I highly recommend this surgery

I was about eight; it was the late 1980s. About the stove in the kitchen of our apartment in Moscow was a digital clock. The kitchen table where I had my meals was just a couple of meters away. I had developed a habit of looking at the clock often. I had noticed that if squinted, it was easier to see the time of the clock. But then, with every passing month, the figures became blurrier. Even squinting didn’t help. I thought then about how I’d struggled to see the board in my class from any row other than the first. The connection was clear — I had trouble seeing things in the distance.