Yeah, that was what happened at the eye doctors office today.
I went in solely for the purpose of getting “good” new glasses as the ones I currently own are 2 years old and from America’s Best.
Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with America’s Best. I would love to be able to go there. But I’m not supposed to and I know it. I have to see an opthamologist not an optometrist. Yes, there is a difference.
I have a lazy eye and I don’t see out of both my eyes at the same time. I’ve never been able to do that. When I was a baby, both my eyes crossed and bounced. My parents took me to a specialist and then I was given big pop bottle glasses which were also trifocals.
Then when I was in the 2nd grade I had surgery on the muscles around both my eyes to make them straight. It wasn’t so bad except for the part that my eyes were swollen shut for 2 weeks after and according to my parents, I looked like I got in a prize fight with Mike Tyson and lost. I had the experience of being blind as a child. Very valuable lesson and makes me appreciate my sight so much more even to this day. The good part is when I opened my eyes I could see. Duh, but no, really see. Without my huge glasses. It was amazing. I still remember it clear as a bell all these years later. It really was that remarkable.
So I got to ditch the glasses for a few years, until my left eye decided to be difficult. The surgery didn’t work so well on my left eye. So I had to wear glasses again, but this time they weren’t so thick, they just had a prism in them to pull my eye to the correct focal point.
Hence why I can’t just go to America’s Best.
So since I know have a grown up job with grown up benefits, I get to see an eye specialist, the Opthamologist.
And all I really wanted was the good kind of glasses with the prism in it, like I used to have so I can see better.
But they wouldn’t give them to me today. I have to see the specialist first to see if another muscle surgery can correct my problem. The surgery may eliminate the need for the prism lenses.
To be completely honest, I have been figuring out ways to avoid this surgery for years, even though in the back of my head, I always knew I would need another one becuase my eye is getting lazier and starting to droop.
My eyes are still dilated.
On aside note, my 10 and 8 year old have figured out to use the Keurig for hot cocoa all by themselves. They even made some for the little man. Totally not on subject but relevant to my day all the same.
Also my arms hurt from performing CPR on a dummy this morning about 7 different times. Again not on subject but relevant.