I am off the eye doctor this afternoon for a routine check up. The only thing I really don’t like about the eye doctor is when they dilate your eyes! No, it doesn’t hurt, but my eyes are real sensitive to it and I can’t see right for around 8 hours!! So you won’t see me on the computer this afternoon or evening. Maybe i will be at 3 in the morning, LOL!
I complain about the dilation BUT I am thankful that I have a good Doctor to go to. Thankful that they can help keep my eyes healthy, for you only get 1 set of eyes and I highly value mine! I cannot imagine not being able to see. To not see the beautiful smiles of my girls, and the twinkle in my husband’s eyes. To not see the beauty of the pure white snow and the wonderful budding of trees in the Spring and the blooming of flowers. The chirping birds in the tree and my loyal dogs. I could make this post my longest post by writing everything down that I LOVE to see. I feel so badly for the ones that don’t have the gift of sight, and yes it is a gift. A gift that is easy to take for granted. You kinda just assume you will always have it.
3 years ago I had to get cataract surgery, my night vision was starting to be really affected to where I did not trust myself to drive at night. I saw those mega halos on the lights and the world was just so dark, that I could hardly see the lines on the road. Yes, I was young to have a cataract. I had the rare, fast moving kind. If you would know about my medical history, the word rare has been used a lot more than once! LOL!
I was scared to have the surgery tho I did want my night vision improved. But the thought of them messing with my eye I did not like. I was like one wrong slip with the laser and OOPS, didn’t mean to cut there! A little too late! Glad to say the surgery went perfectly and to anyone who is worried about having the surgery done, Go for it! You will be so happy you did. I remember the first night I drove and I was like WOW, they turned the lights back on, was so much brighter and the halos were no longer.
Now there is another cataract in my other eye, which wasn’t moving as fast, but eventually I will probably have to get it done. So my night vision isn’t perfect,but a lot better! I don’t want to get my left eye done, not because I am scared, but because I am enjoying something rare again that happened with the surgery. I used to be far sighted. I wore glasses til I was 13 and then I only needed them for reading and close up work, like the computer. Now I am far sighted still in my left eye but my right eye that had the surgery is near sighted. So I no longer need glasses to read or for the computer 🙂 It is AWESOME! Yes I cant’ read signs at a distance as easily anymore, but I will handle that in trade for not having to wear glasses. So I am thinking if I have to get the cataract out of my left eye that may make that eye near sighted and then I would be in trouble. We will see what the Dr says, and I will remember that if I need glasses again in the future, its a small price to pay for having the gift of sight! GO ENJOY the WORLD today! Try to see how many things you can spot and take appreciation in and be thankful that you can see!