Manchester Evening News | Bring Sexy Back with Laser Eye Surgery
There is a long-running debate over whether glasses are sexy. Some people feel that they can add an element of sophistication or seductiveness to a face. Maybe if the Mona Lisa had been wearing glasses, her portrait would never have made it out of da Vinci's studio.
Perhaps it's all a matter of personal taste and depends largely on the glasses and the face in question. Regardless, what is important is how they make you feel, and whether you feel comfortable wearing glasses day-in day-out. If you feel that having to wear glasses has compromised your looks and you can't get on with contact lenses, there is a solution that will enable you to bring sexy back to stay.
Restore your vision and your looks with laser eye surgery
For many people, laser eye surgery is the ideal solution. Not only can it potentially restore your vision to perfect 20/ 20 sight, but it can also effectively remove the need for glasses and lenses in the long term.
It's certainly a much better solution than the one that some people come up with to avoid their eyesight affecting their looks, which is not to wear glasses at all. This is fine in principle, but squinting to read a menu is seldom sexy and eye strain is unlikely to make you feel any sexier. Not to mention the risk of drastically misjudging your date's attractiveness due to your reduced vision.
Laser eye surgery can make it possible for you to see perfectly without the need for unwieldy and unattractive specs.
Is it painful?
There can be minimal discomfort, although laser eye surgery patients often report that the procedure is pain free. Though you will be awake for the entire procedure, your eye will be anaesthetised using special drops, so you shouldn't feel a thing. A very small and shallow incision is then made in the surface of the eye, and the resultant flap folded back. A computer-controlled laser then, within a matter of minutes, re-shapes the cornea, effectively correcting your vision, whether you are short-sighted or long-sighted.
How long does it take?
The entire procedure for each eye takes little more than 20 minutes. It is possible to have both eyes done at the same time (bilateral treatment), though some people prefer to have only one eye treated at first until the outcome is known. Recovery time can also be relatively short, requiring little or no time off from work. It can vary, depending on the exact type of laser eye surgery you undergo, but generally you should be able to resume your usual activities within a matter of days.
Who can have laser eye surgery?
In order to be suitable for laser eye surgery you will generally be over 18 (with a stable prescription) and under 70. Apart from your short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism your eyes should be healthy. A short consultation with a qualified eye doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
So if glasses aren't really working for your image or you just don't like wearing them, there is an alternative, and one that in the long-term can actually work out more cost-effective than glasses or contact lenses.
Manchester Evening News | June 07, 2012 | Read article >
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