Unlike musical taste or the likelihood of genuinely enjoying shuffleboard, vision does not improve with age. Tackle troublesome optics with today's Groupon: for $1,850, you get LASIK eye surgery for both eyes at Wu Eye Care in Flushing (a $3,700 value).
Dr. Alexander Wu wields an arsenal of tech-savvy techniques that sharpen each clients' vision. With LASIK eye surgery a precisely tuned laser crystallizes eyesight and help patients learn to see faraway objects without relying on contact lenses, spectacles, or extremely fast motorcycles. Once clients are comfortably reclined atop the surgical bed, doctors numb eyes with a drop of anesthetic and position peepers directly beneath the overhead laser device. In about 30 minutes, the laser revamps vision from a small corneal opening that does not require stitches, though clients should refrain from immediately returning to strenuous sports and underwater activities.