I got mine done in April 2008. I couldn't use Systane and other drops because the preservatives dried my eyes out even more. I was put on Bion Tears, which doesn't have any preservatives, and they worked pretty well.
They do look shorter, but I'm not sure if it's just due to the angle the photo was taken at. Cliff didn't have a last in my size, so he had to get a pair made. I'm guessing the lasted trees would have been made at the same time.