SPC: eye spy fear
i have had imperfect vision for as long as i can remember.
i've worn glasses since i was six, and now i'm a minus nine in one eye and a minus ten in the other.
minus twenty is complete blindness.. so i can see clearly up to about two-thirds the length of a new pencil in front of my eyes, and anything beyond that is blurry (sorry, lost my ruler, had to resort to a pencil-measure lol).
three weeks ago i smashed my glasses on the tile floor of my bathroom, and since then i've been wearing my really old, huge, nineties specs.. or my contact lenses, which give me excellent vision but make me really grumpy: it's like having a grain of sand permanently wedged in behind my eyelids.
today i viewed a dvd on lasik eye surgery and promptly burst into tears.
the idea that i could have this miracle blew me away..
and all for only $NZ5600, payable over three years..
tempting, so tempting.
but: holding my eyelids open while a light burns into my cornea??
and will my eyes be able to be operated on, or will they say no??
"Your Westley is dead. I killed him myself."
"Then why is there fear behind your eyes?"
(any Princess Bride fans here??)