Sunday, May 02, 2010
I was kind of off the grid for a couple days. Just recuperating. Yesterday was back to Pearl Vision day. The sun was trying to peek out...
...but it lost the morning battle with the clouds. It was raining lightly when Dagan and Leah picked me up. Turned out Dagan checked into their insurance and Pearl Vision isn't an approved place, so he had to cancel his appointment and I was the only one buying glasses, too.
I did get a few shots of these wild frames I was calling the craft lady frames...see the flowers on the side of this pair? But then Dagan said there was a skull on the other side!!??
And here's another pair. They have several of these crazy frames.
This pair had artwork on the inside of the frames! A tiger.
I had to try to be careful how loudly we were talking as we were snapping pictures because I saw a lady last time who worked there was wearing a pair! And guess who helped me with my glasses? hehe!
Anyways, I had my glaucoma testing done. Things have changed from back when they put yellow drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils and sent you home with paper sunglasses. Now the drops are clear (don't stain your eyes like a tan raccoon) and they don't even dilate anymore. My pressures were a little less than the air poof screening, but the left eye is higher in pressure than the right. (Same thing Dagan has and will have checked.) I did this button pressing stare at a small orange light and press when you see the pinpoints of light test. I had one small area in the left eye where I apparently missed all the light flashes, so they want to watch that, too. Could be from my weaker eye being lazy and we'll see after I have my new glasses when I come back in a year. I have to have these tests every year now.
I am borderline glaucoma or "glaucoma suspect". Doesn't that sound sinister? Don't have it for sure, so no medications or anything. I really, really needed new glasses. Not so much for the nearsightedness--but for the bifocals. In my weaker left eye she said it went up four levels! So--no wonder I have had headaches! I may still be getting headaches from the fibro, but I definitely could have been getting them from my glasses and eye strain. So, we'll find out which which was the worst or the culprit. I should have my glasses by the end of next week.
I got frames that are very similar to the ones I have now. A bit more copper-colored wire rims with the clip-on sunglasses I can keep in my car. I also got the anti-glare, too. Can hardly wait! Even tho I usually have a really bad headache for the first few days with new glasses because of the shift for my very weak eyes. Glasses never sit in the exact same position and distance from your eyes. And my eyes always protest...for a little while. :)
Another gray day. I have been basically on days again, tho--tada! Have a terrible headache this morning--due to all the eyestrain yesterday, I imagine. Am looking forward to having new glasses, tho!! Oh! And--I hit a sale of $125.00 off on a new pair of glasses!! So I have about that to start off with toward Dagan's TV/computer setup. So happy I didn't end up one step backwards or broke. Nice! Nice! Nice! :)
Today I can put in my order for groceries. Big order! Switching over to vegetarian this month--tada! (Dagan and Leah took away the last of my hamburger and chicken from the freezer yesterday.) Last half a pain pill tonight. And today--probably laundry day. We'll see after I thaw out--hehe!