Isn't Lasix some kind of diuretic?
LASIK (all caps since it's an acronym like NASA) was *THE* choice for me. I was seriously nearsighted and the weight of glass or plastic lenses was so great it ate into my nose. The thickness of the plastic lenses was so great that the edges touched/rubbed/annoyed my cheeks. Contacts worked for a while, but then nobody could fit me with a pair that corrected my vision properly - and they started to feel like ground glass in my eyes even when brand new.
LASIK can correct astigmatism as well.
And for Glaucoma - they measure your cornea to see how thick it is. If you have sufficient thickness for the LASIK (which removes a VERY tiny amount), then you qualify as a 'candidate'. If your cornea is too thin, then you do not qualify. I have heard some anecdotal stories of crappy LASIK clinics who go ahead and proceed even if you are too thin, but they are rare. Any major LASIK center with a reputation will only perform the procedure on qualified candidates.
you get to use your "Pre-Tax Spending Account" to pay for it.
Fantastic not needing glasses to swim, jog, work-out, "etc." (it's that "etc." that's really important)...
Contacts are super bad with balsa dust (or some of you that would be fiberglass dust).
Now I can wear normal sunglasses.
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117