When I came home from college for the Thanksgiving holidays, I was very stunned to hear that he had gone through a Lasik operation for his vision. It pertained to my attention immediately, as he was using sunglasses on a rainy Maryland afternoon. Apparently one of the possible short-lived side impacts of the Lasik procedure is a sensitivity to light. After talking with him independently, he hadn't actually had any of the side effects that his Lasik physician had actually explained, but was having a wonderful time making the family believe that he did. Exactly what a character.
Granddad is one that always takes pleasure in new devices, people's sympathy, and the chance to tell another story to anybody ready to listen. It almost appears that the Lasik treatment was tailor made for him, particularly since his Lasik operation was essentially problem free. In addition to the sunglasses, the physician that performed his Lasik surgery offered Granddad a pair of goggles to wear during the 20-20 Institute night so that he would not rub his eyes in his sleep. Granddad also wore them at breakfast and for a lot of meals, stating that a possible squirt in the eye from a grapefruit or wine glass was not allowed in the Lasik handbook. I ought to discuss that we do not typically drink wine, which he was not offered a Lasik handbook.
2 of the more common momentary negative effects after Lasik surgery are level of sensitivity to light or to glare, especially during the night, and some possibility of changing vision for a number of days after the Lasik treatment. I have actually never ever seen a male milk so much from a combination of one or both of these symptoms, though he never had either one.
He couldn't clear dishes from the table because his fluctuating vision may have him drop the plates, and he could not drive to the corner store during the night because ... well, you get the concept. I do question why I was told the real story of his Lasik treatment, however I think a secret partner makes the stories all the sweeter.
As it ends up, the only real post Lasik symptom that he in fact had was dry eyes, and he had eye drops for that. As it turned out, he had to get a 2nd kind of eye drops from his Lasik physician given that he needed a thicker prescription to get through the night easily. Granddad was amazed that he appeared to be a design Lasik patient at his age, though his physician stated he had actually done a number of extremely effective Lasik surgeries for customers into their seventies, and even a few in their eighties.
I am surprised that Granddad bothered to look into a Lasik operation, for I never discovered that he had a issue with his glasses. He states it was due to the fact that Lasik would reveal the handsome guy he is more plainly to the ladies, though he has actually been a widower for twelve years and appeared fine with that.
He did state though that the clearness of vision that the Lasik treatment gave him is much better than any he has actually had in over thirty years. Maybe that is true, for my post Lasik grandpa is more thinking about things and more active than I have actually seen him in the last couple of years. Maybe Lasik belongs of that.