Since getting Lasiks in 2006, I have now gone far sighted in one eye, near sighted in the other... oh, and I have an astigmatism. So cool. My eyes have been trying to compensate for each other on both ends, and because of that, focus isn't happening as quickly as it should. At least I don't have glaucoma, cataracts, Barcelona, or beer-related diabeetus.
The good news is that I'm reading fine print in a fine manner. I can't read PMBAR passport font size while riding down an old gravel road at 18mph, but I can read the finest print he's got to show me.
Initially, I want contacts. We find one for the right eye. The left eye... took three tries to find one that would work with my astigmatism (an "expensive" lens). The goal of all of this is to get me back to seeing things in the woods. He does a great job sorting that issue out, but with the contacts in, anything like words and stuff within an arms reach is blurry. That means I really can't wear them day to day and do my job.
THIS IS AWESOME NEWS (not really).
I don't wanna throw money in the toilet with contacts that I only wear for a ride or two. Worthless.
That and he said I can get away with doing my job the way I've been doing it. I wore the contacts yesterday, and yes... not so good at work 100% of the time. It was neat seeing people in the lobby downstairs and noticing eyes making contact with mine instead of the kids from Pink Floyd's The Wall staring back at me.
Trans-Sylvania Epic, which is not ideal, but better than nothing. I felt like an eagle yesterday. So neat to see far away again.
Before anybody offers up alternatives like Lasik touch-up, readers, bifocals... those options are off the table for all my own reasons.
Can't wait to get back from PA and have many glasses and options and the seeings of the things.
photo cred: Icon Media AshevilleMe, totally not seeing shit at the bottom of Turkey Pen. Honestly looking for how the hell to exit a trail I've ridden a dozen or more times. That sucked, but at least it got me into the doctor's office, so mebbe not so bad.
Hopefully a box shows up today and the other unresolved problem out of my control before leaving for TSE will go away.