Perhaps you noticed that thestirring conclusion of our last blogpost promised an equallystirring follow-up a week later. That you'rechronologically sharp is no secret to me, inquisitive reader, and I'm not attempting to gaslight you into thinking that the difference between January 11th and February 21st is a mere week. Nor do I completelyblame you for your recent foul behaviour, which I've heard includes tearing the sink from your bathroom wall and uppercutting elderly women headfirst into the ceiling, actions which can be nothing else but symptoms of YELC-blog withdrawal. I apologize for the immense delay. I was busy. Writing reports. Meeting with important people in New York, Hong Kong, London, and Berlin. Harvesting Rice Krispie squares from the depths of the Amazon rain forest.
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You know folks - *adjusts fedora with slip of paper reading Press tucked in the hatband* - duringmy long decades of journalisticofferings to the twingoddesses of my profession the Laser and the Muse - both the critic dwelling in his ivory tower and the everyman in the streets dyedebony byits shadow agree that I've captured the spirit of our modern age to a degree unprecedented in the medium of blogs having to do with laser eye surgery and cosmetics. But despite the avalanche of plaudits under which my careeris buried, I am a humble man and cannot help bu
If you've ever taken a look at our surgery suite,you may have noticed a rather curious vase of eyeglasses sitting on a table pushed against the northern wall of the room.
"You know, I have," you say while tenting your fingers and settling into your dark-green overstuffedleather armchair in a manner professorial. "Is it a trophy? Is it there becauseeach pair of glasses issymbolic proof of Dr. David Rootman and his sundry corneal specialists masterfullyconquering surgery after
"During the bounteous unfurling of youth every man of sensitivity and intellect surveys all of sublime creation within and without, necessarily becoming an eye all-appraising, a craving manifest -- he wishes to be Superman or Cyclops from the X-Men. But as he ages, the ripened wisdom pluckedfrom the fields of knowledge by all from Heraclitus to Kantdispenses with this craving and replaces it with another-- there are many heroes who shoot lasers from their eyes, but it is perhaps the greatest heroes of
Optometrist. Romance novelist. Christmas tree farmer. Lion tamer. Hip hop mogul. Zoroastrian high priest. Lead ventriloquistof an AC/DC cover band.
Toronto's premier radio personality?
Yes, inquisitive reader, I nod affirmatively in your general direction because it's as true as the day is long-- our very own Dr. Juliusz Gorecki has added yet another talent to an already impressive arsenal. He recently sat down with DJ Mad Dog of99.9 FM Virgin Radio to do a couple of promotional spots for YELC.
So what do they get up to? Well, they cover Dr. Gorecki's
Wooooooo-o-o-o-o-o! Halloween descends upon Toronto! Ill-intentionedspectres! Shadowy figures! Ghostly cackling! Werewolves punching vampires and so forth! And perhaps most terrifyingly of all, dishonesty in advertising.In one of our previous entries, we warned you about advertisements boasting deceptively low prices for laser eye surgery. We suggested that you ask your LASIK provider the following questions:
- What is included?
- What is not included?
- What kind of technology is used?
- What will I have to pay if enhancement surgery becomes necessary?
- How many follow-up visits will I need to make, and at what cost
After brushing my teeth before bed last night, I realized everything still looked clear yet I was automatically reaching for my eyes to remove my contacts. Waaaaait a second, no need for that anymore! Yep, its my second day after LASIK and Im loving it more and more. I was expecting to be very light sensitive yesterday and for the vision to be fairly blurry but both of those things did NOT come to pass. I had my blinds wide open all day and was admiring how clear the Toronto skyline looked. Today things look even sharper than yesterday and I can watch TV and use the computer quite comfortably. I probably could have gone to work today but hey, who am I to complain about an extra day off?
I had my one-day follow-up with Dr. Rootman yesterday afternoon and my vision was better than 20/20 in each eye. There was a couple of small wrinkles in the flap of my right eye but Dr. Rootman smoothed these out for me in about 30 seconds; he makes this stuff looks easy (its not,
My bedroom window faces the CN tower. Sounds like a great view to wake up to right? Well, I wasnt ever able to properly wake up to that view; it usually just looked like a big tall blob when I opened my blinds. That all changed today, however! And yes, that means my surgery went off without a hitch (other than some technical difficulties with the stream, thanks again for your patience and understanding).
So how was the surgery? Honestly, it was no worse than getting a cavity filled at the dentists office (and I used have a lot of cavities as a kid, being a candy fiend and all). I didnt really have time to get nervous about the operation ahead of time since we were frantically trying to set up for the live stream. All of a sudden Im lying down in the operating room getting the areas around my eyes disinfected. Before I know it, Dr. Rootman is telling me to look at the flashing red light and attaching the suction ring to my right eye (the suction ring is used in
So todays the big surgery day! Which also means today was the last time I had to roll over to the other side of the bed upon waking up just to see my alarm clock clearly. Two days ago was my last time wearing contact lenses, pretty much my best friends over the last 12 years or so (best friends in terms of time spent together; I do have real friends, I swear). I wont lie, Im not going to miss them; I now get to sleep in an extra 45 seconds every morning. Having to wear glasses the last couple of days has reminded me why I became a contact lens wearer in the first place; no peripheral vision, the specs flying all around at the gym, the need to clean them off every couple of hours I will not miss that either.
Am I a bit nervous? Well, Ive never had ANY sort of surgery, so yes. Dont get me wrong, I have full faith in Dr. Rootman performing a smooth and successful operation tonight as always. Ive seen hundreds of his patients at their follow-up appo