Tuesday, November 13, 2007

No Lasik for Now

I haven't blogged about it, but my eyes have been driving me nuts for a while and it's been really frustrating trying to sew or read. I do monovision contacts, but couldn't see well enough up close. I've resorted to wearing readers, etc., which really defeats the purpose of monovision.

So I went to see my new optometrist on Friday; he prescribed different contacts and gave me a sample Rx for some eyedrops that help with allergies. Being the cheapskate that I am sometimes, I proceeded to wear my old contacts all weekend, even though the near vision is not right on them (I know, I know...) . Anyway, I was so surprised at the new Rx that I even called his office to confirm that I had the correct lenses.

I can see better with the new Rx, good vision is restored, and I can avoid the laser for the time being! I'll call and place my order tomorrow for contacts and drops, then see how I do during the next round of hayfever in the spring before making any further decisions.


Bev said...

Oh, I totally empathize! The only way I really see well is when wearing my bifocal glasses but vanity, y'know! I have a love/hate relationship with my contacts because I do not see well with them and according to the doc, never will unless I get a pair of $800 bifocal toric ones. For that price, might as well go the Lasix route - but I'm very apprehensive about that procedure for some reason.

Glad you have a pair now that is working well! Isn't it remarkable how much better you feel when you can see?

Sharon said...

Oh I do the monovision contacts also and this last visit has been a problem trying to get the correction right. I'm glad that you were able to get your vision corrected as I know how frustrating it is to not be able to see well all the time.