Well, it sounds good.
Perhaps I should go with, Medical Marvel, of Oh My Goodness How Did You Ever See With Those Eyes? Today I went for an appointment with the optician after all the drama at the end of last year. At the time the optician told me she was worried about what she saw behind my eyes. I was worried, waking up and not being able to see anything for a minute or more each morning is a pretty worrying thing. Seeing the world through a veil of lights with a side order of blinding headaches isn’t any better. The optician telling you to stay put and not go home till she can get you an appointment with the hospital isn’t any more soothing.
Today the same optician told me I had scared her to death. I am glad she left it to today to tell me and didn’t say so at the time, although I would have had to be completely oblivious to not know she had been concerned that day in November.
The good news is, the fluid has mostly receded, the swelling on the optic discs has mostly gone, apart from what she described as “flat little pieces like bubble wrap” in my right eye. Apparently that too should also go with time.
The fabulous news – I am a star.
The less than fabulous news – it’s because my optic discs were so bad they are now the highlight of the training manual used not just for opticians within the firm but for local medics and other opticians in the area.
See what I mean?
Why couldn’t it have been for something much more glamorous?
The good news kept coming. My prescription needs to be updated, well, I expected that. I need the glasses to read, I know that, the world is a beautiful blur without them. As we are well and truly in the electronic age and I once in a wonder find myself using a computer (no, really?) I could do with a prescription for that distance as well. Then there is walking about. I am long sighted, so you would think I wouldn’t need them for general use, apart from middle distance, apparently I could also do with that.
That’s right, I could do with TRIPLE varifocals.
I. Am. An. Old. Fart.
That’s what she was too nice to say.
However, I pointed out I can adjust the distance I hold a book AND the distance I sit from a computer screen. I can’t do much about the landscape, even I have limits to my awesomeness. This time around we are still going with single vision lens. This time, I have a year or two, apparently and then that’s it. Pfffft, I say to that.
About two hours after I left the optician’s office I remembered one important distance. I had forgotten to say, “hey, a lot of the time I have a camera’s viewfinder jammed right up to my eyes, what about for that?”
I need a keeper.
In the meantime, as my plan to stick the Polaroid film into the 1200 camera and take some instant street photographs was scuppered by the pouring rain, here are a few flowers from last Sunday, while they still looked as they ought.
Have a wonderful Saturday.
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