The 1st exam was just an impulse walking out of Costco, deciding to take advantage of their cheap vision screening.
The impetus for this was a reality check when the DMV required an Eye Test for my last driver's license renewal. I thought my vision impairment was solely a need for reading glasses.
But the DMV eye chart revealed my long distance vision was not as sharp as I thought. I did pass the test, so I'm not a hazard on the highway, but the difficulty of seeing the small letters at a distance left me unsettled.
I felt like a straight A student who suddenly gets her first C! I always prided myself in 20/20 vision. Suddenly my eyesight was compromised not just close up but also at a distance! Big Bummer!
At Costco I hoped a prescription for contact lenses would solve both (far & near) vision problems. And if my eyes weren't so darn sensitive this could have been a good option. Alas, after multiple problems with the contact lens getting lost behind my retina, the opthamologist was baffled and declared I probably wasn't a good candidate for contacts! Another Big Bummer!
Exam 2 was my hope that Lasik eye surgery could be the ticket to eliminate reading glasses and enhance my vision all around! This time, after a whole slew of tests, I've been put on hold for another month due to "dry eyes." Apparently you are a better candidate for Lasik if your retina is swimming around in fluid. Who knew?
So, I'm faithfully applying eye drops twice a day so my 3rd visit will work like a charm and Dr. Bindi will pronounce me a good candidate for eye surgery! If not, I will feel like a total failure in Eyesight 101!