In grade school I secretly wanted glasses, simply because I felt they gave the individual the appearance of intelligence. As with most things, if you look the part you feel the part. However now that actually I need glasses to function normally, I do not wish this fate on the worst of my enemies. Glasses are a hindrance in virtually every physical activity. In fact, my current pair of eye “shackles” completely block all peripheral vision – a major safety hazard when driving. I have tried contacts for a while, but after what felt like an eternity trying to remove them, I decided that there was little point making life any harder. As for laser, it’s too expensive, and who knows what long term side effects will be.