So, I’m trying an experiment. I noticed that now, not only my distance vision was crappy but I was struggling more and more to read. Didn’t matter how close or how far I moved the book, it was blurry. This getting old thing is for the birds. I am not ready for bifocals. So — off to the eye doctor I went.
He agreed that I now was in that age/stage that required bifocals. Before leaving, I mentioned I wanted Lasix — especially with the photography. He listened by looked concerned. He didn’t say it, but I don’t think he’s overall excited about Lasix. Either way he warned that it would not perfectly correct for the reading. If I corrected for the distance (I.e., driving) I would still need readers. Which isn’t terrible, but then he mentioned monovision. Where one eye is corrected for reading and one for distance. He suggested before I commit to that I should try it with contacts because not everyone’s brain is wired that way. So — contacts it is. And I am ecstatic. I’ve wanted contacts for ever — I don’t mind the glasses but finding them half the time is the problem – and then when I do they are generally in some need of cleaning, etc. Contacts are clean, pop and go for the most part. And I have my peripheral vision back. Whoot whoot.
I was warned that it could take my brain a few days to adjust. For the first day and a half I thought I was seeing double. My left and right eye did not want to cooperate – but I powered through. And today – they seen to be working much better together. I can now drive and read. Neither is tack sharp, but overall it’s certainly clearer than it would be if I had no assistance, and I love the fact that I’m not searching around for my frames.
I’m in a trial set for now, but I think these will do — happy days.