I had an eye examination today. The ophthalmic profession wanted a proper “look inside”.
Drops and a wait. More drops and another wait. The pupils need to dilate. The wider the better.
And then there is the equipment. A light and a lens from the other side. My head on a chinstrap. My forehead against a restraint. No movement please.
And then there is the examination. Look straight ahead. Look up. Look down. Look right. Look left. Look up right. Look up left. Look down right. Look down left. Look straight ahead.
My eyes always feel as though they have done a marathon by the time the consultant is satisfied. And at some point that old saying always rattles around my head …
Your eyes are the windows to your soul.
God never seems to have this much trouble.
And it isn’t as painful either!
Yes, Paul I was there only the other week, they found some small cataracts and a sort of mountain on my retina, look up, to the left, at my nose, follow my finger…
Doesn’t sound good. I am guessing there is some fixing to follow?
Yes, they will harvest the cataracts once they are a sensible size, i.e vision impaired and keep their eye on the ‘mountain’. I go to UNSW, university of nSW optometric school for free treatment by students there.
Thank you. And all I had to consider was why the consultants in the ophthalmology unit were so grumpy yesterday! Keep well ((hugs))