At what prescription do you become legally blind?

At what prescription do you become legally blind? You might think that recognising whether you are blind is a simple thing. I mean, if you can’t see anything beyond your nose – that should give you a hint, right? Or the fact that your glasses and lenses have become a lifeline that you can’t do without. While these are telltale signs that something isn’t right, nothing is ever that simple – least of all your vision. Our eyes are one…

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

Quick Guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery What’s a normal, healthy level of anxiety? Everyone gets a bout of the jitters before an event or blows their top over the most trivial thing every now and again. But what constitutes too much and when does a nervous or somewhat cautious demeanour become considered a full-blown anxiety disorder? In today’s fast-paced world where we can’t even step out our doors without hearing about political unrest, and natural disasters — add to that the traffic…

Can I go blind from the procedure?

Can I go blind from the procedure? Along with vaccines, the zombie apocalypse, and anything that has wings, losing my eyesight is up there among my biggest fears. Most of the things that give me the heebie-jeebies are embarrassingly either non-life threatening, or just plain silly. They’ve in some way or another manifested themselves in my brain to cause an emotional response whenever thought of or encountered. I’ll never forget, growing up as the quiet wimpy kid, the time when…