Soon, I Will See Clearly Again!

Today, I had a happy day.  For the first time in three years, I had my eyes checked and I will soon have new contacts and new glasses.  I have an eye condition called Keratoconus, which is where the cornea of the eye thins out and bulges like a cone. I have had surgery on one eye for this, but not on the other. I have known for a while now that my vision was getting blurry and a bit distorted but wasn’t sure why.  Today I learned that the eye without the surgery has gotten a fair amount worse, thus causing the distortion.

Why does that make this a happy day?  Because the new contacts I’m getting will correct both eyes to 20/20, and my new glasses will correct my right eye to 20/20 and the left to 20/40.  (That’s the “bad” eye.”) I couldn’t believe how much better I could see once my doctor let me see through my new prescription. It was almost as exciting as when I put on glasses the first time and could actually see the individual leaves on the trees.

I feel very lucky that I live in a day and age where I can get my vision corrected.  I can’t imagine how different my life would be if I had to walk around without glasses. 

I haven’t worn contacts in a very long time.  I can’t wait to get them. These are sclera lenses, that are especially for people with Keratoconus, and are supposed to not only improve that condition but also be extremely comfortable. I am getting one long-distance contact and one at the distance of my laptop.  I will sometimes have to wear reading glasses for close-up reading, but I don’t mind that.  I also will have progressive lenses in my new glasses, which I will wear when my eyes are too tired for contacts.  My doctor said it might take a while to get used to my new glasses since the prescription is so much stronger.  I’m not worried.  I’m just happy that I’m going to get to see clearly again!

A happy day indeed.

I’ll be checking back in again soon.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Michelle Waterloo says:

    Bravo! I finally had an eye exam (How silly to defer something painless , affordable and which impacts daily quality of life) and got my new glasses this week. I too was overjoyed that we live in a time where wondrous solutions now exist…in another era I’d be a functionally blind, toothless hag but today I have 20/20 correction and All my teeth…except the ones the orthodontist stole 🤣

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