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Eye, Eye, Ma’am!

eyeSo, the other day I went in for an eye examination.  I’m supposed to go in annually, as I’m diabetic.  For the unfamiliar, the disease affects circulation, which in turn may affect the optic nerve and/or retina, causing blindness (!)

Of course, I didn’t go in last year, as I was in the process of moving, so my mind and money were elsewhere.  And my regular physician has been bugging me to get it done.  So, I went.

I was a little frightened, as my eyes aren’t getting any younger.  And, it had been two years.

All for naught.  The exam was quick and efficient.  My eyes were very nearsighted in my youth, and as I get older and have presbyopia (the thing where older folks get more farsighted) my vision is actually improving!

The one caveat is I’m developing what my eye doc called ‘baby cataracts’.  No, these are not tiny Japanese luxury cars.  She said that I might need corrective surgery in about 10 years.

So, I’ve a new prescription for improved eyeglasses (which I cannot afford).  And my internal eye exam showed no problems from the diabetes!  The eye doc even took my regular doc’s info and faxed her the exam results.  When I go in later this month, there will be one less hassle from my doctor.  Huzzah!

Small win.

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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10 thoughts on “Eye, Eye, Ma’am!

  1. If you haven’t, try looking into ordering glasses online. I’ve found that you can get them for half or a third as much as you can at the eye doctor. The only hiccup is that you need your pupil distance, which they don’t usually write on your prescription, but you can get that easily enough with a ruler and a friend. The website I’ve used is called something like “Zenni Optical” but there are many others out there.

    Posted by bluesun | August 13, 2013, 7:34 am
  2. Congrats on the good results, my friend!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 13, 2013, 8:23 am
  3. Nice to heard good news!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | August 13, 2013, 9:43 am
  4. Not small win – big one! (I’m more afraid of going blind than, say, losing a limb).

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | August 13, 2013, 11:13 am
  5. what happened to the photographer police helicopter emergency in arizona story?

    Posted by Samuel Suggs | August 13, 2013, 11:56 am

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