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OH my GOSH Paul, you have a *cataract in the back of your right eye but your left eye is fine with no debilitating cloudy crud growing on that one! OH joy, I shouted, “I’m blind in one eye, and can’t see well with the other, and I just don’t give a crap with either!”
Now I have to find out just how large the font can get on my E-reader. Or subject me to an operation on my right eye. Here is what the ophthalmologist told me. “A stronger pair of reading glasses would likely be a boon to your reading abilities and the operation can be put off for a year or two.”
I answered back, that this past three months the Optometrist at two different stores in the mall have manufactured me three new pair of reading glasses and that all three are different refractions and none of them worked, they became woggly and blurred and failed. BTW I paid for each pair even though they didn’t work. But then where was I standing when that happened?
I was told by the professionals at the mall to see (No pun intended) an ophthalmologist because they believed my eyes were at fault. So I did and the ophthalmologist took all three of my new reading glasses and checked them and announced that all three were a different prescription. And he now understood why I couldn’t read very well. (I almost used the word good vice well, but I’m trying to keep the grammar police off my butt.)
My-my how shocking. But using the glass half full analogy, (Remember we have the power to refill all half empty or half full glasses) I found out a lot of useful information, and due to puffs of air into my eyes, I found that I don’t have glaucoma (I guess they’ll be no medical Marijuana for me) so the three beers a day rule will have to do.
Also, my old bi-focal glasses can be used to read, again proving that the Mall is wrong. Now the question I know is on everybody’s mind, “Will the Optometrist refund my money?” I will not hold my breath without the aid of a Scott Air-Pack waiting for that to happen.”
My Real Doctor at the Bay Pointe Hospital(Why the hell is there an “E” on the end of “Point”?) is going to refract my eyes and send me to a non-mall Optometrist that he recommends and more than likely is his good buddy! BUT the glasses will be GUARANTEED to be working reading glasses that will function properly. (I hope)
Being 70 years of age and not really understanding cataracts I looked it up on this webby thing and learned something new. Also during the test, they dilated my eyes with some liquid that knocked my vision out of whack for ten hours. So at 20:30 (8;30 PM on Tuesday night I’m done, and since I’d been there since 17:00 (5;00 PM) I was hungry, Texas Joe’s was 3 minutes away and a salad with a broiled chicken breast sounded good so Mayang and I ate prior to returning up the mountain. No, Texas Joe’s does not pay me to mention their restaurant, but maybe they should help me pay for all those reading glasses. The other alternative is to start downloading those talking books which I used years ago while driving across country. But listening Mrs. Clinton drone on about why she lost the election (What Happened) or Donna’s new book “What Really Happened” Doesn’t seem like fun!
CHEAP JOKE ALERT: There was a man who fell into a glass grinding machine, and made a spectacle of himself! (I groaned myself over that one)
*A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, and halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. (OH and reading!!!)
Friday 18 Nov. I went to the mall to check on my two pairs of reading glasses. The Optometrist who recommended I see a specialist and have my eyes checked didn’t agree with the Ophthalmologist who told me both pairs were incorrect and lacking a prism to correct my non-focusing woggly eyes. (BTW the term “Woggly Eyes” is now accepted by both medical experts)
So now I own three pairs of mal-functioning reading glasses and one 7-year-old pair of bi-focal glasses that I can read with if my arms were just a tad longer. The Ophthalmologist refracted my eyes and then sent me to his Optometrist BFF. We didn’t use the new style eye reader and used the ugly glasses that you snap lens in and out until you can read. I opened my E-Reader and went out and read a chapter of my book, with no woggly eye action. Hopefully, my problem is solved, now would anyone want a nice pair of reading glasses for free. (No refund was offered because part of the Optometrist’s pay is derived by profit participation.)
I just want to read!!!