>Looking Through Bright, Blurry Glasses….
Have you ever heard that old saying, ‘The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.?” Well….
I went to the eye doctor yesterday afternoon. And you know, it’s usually a hurry up and wait kind of thing. At any kind of doctor’s office. And so it was this time.
However, the main assistant, Diane, was a complete hoot. Instead of just sitting there, I asked if I could look at frames, so she and I got up and began scouring the selection. She had a great method for picking out what looked best. It was better than purse shopping. Almost as good as book or decor shopping, and that’s saying something.
She picked out over twenty frames, and then we went through a process of elimination. And we found the perfect pair. Wow! Then we processed all the costs and before I even saw the doctor, we had the total, minus the insurance discount, and how much I needed to pay to get the glasses ordered. (I have to pay the rest when my new specs come in.) She then got all my prep work done. We were on a roll!
By that time, the doctor was ready. And here’s the point of this whole thing. The first visit to this office required an eye dilation. (It had been a loooong time since my last exam.) Doc dilated my eyes as soon as I got there, then did the exam. The second visit, no dilation. Then I skipped a year because of the house hunting. Guess what? I had to have them dilated again.
An important note: people with astigmatism keep the dilation much (much) longer than people without. My dilation lasted about ten hours!
However, this time Doc dilated them nearly at the end of the whole exam. Remembering my last experience, he put in drops that would decrease the dilation time. He did warn me that it was goopy and would cause blurry vision for a couple minutes.
Um hmmm. Either I’m completely weird with any kind of meds (I’ll have to do a post about that sometime…) or people with astigmatism also have a difficult time with the un-dilation drops. My eyes were blurry for most of the evening. Therefore, I was unable to do pretty much anything. At all. And I had a headache because of the unnatural brightness and the stress of trying to see clearly.
I did go back to work, though. Director and Assistant insisted I just hang out in the office for a while-they even turned out the lights and closed the blinds. (See, don’t I have great bosses?) When I felt okay enough (relatively speaking) to go back to my classroom, I only had six kids left. After about five minutes, Director came, divided out my kids, and said if I felt like it I could just straighten up my room and go home. Wow!
I did straighten it up, and as I punched back out to head home, Director warned me, only half jokingly, ‘don’t wreck!’
Now, I’m behinder than ever but it’s okay. I’m getting ready to head out and do some errands. Then it’s home, housework, homework, and I HOPE to get to the other awards I need to pass on.
Till then, have a great Saturday and I’ll see ya soon!