Saturday, May 19, 2012

Eye Appointment Randomness

This morning I had an eye appointment, and not because my eyes are bad or anything. My mom just decided that she'd send the whole family to the eye doctor for our once-every-three-years checkup......except she didn't make an appointment for herself because she doesn't like getting all of the drops in her eyes.

I personally don't think that's much of an excuse, but my mom just laughed when I mentioned it.

Anyways, the appointment went pretty well. The assistants (what do you call those guys, anyway? Ocipital hygenists?) put two of us in each room and, as usual, I got stuck with my sister Ahsoka (who's been doing some of the Friday commentaries with me lately). It's uncanny how we always get stuck together during appointments and who knows what else.

Maybe it's a conspiracy theory......

If you've ever been to the eye doctor (I'm gonna assume you all have), you know the drill: answer the questions, do the weird eye tests, get bright lights shone in your eyes, and get liquid dumped into your eyes (ok, not dumped, per se, but sometimes it sure feels that way).

Usually I don't mind the eye drops.....key word here being "usually." My favorite eye drops, though, were ones that made my eyes glow neon yellow and neon green when the lights went out. It was soooooo much fun! I only got those once a few years ago, but it was insanely fun while it lasted! :D

Last time we went to the doctor (about three years ago), the doc squirted my eyes so full of drops that I felt like I was underwater.


The whole world was blurry for, I kid you not, five hours or more. And bright lights made my head hurt, so I had to wear those weird disposable sunglasses the doc hands out sometimes, and those things aren't the most comfortable things in the world.

Thankfully I only got two drops today: an anesthetic and a diluter. Getting the diluter was weird because I've never gotten it before on account of my eyes always being diluted, even when all the lights are on. I don't know how it works, but it does. Guess they weren't diluted enough today, though. :)

Final tally at the end of the appointment was 20/20 for me, and a diagnosis for a slight astigmatism. It's very small, almost unnoticable, so it's nothing I need to worry about and I won't need to get glasses for it or anything. But it does explain why it takes me a few seonds to focus fully on stuff.

Everything was going hunky-dory.....until we left to get in the car.

Who knew the world was so cruddy bright!!

Kid you not, my eyes were so diluted that when I stepped outside it was like walking into a strobe light.


Needless to say, I was glad that I wasn't the one who had to drive home. It's a bright world after all (at least, it is when you get your eyes diluted).

It's been a few hours since the appointment, so my eyes are pretty much back to normal. Vision's still a little blurry, and I'm not gonna risk goin' outside for a little while longer because I'd really rather not feel like my retinas are burning to a crisp, but I should be just fine by tonight.

So that was the most exciting thing that happened today. Did anything interesting, exciting, or even mildly amusing happen to you guys today?

Oh, and just as a side note, one of my friends is getting married tomorrow (WOOOT!), so between church, the wedding, and the reception, I don't know when I'm gonna get tomorrow's post done. It'll probably be in the late afternoon or early evening, but I'll do my best to get it in. :)

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. Ah, I know what you mean about the dilation - I think it was pretty blurry for me last time. Glad your eyes are good though, and have fun at the wedding tomorrow!

    1. Thanks, Arda! I had a wonderful time! :D

  2. I hate drops--thank heavens I go to the optometrist as frequently as you do! :) I even have a pair of glasses I never wear.


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