I’m off tomorrow to have my eyes worked on with Lasik. I may still have to have reading glasses (damn!), but I hope to be free of the glasses and contact lenses that I’ve had to wear since I was young boy. There are some risks, of course, but what else is new? There are also benefits, like not having to grope around blindly in the morning for my glasses (which my cats frequently knock off the nightstand, anyway), not being afraid of falling asleep in my contacts (or worse, falling asleep in my contacts and dealing with painful dried out eyes afterward), being able to swim without having my lenses float off, and so on. I love modern technological capitalism.