Monday, February 23, 2009

Eye Exam Surprise!

Today I had my eyes checked for the first time in five years. The result was wonderfully surprising! My left eye, which is naturally nearsighted, is now less so. My right eye, which is naturally farsighted and has an astigmatism, is now less farsighted and no longer has an astigmatism! The bottom line: my eyes are healthier and I don't need glasses!

Some Perspective, Please!
When I was in college, I wore trifocals full time. That means each eye needed a different prescription for close up, near, and distance vision. By the time I was thirty, I was not only no longer wearing trifocals, I no longer needed bifocals!

After my last eye exam I got some glasses that were blended bifocals. The idea was that if both of my eyes were corrected to see well at all distances, I would see better. But I couldn't get used to the blended lenses, so I probably wore them less than three hours total! Thus, not wearing glasses for the last five years has helped my eyes get better! Go figure.

Benjamin Buttons?
Grace has taken to calling me Ben, after the movie character Benjamin Buttons, because it's as though I'm getting younger! We'll see.

1 comment:

Shady Grove Eye Vision Care said...

Contact lenses ARE available for people with astigmatism. There is considerable time and skill involved in fitting patients with these lenses but it can be done for ALL astigmatisms if the patient is highly motivated to try.