I have broken several eyeglasses/shades - the boat won't stay still!! At first, I wanted to have the laser surgery but was told that I will just be exchanging one type of lens for another - i.e. being able to see far, but will need reading glasses. When I went to the philippines
, I heard that it was possible to adjust both - at that time, there was only one doctor that had the equipment
. I went for it. Now, several years later, I still don't wear glasses. It is not 100% 20/20 perfect vision, but good to be able to see a certain distance, and also can read if at least 16-18 inches away. Since I had to fly back to where our boat was, I didn't stay for further correction to my slight astigmatism. But I can live with what I have now.
I still can't see during heavy tropical downpours and strong wind
. My eyes are shut most of the time.