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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Eye to Eye

Yesterday was my annual appointment with my ophthalmologist...oh goody. The good news is that both eyes seem to be healthy although the vision in my right eye continues to deteriorate. The doctor keeps referring to the problem as a "cataract" but it's not the usual cloudy problems associated with a typical one. Basically, the lens is a sac of protein and apparently my sac is changing and not for the better.

Anyway, it's still up to me to decide when to have the intraocular lens replacement surgery and I'm not ready. As long as I can see to drive, read, watch TV, blog and all the other necessities, my quality of life in terms of vision is just fine so why mess with things?

Now I've made appointments for the two of us to see our optometrist who usually takes care of the glasses/contact lens end of vision. Because of the problems with my right eye, I gave up wearing contacts a few years ago. Now I want to see if there is a way to somehow get myself back into them. Part of it is vanity but part of it is also the fact that wearing contacts offers a much better peripheral view. Stay tuned...

5 comments:

Linda said...

The older I get, the worse my vision gets but I guess that's all part and parcel of the aging process, isn't it?

I hope that you can get your eyes corrected without surgery if at all possible though I hear that the laser vision surgery is really quite good.

Renee said...

I think watching the computer for so long is causing my eyes to get a bit slower.

I need to take DD in for her yearly eye exam though cuz we know she needs an update on her glasses.

I hope you find a solution that works best for you.

Patti said...

I hope you can use contacts again and not need surgery.

I wore contacts for a long time, but gave them up when I needed bifocals, actually trifocals.

Mary said...

Joan,

I'm sorry that you're having trouble with your vision. I have glaucoma but so far haven't lost any vision other than what is normal for my age.

I've added you to my prayer list.

Blessings,
Mary

rosemary said...

every few years i need new glass lenses....my glasses are a part of my face...I am lost without them for vanity and necessity reasons.