I’ve been running around all morning. I had an appointment at 8:30 at my optometrist’s office. I have perfect vision now in my right eye!
But what is aggravating is that out of that eye I see great, but then the left eye is not fixed yet so looking at things through those two very different eyes is kind of crazy.
Dr. Vincent had me go down the block to CVS and pick up some reader glasses. My regular glasses, that I just paid about $700 for last November, didn’t have frames, so he couldn’t just pop one lens out and put a clear one in for the time being.
I took the readers I bought back to him and he popped out the lens and put a clear lens in its place. Then, when I have the left eye done, he will pop the lens that came with the readers back in for reading.
I don’t want to try to do it because he had to warm the glasses in order to get the lens to pop in and out.
I have on the readers while I type this and what I see on my laptop is not as skewed. Still a bit blurry though.
If I could put a hand over one eye, I was okay. But you need both hands to do a lot of things.
Now I won’t need glasses when I drive, etc. But I will need the readers to read, as with most people over a certain age.
Next week he will check the eye again and we will decide about scheduling surgery at Triad for my left eye. Dr. Vincent’s office works in coordination with them.
For anyone who might be about to have cataract surgery, they have you pick up all these different drops at the pharmacy. You have to remember to wait 5 minutes between putting each one in.
Just a pain and an inconvenience and I get confused easily. And you sure don’t want to forget to do them all and follow the proper instructions.
So Dr. Vincent told me to go back to Triad and ask for the drops that have everything in one bottle.
No more confusion, all three drops in one solution. It was $45, but worth it to me because I was getting so confused with all the different drops and all the different directions. Even with all my graphs drawn on paper.
So now I’m back home with Charlie and I can see what I’m typing better with the readers with one clear lens.
For bright light and going out, they gave me dark glasses that are kind of like those goggles people wear when working with dangerous equipment. Every time I go out with Charlie I put those on.
And inevitably I’ll see a plant that needs attention and I have to catch myself. Because I need to stay completely away from dirt for awhile. And if I go over to dead head a flower, I’ll probably forget myself and do more.
So I’m trying to stay away from the flower pots and just take photos of them.
My laptop came in yesterday and my daughter picked it up. I haven’t gotten it out because yesterday I was trying to rest my eyes. Today I’ll deal with that and maybe even the printer.
I heard the birds singing this morning, so hopefully my bird residents are back on the patio. I’ve missed them the last few weeks.
On a sad note, queen of soul and singing legend Aretha Franklin has just died. I loved her voice, her singing, her passion. She will be missed.
I thank you all for your well wishes and concern for my cataract surgery. You all were right. It was a breeze.
I only took Tylenol once yesterday and today the eye feels much better. It felt scratchy and somewhat uncomfortable yesterday.
I’m so glad to have the first one done and in a week or so will have the second one taken care of.
It’s so strange being able to drive a car without glasses. I’ve never done that before!