Apparently, there is now an improved version of Lasik eye surgery that routinely results in vision better than 20/20. Remarkable. I had regular Lasik done three years ago and went from having to take an educated guess at the big “E” atop the chart to vision in the 20/30 range. It’s a shame that health insurance doesn’t cover this procedure, considering it “cosmetic.” Given the high cost of glasses and contact lenses, not to mention their incovenience, one would think surgical vision correction would become the routine treatment. Insurance companies don’t require people who could benefit from knee replacement surgery to instead use crutches. Although, come to think of it, I’m sure they would if they could get away with it.
(Hat tip: Bill Quick)