Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Guess what's happening to me right at this moment?
If you guessed cataract surgery, you guess right. After this procedure, I will no longer be dead eye Dick, so to speak. The left eye was getting so bad that I was just pretty miserable all of the time and on foggy days, I couldn't leave the house because the weather made the vision in the left eye completely stinko.
Because I can't get both eyes done, I couldn't get the flexi-lenses that would correct my eyes to better than new condition. I had to go with a fixed lens that will take my eye from -4.00 (with a bad astigmatism) to
-2.00 and no astigmatism. We had to go this route so when I take my glasses off I can still function. (Evidently people's sense of balance is affected one on eye is off by more than 3 diopters.
The doctor says that after the surgery I will be seeing clearly from both eyes in about two weeks. That's the good news. The bad news is that that until the left eye settles in, I can't order a new lens for my glasses, so I'll look a bit odd with one lens in and one lens out.
Until then, I'll be doing a lot of winking.