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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 6 months ago #1

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On Tuesday I finally took the plunge and got LASIK vision surgery to correct my severe nearsightedness. I can't imagine how this might change my photography, but I'm really looking forward to trying it out. I haven't been out shooting yet since I also managed to come down with a bad cold, but hopefully this weekend I'll get out.

We'll see if better vision makes a difference in my photography. :w00t:
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 6 months ago #2

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Please let us know your experience with this and of course, display your excellent work here too.
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 6 months ago #3

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I can say this: shooting with glasses vs. without glasses makes a HUGE difference for me as far as handling cameras go. I hate using a viewfinder with glasses on. Luckily, my glasses prescription is light enough that I can get away with not wearing them most of the time. In fact, it may have been about 6 months since I last wore them :D
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 6 months ago #4

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As you know I had Lasik done to correct my sever near-sightedness.
I love not wearing glasses for distance vision.
However, as I was aware pre-surgery, it would ruin my close or reading vision.
I need corrective lenses for reading and computer work. Basically, anything within arms length is out of focus. But I am told it is an 'age thing' so you should be okay.

As far as photography I found, in my case, I could not manually focus with any accuracy after Lasik. I sold all my much coveted Voigtlander limited edition lenses. That hurt.
But it is an absolute joy to hold a viewfinder directly onto your eye as opposed to squishing and schmooshing your glasses around the peep hole on the camera.

Enjoy your new glasses-free life!

Now you buy cool sunglasses! :D
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 6 months ago #5

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blackcloudbrew wrote:
Please let us know your experience with this and of course, display your excellent work here too.

So far it's been a fantastic experience. I'm seeing 20/20 with each eye and 20/15 together, and I can see the world in normal size vs. myopic size. Depending on how nearsighted you are, everything gets minimized by a certain percentage.

I've worn contacts, but my vision was never this clear in contacts. Still no :cam: as I'm fighting off the cold, but hopefully soon.
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 5 months ago #6

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One bad thing - wearing those stupid eye cups at night while I slept. The tape was all gooey on my face, it was summertime and it was driving me mad.

Surely there have been improvements on this regard in the past 7 years. :cross:
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J.Scott wrote:
Surely there have been improvements on this regard in the past 7 years. :cross:

She only had to wear the gooey tape on the first day. She was provided with glue-removing pads to clean off the gooey crap. They worked fairly well. Every subsequent day, the eye cups were attached using regular 3M scotch tape, and therefore no gooey residue was left behind.
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 5 months ago #8

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Taking them off in the morning wasn't particularly fun though. ;)

I've taken a few photos, and yes, not having my glasses pressed into my face while I use the viewfinder is so nice. But I haven't taken anything worth sharing yet. Tried to get a woodpecker on one of the light poles outside of our house, but he just ends up being too tiny.

I'll keep at it though.
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 5 months ago #9

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You go girl!
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 5 months ago #10

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Thanks Tim. :pinch:

I finally have some photos worth sharing here! I stopped on my way home for a work on this little side street that features some great streetlights. See if you agree. :D

Lighting the Way


Threesome


Snowfall
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 5 months ago #11

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And I definitely get Jeff's point. Not having to smoosh my glasses into my face while I'm using the viewfinder is awesome! Such a difference from my glasses. And photographing without glasses was not an option before, unless I wanted everything to look "impressionistic" (i.e. super blurry)

All in all, still happy I had LASIK.
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Corneal Slicing Sharpness 5 years 5 months ago #12

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Well a big woohoo to you too! Nice efforts. See, you can do cool things with that white stuff.
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