fill my eyes with that double vision

I mentioned here a while ago that I was having problems with my eyesight, which I’d noticed when I was trying to read. It isn’t so much a problem when I’m on the computer, but books, the iPhone, and the Kindle all made my right eye hurt and go blurry. I knew I was way overdue for an eye checkup (my last one was sometime in 2003, I think), so I made appointment for today, since Catie is in daycare and I wouldn’t have to bring her with me.

Also, Dave’s glasses broke a while ago, so he needed some new ones. Ok then, appointments for two! Not quite a date night, but any outing without the kid counts, right?

As I was kind of expecting, the doctor told me I was farsighted right away. Then she started doing that, “which is better, number 1 or number 2?” thing with the different lenses. And while my left eye is basically fine, no matter what she did with the lenses on my right eye, I was pretty much blind. Huh. It was a little disconcerting. I kept waiting for the big, “hey, I can see!” epiphany, but it never happened.

She did some more tests, and concluded that I have a lazy eye. It’s not severe, she said people wouldn’t notice it when they’re making eye contact with me – unlike a guy I once went on a blind date with, who had a lazy eye so bad that he made me horribly self-conscious that there was something wrong with my ear. One eye made perfect eye contact, the other seemed to be focusing on the side of my head. It was freaky.

Also, my dad has glaucoma, and she’s a little worried that I might be showing early signs of developing it too. So I’m going back next week for some test that will involve a plastic thing on the surface of my eyeball and oh my god, I think I’m going to have to get my regular doctor to call in some Valium for me beforehand.

In the meantime, I now have glasses. Or at least, I’ll have them in 7 to 10 business days.

I have glasses

Certainly not the greatest picture of me, but they’re pretty cute, right? They’re red. I like them.

Dave has glasses too

Dave got glasses too. They look a lot like his old ones, I think it’s a good look for him.

P.S. Apologies if the title of this post put a Foreigner song in your head. It seemed fitting.