Do you remember back in September when I discussed all of the medical appointments that I needed to make? Well that was six months ago...and I can say that we've almost finished the list (just in time to start over!) We still need to go to the dentist -- that is, find a dentist and then go to the one we find.
But, that's not my story for today.
The story today is about the eye doctor. I never actually made an appointment for myself. But, when M was in for his followup appointment (yep, he's now had two appointments and I had none) he made an appointment for me. Cool. I was happy. So, all that I had to do was show up. Which I did.
It went a little something like this.
Me: I'm having some trouble with reading and working at the computer.
Doc: What kind of trouble?
Me: The letters get a bit blurry...like they have a shadow or something. And my eyes hurt after I've worked on the computer for a long time.
Doc: Okay, let's check it out. Lean into here and read those letters on the other side.
Me: You mean those itsy bitsy teeny tiny letters?
Doc: Start with the line above those letters and work your way down.
Me: Okay. (and I read the letters from both lines)
Doc: Okay, now read these letters that are closer up (as she moves some contraption in front of me with a little piece of paper with letters on it.)
Me: (I read the letters)
Doc: So, S, do you ever feel like you have trouble seeing far away?
Me: Nope, just close up.
Doc: That's funny because your eyesight is much worse for distances.
Me: Huh....well, now that I think about it, when my husband and I play a game of "who can read the freeway sign...well, he usually wins."
Doc: Your husband, M, who has a stigmatism (sp) and I just prescribed glasses for his distance vision?
Me: Yeah, that one. (Duh!)
At the end of all of the eye inspection -- taking a picture of my retina ("healthy and beautiful"), and looking right at my cornea ("great") -- the doctor said "You're eyes are very healthy, you just need some help seeing."
To the tune of bifocals. Yes, you read that right. BIFOCALS!!! Like, the kind that grandmas wear! Me, young me. Or not-so-young me!!!!
I went back a week later, and they fitted them to my face. At first it was weird, but I'm finally used to them -- four weeks later. I wear them all the time.
Stay tuned for more adventures of S's eyes when you learn about all of the things that I couldn't see before the glasses.