The Day I Said Goodbye to my Myopic Eyes

I started to get a poor eyesight when I was in grade school. I still remember the days when I used to sit near the blackboard just to copy lectures, notes, exercises and so on. Those were really difficult and hassle days as a student. Until I had no choice but to wear eyeglasses no matter how much I hate having that frame with two lens on my face. :( I endured the agitation of wearing eyeglasses for years. Then come college, I decided to wear contact lens because I dislike the nerd/geek look of wearing eyeglasses. To sum it up, I suffered from a myopic vision or nearsightedness for almost 11 years.

However, they say things come to an end. True! Last March 22 was the day I officially said goodbye to my eyeglasses and contact lens and said hello to a clear eyesight! Thanks to LASIK eye treatment. I am now stress free from putting on and off my contact lens and eyeglasses. Yaaaaayyyyyy!!! :)))

Before the operation, it seemed that there were butterflies and fishes in my stomach. I was very nervous because it was my first operation EVER. Thank goodness my titas were there to accompany me and alleviate the tension.

During LASIK, my body was as straight and as stiff as a statue and my fingers were crossed. There was never an attempt to create any single unnecessary movement because it might cause disturbance in the operation. hahahaha good girl over here!!!

After more or less 20 minutes of operation, I had my clear eyes!!! The first thing I did was to read whatever word that caught my sight. I seriously wanna cry that time because finally I have a good vision! From blurry, vague and scattered images, they turned into clear and sharp words. Haaaay what a priceless moment to have my good vision back. TYL! :)))

Thank you Dr. Lacsamana of International Eye Center for taking care of me. :)

It's been a week now since I underwent LASIK. Though I'm still recovering and still have a little cloudy eyesight due to adjustments in my eyes, I'm glad I am better now. Lesson learned after all these years: TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR EYES! You wouldn't want the hassle of wearing eyeglasses, contact lens and going to the optometrist or ophthalmologist every now and then just to get your eyes checked.


The Paradox of our Age

Earlier in class, my professor shared a poem about life and the world we live in today. I'd like to share this very interesting poem because I think it's really something that we should reflect on; a food for thought too. It's a very simple poem yet it says a lot. 

The Paradox of Our Age
By: Dr. Bob Moorehead (1995)
“We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness; we take more vitamins but see fewer results.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we fly in faster planes to arrive there quicker, to do less and return sooner; we sign more contracts only to realize fewer profits; we talk too much, love too seldom, and lie too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We’ve added years to life not life to years.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We’ve conquered outer space but not inner space; we’ve done larger things, but not better things; we’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less; we make faster planes, but longer lines; we learned to rush, but not to wait; we have more weapons, but less peace; higher incomes, but lower morals; more parties, but less fun; more food, but less appeasement; more acquaintances, but fewer friends; more effort, but less success.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; drive smaller cars that have bigger problems; build larger factories that produce less. We’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, but short character; steep in profits, but shallow relationships.
These are times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure and less fun; higher postage, but slower mail; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; these are times of fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, cartridge living, throw-away morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to prevent, quiet or kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. Indeed, these are the times!”

Source: http://eaglesonline.org/the-paradox-of-our-age-thought-nuggets-for-memorial-day/