Personally, I’m not a big fan of corrective lenses of any kind, but since my vision is fairly horrid without them, I’m stuck with a few options:
- Glasses – My default now. They work well, and my prescription hasn’t changed much in the last few years so I have an extra pair or two sitting around.
- Soft Contacts – I’ve worn contacts off and on in the past, but haven’t purchased any in well over a year even though I have a valid prescription. They’re very high maintenance, and I can’t imagine having to deal with them in a collapse scenario of any kind – even a partial collapse.
- Lasik Surgery – I’m not sure what to think about this yet. I continually battle in my mind with this, but generally end up on the side of “I would prefer not to accidentally go blind.”
Of the three choices, I’ve ended up pretty much settling on glasses, but that brings it’s own set of limitations. Glasses break, they get scratched, your prescription changes over time, etc. Luckily, the only thing that I can’t do much about is the prescription, which leaves me with “What’s the best way to have redundant sets of glasses?” as my main issue here. [Read more…]