HOW DO YOU NOT HAVE LASIK???
I have horrible eyesight. I've worn glasses since the 6th grade. I was a regular contact wearer through college. After my first year of law school I went to the optometrist and he informed me that my eyesight had gotten 100% worse. "Are you a law student?" "Yep. How'd you know?" "You guys read a lot and are in front of the computer all the time. It makes your eyes go bad quick. Wear your glasses, instead of contacts. Glasses put less strain on your eyes." So I did. And my eyesight has remained stable for 10 years.
Meanwhile, particularly in the past five years, all my friends are getting Lasik. Seriously, it's, like, the thing to do. At first I was like "NOOOOOOOO!!! Don't get Lasik! Your glasses are part of your look!!!" But, it turns out that no, their glasses weren't a part of their look and actually, they look awesome and couldn't be happier.
Me? I still fall asleep with my glasses on, wake up with them off, and pray every morning that I haven't broken them somehow in my heavy slumber.
But you know what? I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE.
A wonky contact lens turned what was a scintillating match between, for my money, the best rivalry in tennis (yes, I would rather pay money to watch Rafa/Nole than Fed/Rafa), into a confusing anti-climactic straigth set win for Rafa. I mean, yay for Rafa, but damn this had the makings of another classic clash between these two.
Novak belly is a small consolation. But I'll take it.