Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Today we did our yearly eye appointments.  Over the years, my appointment has always consisted of the doctor telling me my eyes are getting worse and the prescription needed to be upped to some new ungodly number.  Last year though, my numbers stayed about the same foe the first time, well, ever.  As I mentioned earlier, today we went back and although I was hopeful for consistency in my prescription, I didn't expect it due to it not changing last year.  But I was totally surprised to find out that not only had my prescription stayed the same, but my astigmatism had decreased, something she said happens rarely.  This is great news and she said because of the last two visits, I am pretty much a candidate for corrective eye surgery.  After 33 years of poor, declining eye sight, I might finally be able to have a surgery to correct my issues.  Not doing it quite yet; I want to give it one more year of making sure my eyes stay the same, but I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Fingers crossed! 

The last 3 days of pics including today's:

August 21st, 2011 - Day 233

August 22nd, 2011 - Day 234

August 23rd, 2011 - Day 235


Miss Sassy Pants said...

You've wanted laser eye surgery pretty much since it was invented, and I will keep my fingers crossed that your dream will come true and you will be able to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses next year. Now start saving!!

Mom said...

I am so happy to hear about your vision. As a mother, I am so sorry you have received my poor eyesight. Make sure you weigh all your options before doing it. As a person who had it done, my life did change, but it also came with some side effects.

I love the picture you took at the eye doctor and I love that you take your camera with you everywhere. The sign of a great photographer. Also, it reminded me that I needed to make my appointment as well.

I love the color of the ribbons and the sunlight in the other picture is fantastic.

Jose said...

That is in fact good news. I can just imagine the images you can capture when you get the issues corrected through surgery.

Miss Sassy Pants said...

Mom - Manuel doesn't qualify for Lasix - his corneas are too thin. They talked about the PRK - same end results, just a longer healing time and longer to notice the results. I talked to her about my eyes too. My pupils are bigger than the average person's and I was once told that I'd have BAD halos is I did the Lasix. She said with the PRK, I wouldn't have that because the cornea doesn't get cut, so no scar tissue. Clearer vision might be in both of our futures!!

laura b. said...

I've been lucky enough to have 20/20 vision and I do appreciate it. Hope you get what you want!

Great new shots. I always especially like photos with sunlight effects. Beautiful.

Tara said...

I always thought that the optometrist lense thingy (I'm so technical) looked like a fly's eyes. Yet as a kid, I thought they looked really cool.

That's awesome that your astigmatism has decreased! I have an astigmatism. The last time I inquired about corrective surgery was years ago when laser surgery was still new. The eye doctor said that, in my case, the correction would only be temporary. I should ask again, now that things are more advanced and now I have vision insurance.