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Nanako
If I say "I got my eyes fixed" , does this always imply that I got plastic surgery? Hi there, Could someone please help me understand the meaning of "get fixed"? If I say "I got my eyes fixed" , does this always imply that I got plastic surgery? The reason I ask this question is I would like to know if I can say the same sentence when I want to explain about that I saw an eye doctor and it was successful at treating (removing?) allergic reactions. I'm sorry if my explanation here is not clear. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks, Nanako
Sep 23, 2018 12:52 PM
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No, not at all. If I heard someone say "I got my eyes fixed" without any context, I would presume they had vision problems (such as cataracts) and that they had had surgical intervention to solve these problems. I would not presume that they were talking about cosmetic surgery. If you're talking about treatment for allergy, say, with medication, you wouldn't say 'fixed' - you fix something that's broken. You could perhaps say something like this: 'I got my eye problem sorted out'.
September 23, 2018
Your condition is not widely discussed or known and so "get my eyes fixed" would only make sense to people who are already knew what treatment you were referring to. You could say: "The treatment (by Dr...) cured me of .... [disease/condition]." Or also "Dr [] cured me of..."
September 23, 2018
Nanako
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean
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Chinese (Mandarin), English