A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age. The lens, named the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, was developed by Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was looking for a way to optimize eyesight regardless of a person’s health or age. With this remarkable lens, patients […]
This would be amazing. I would love to throw away glasses. I investigated Lasick surgery but the odds were not so great. About 10 years ago they were 5% were worse off for having the surgery. Yes admittedly small odds but a significant trade off for not having glasses. Perhaps I might have it in the future when the odds are better. I wonder what the odd are now? This article says with experienced practitioners it is less than 1%.
I have talked to people who had it and they liked the results but hated the process. I don’t like the process either so that is probably my major objection to it. They hold your head immobile while a burning smell happens. I’ll wait until this improves.
Its really a first world problem isn’t it? Glasses are so appreciated by people who can’t afford them. When I was a kid I had another kid I went to school with wear glasses that were barely holding together. He used tape to make sure it stuck together. I wondered why he would put tape on his glasses thinking he was decorating it. When you have money you rarely consider money might be a reason that people do things. I wasn’t rich but I grew up middle class, so for the most part money was never an issue.
I shared that so I could share this. I ran across a pair of glasses in a drawer and donated them to the Lions glasses collection program. You probably have seen the box if you have gone to a glasses store. Anyway it was a good feeling to be able to help someone even though I will never meet them. It makes me feel good knowing that somewhere someone is benefiting from me in ways I can’t even imagine. I can’ t imagine how different my childhood would have been if I couldn’t see. I could not have read, which I enjoyed doing so much as a kid. That would have changed my entire life. When you give a gift you never know how valuable it is to others. Something we forget about can change someones life. Is there anything you don’t use that you can share with others?