Modern Slavery

Modern SlaveryPeople everywhere are attached to their smart phones. I was no different. I used to have it with me all the time, sitting right there beside me but since having LASIK I cannot see the words on my iPhone. I was able to make the text bigger so I can still see texts but websites, apps and Facebook are out. Since I have not been using mine it makes me more aware of how much time other people spend on their phones (namely my husband). When my vision comes back I’ll probably be attached to mine again but for now, I am really not missing out on much.


Blurry Vision

Bluury VisionAs I mentioned in Friday’s post I had LASIK done to correct my far vision. First the good news: I am amazed at what I’ve been missing all these years, I can see things far away I couldn’t even with my glasses on. I can read the TV guide on the television, see blades of grass not just green, street signs are clear and wow – so many stars. The bad news: there is inner eye swelling which has caused my near vision to be extremely blurry and I wasn’t told this could happen. For someone who reads for enjoyment and uses the computer for work, this burry vision is so disappointing. As I type this I have the screen zoomed to 200% and the letters are still blurry. I am told it can take 6-8 weeks for the inner swelling to go away and then I should be seeing just fine. Right now though, I am really wondering if I made a mistake. I try to remain optimistic but it’s very difficult at the moment.

All the Better to See You With


All The Better to See You With

Like the song says “I can see clearly now” will soon apply to me. I am having LASIK tomorrow morning. When I went in for my initial consultation, I was asked what my current prescription was for and I told them I needed my glasses for distance. Almost 2 hours later, when then were done the myriad of tests on my eyes, I was shocked to be told there was nothing wrong with my vision. What?!? Apparently I have really bad astigmatism and that is what is causing everything to appear blurry. We can fix it was all I needed to hear. I can’t even imagine what it will be like to make out the leaves and branches on trees, to to see facial features clearly, to not have to wear my glasses to drive, to have cool sunglasses instead of prescription ones. I am apprehensive about the procedure, it’s a scary thought to have a laser pointed at my eyes but I think (hope) I will love the results. Update to follow in the days to come.