Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Visit to the eye doctor

I finally broke down and went to the eye doctor yesterday. I've been getting headaches, and my eyes always seem strained, and I've been having to look over the top of my glasses to read things... So, yes, I will now be joining the ranks of bi-focal wearers. And geezaroo... they cost a lot more than regular lenses. I won't have the new glasses for probably another week though.

I went in the morning, and I always have them do the whole shebang on me. My dad has had a lot of eye problems so I am a bit paranoid about it. They dilated my pupils and said that's what it will be like when I'm in my sixties. I am not looking forward to that. I got my funky free sunglasses insert, and drove home ok, but then I couldn't read, couldn't work on the computer, couldn't do much of anything until about mid afternoon. And I had a headache. I probably should have gotten a later appointment.

Apparently my distance vision has stayed the same (which means I still can't see anything far away), but my close vision has gotten worse. The doctor said that was normal for "someone my age." Otherwise he said everything looked fine. I had a funny exchange with the girl who did my paperwork. I asked her what my vision was, you know, like "20/20 is supposed to be perfect, so what's mine?" In all seriousness she said mine IS 20/20 ...with my prescription. I kinda smiled to myself and asked what it was without my glasses. She didn't know. I decided to leave it at that.

On a totally unrelated note, it's also a bit weird, because my eye doctor's father actually attends my church... but he doesn't know it. I guess they don't get along, so I've never brought it up.

I've never even looked through bifocals before, so this will be different. He said I might want to put my regular glasses on when doing the treadmill until I get used to the bifocals. Maybe when I drive too. It just depends on how long it will take me to get used to them. Life is so much fun.

So... I guess I'll be "seein' you" around. Hahahahaha....


MR said...

well, that's better than a sharp stick in the eye.

I need to go in and get some prescription sunglasses. Also, when I was there last year, the new eye doctor was this hot woman. That must be the eye test, if your hat flies off when you see her, your eyes are fine.

Well, good luck with your bisexual glasses. Hahahahaha...

grace said...

LOL, I need to go in too, but I'm not sure, at my advanced age, if I'll be around long enough to justify the expense of bifocals.

I really don't mind not seeing well, although the driver that flipped me off the other day seemed pretty irate.

dan h. said...

Darn. I knew I should have worn a hat.

I hear ya... sometimes we're better off NOT seeing everything. :)