Eye of Sauron, Lord of the Rings

As an audience member, I love watching movies on the big screen (and even more so on an Imax screen or in 3d).  The sprawling landscapes, epic battles and high octane chase sequences, the beautiful dances and choreography, the fear and horror, the edge of your seat thrill rides, and tales of romances. Nothing is worse than when you take your seat and the film is out of focus.

Every filmmaker’s body is their most important tool, and it is key to look after yourself to ensure that you’ll be able to get through grilling 20 hour days. As a filmmaker it helps if you have a clear vision (not only with the story and theme of your current project), but your actual vision helps too.

If you wear glasses or contacts, have you ever looked into getting a LASIK procedure to correct your vision?  Modern LASIK, also known as iLASIK, has made huge advancements in the  technology that can save you money in the long run. Did you know that over a lifetime, a 25 year old wearing extended wear contacts will end up spending as much as 20 thousand dollars? The iLASIK procedure uses two lasers combinded with Wavefront mapping technology that makes it a completely unique procedure that is tailor-made for every paitent. Not only that, but it is also covered by most health savings accounts, offering a tax deductible way to pay for it. Compare that to spending as much as 20 thousand dollars.

Having better vision can help when you are making films, whether it is when you are operating a camera, or even when you are just reading a script.