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Have you had your eyes examined this year?

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Eye Exam

This past Saturday Ray and I went to get our eyes examined. I get mine done yearly because I wear contacts and glasses.

I was a little down about the experience because, while my contact prescription stayed the same, -9 in each eye, my slight astigmatism is back in my right eye. It comes and goes. The eye doctor says I’m spending too much time in front of a computer and I need to spend more time not focusing on one. My glasses got a slight tweak to accommodate the astigmatism, but it’s not severe enough that they want to put me into a different sort of lens. I really wish I could get lasik!

Anyway, I’m now waiting for my new glasses to come in. Since I have such a high prescription, it seems to take them longer to create my lenses. I ended up using one of my favorite frames instead of getting new frames, since I couldn’t find new frames that I liked.

Ray went in for a checkup as well. In 1997 he had lasik surgery done, and he’s had perfect vision ever since. Well, it’s now been 16 years, and his vision was changing a bit. He now needs glasses for when he’s at work, as he’s a software developer. He doesn’t need them to drive or for anything else. So he’s getting a pair of glasses too.

In addition to getting fitted for new contacts and glasses, the other reason that an eye exam is so important is that the doctor checks out the health of your eye to make sure you don’t have any number of health issues or problems. An eye doctor might find things like Graves Disease.

October 10th is World Sight Day. If you haven’t yet scheduled an eye exam this year, please consider it for your health.

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    • http://www.cinseven13.blogspot.com/ cinseven13

      Had my exam in April!  I’ve been really trying to wear my glasses around the house instead of having my contacts in all the time.  I see better with them than my lenses but dislike driving with glasses.  And I agree, it’s important to have your eyes checked regularly.

    • thebeckbeck

      I’m always excited to find someone out there with a higher prescription than I wear! I’m -7.5 left and -6.75 right, and I am always the blindest person wherever I go :)

    • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

      thebeckbeck Yep, my vision is pretty craptacular.

    • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

      cinseven13 I prefer my contacts, especially for driving! I have to get checked yearly with my vision being as bad as it is :(

    • lumay1966

      I phoned the optometrist and the podiatrist yesterday. I have appointments booked this month. Actually, I had two doctor appointments this week. Now, if I could just get my butt in gear with working out and eating healthy…

    • Quinctia

      I really put it off more than I should, because my optometrist growing up was my grandfather, so I really don’t like going to anyone else now. Slightly less important was the fact that he did it for free, but that’s just like adding insult to injury.
      I’m like -5.25 in each eye, with slight astigmatism in one. My doctor has said I really could do without torics if I wanted contacts, but the last time I tried them, my normally hard-to-irritate eyes just dealt with it worse and worse over time. It’s a shame, because I feel that I saw better with them, when I could stand them!

    • AmberDunson

      I go every year too because I have to wear contacts or glasses.  My prescription is actually the same as yours, -9.  It’s good to know I’m not the only one that’s blind as a bat lol.  I hardly ever wear my glasses because even though I get the extra thinning thing added to my glasses RX, they’re still embarrassingly thick and I’m vain lol.

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