You're the patient? Excellent, please lie down on this table. I'll be your doctor today but will be working from the next room, remotely controlling the needle-wielding robot above you—I'll try not to sneeze! Just kidding. So, who's ready for some eye surgery?
LASIK's been around a while, and somehow it was only a matter of time before designer vision, corneas custom-tailored to lifestyle and career, started to turn common. Could laser eye surgery become the new graduation boob job?
The nurse applied a series of numbing drops to my eyeball, each stronger than the previous. The doctor clamped my lids back with a metal tool. I felt a bracket hold my eye down and someone in the operating room gave the order, "Suction." A whirring sound commenced and my eyeball felt like it was being sucked up and…