Thursday, October 15, 2009

I don't take drugs,

though you would be suspicious if you saw my eyes the other day. Holy mackerel! Look at those pupils. I don't wear glasses so i don't go to an eye doctor. I think my last eye check was like 20 years ago. Dr. Cool said that she wanted me to go get a thorough eye exam since there is glaucoma on both sides of my family. I've never had the dilation drops before and it kinda freaked me out; i watched the words in my book become blurrier and blurrier until i couldn't read anymore. Is that what the world looks like to people who need glasses? It was unsettling to say the least. When i got home i caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror - YIKES! The drops affect lighter eyes the most, the tech commented - ya think? I had to turn off the lights in the apartment. Then the light coming from the tv was too much. Finally i gave up and just went to bed. Oh, and my eyes are fine: no glaucoma and no need for glasses. Though my optic nerve is small and slightly elevated - whatever that means.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

The blurriness you experience as a nearsighted individual is not at all the same as the blurriness from the dialating eyedrops. It's more like an out of focus camera. By the way, christmas lights look awesome without corrective lenses!