was very pleased with it. I don't know how bad his eyesight was before (his glasses weren't that thick) though. Also, he did mention that a possible side effect is that night vision gets affected (ie, when driving at night you would see halos around the street lights). I agree with you though. I hesitate only because blindness is a possibility, and they would make you sign a disclaimer relieving them of all responsibility should something go wrong.

~G.
caniche
Feb. 24th, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC)
I have lots of numbersies, sadly I dunno what is what.

I hace something that says BC 8.5
and -5.75
AX 180...

I dunno if any of these mean something to you, but I still managed to get contacts for that. They are more expensive though, it says you can get lenses for 90 euro but they charged me 160 for them.

hackrabbit
Feb. 24th, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
First of all, love the new icon. :D

Secondly, I had no idea your eyes were that off. Sorry to say I don't have any experiences with eye-lasering, let alone glasses or lenses. I'm still running around with +0.5 and -0.5.
Hope you'll find a suitable solution though. *hug*
pinstripemafia
Feb. 24th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
My mom had laser surgery on her eyes a year ago, and it all worked out well. The only thing was that she couldn't rub her eyes for weeks, and they burned for the first few days. You have to keep them shut for the rest of the day when you get it done, too.
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