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Monday, March 06, 2006

Eyes

I visited the ophthalmologist today. I am not fond of getting my eyes dilated because the rest of the day I can barely see, but since I have only two eyes I do what I can to make sure they are in good working order.

The doctor gave me a new eyeglass prescription. The lens I had for my right eye just wasn't doing the job. I decided to live large and get another frame--the least expensive one I could find, but it does have a few fancy little details. My main concern is being able to see the road signs. I don't want to miss an exit on the Parkway. :^)

My father had to go to the ophthalmologist recently, too. He saw flashing lights in his eye. It was the vitreous gel inside the eye pulling away from the retina--something that evidently happens to a lot of adults. There is a danger since the retina might tear, but his did not. So he got lucky. However, he does have cataracts, but he isn't in any hurry to get them removed. He's going to think about it.

2 comments:

Leann said...

Penelope,

You're right, your sight is everything. I can't imagine what it would be like without it.

I hope your cousin is doing well.

K. said...

Sometimes I find myself not thinking about scary issues as well. Coping mechanism that probably is not the most effective....