So I made it through 8 hours of my eyes being blurry from being dilated yesterday. AM sure I got strange looks from some drivers, as i had my sunglasses on to drive after leaving the eye dr.s office; being that it was a cloudy day! I also got strange looks from my girls as I walked inside the house with my sunglasses on and ate supper that way. The bright lights just hurt the eyes and the sunglasses felt better. I was able to take them off before 8 hours tho 🙂 just not able to read.
Glad to say that I won’t need my cataract in my left eye out yet. It is growing, but Dr said I can wait since its not causing real problems. So time will tell. Everything else looked good!
Here is my question for you. I learned something new. When the tech was getting ready to put the dilation drops in my eyes I asked her if she could put half the dose in, since I was so sensitive to them. She said yes and asked me how long it usually took my eyes to get back to normal. When I told her at least 8 hours, sometimes longer she was surprised. She said what makes it more surprising is that I have brown eyes. I was like , um.. yeah, but what does that have to do with anything? Apparently brown eyed people are supposed to recover faster from dilation. WELL my eyes missed receiving that message. Blue eyed people are supposed to have more trouble with it.
HMMMM…….are my eyes really brown? Maybe they are blue 🙂 Sorry, couldn’t resist! Have you all seen The Dress picture that has made the news and all other sorts of social media? I am sure at least one of my readers have, so you will get that comment. If you haven’t, just google it and you will see what I am talking about. You will feel so much smarter that you know of piece of such important news! LOL!
Am curious, for those who have got their eyes dilated, what has your experience been with how long the dilation lasts? Are you brown eyed or blue? 🙂