Does the Word “Toric” Mean Anything To You?

January 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm 3 comments

contact-lens.jpgToric.  I had an eye apointment yesterday. All I knew was, my husband has toric contact lenses, and I didn’t want them.  Initially, I went, “Ugh.  Not torics!”  And then I took a bathroom break and thought that through again.  “What if that means I can actually SEE clearly?” 

I renegotiated and went for it. 

Now… I can actually see!  Ah, no more blur and glare blocking my vision=astigmatism! 

Basically, I had to go to a larger, more expensive lens that doesn’t rotate on my eyeball.  Basically, I should have been wearing them five years ago.  I ordered my glasses…now we are thinking about the benefits of surgery.  So, I don’t know.  My “necessary” surgeries have never been easy or quick, so I’m thinking as long as there is a solution, I just avoid surgery.  I know, there is the threat of war, that sort of thing.  I’d be basically too blind to run.

But, anyway, here’s a little tip.  If the eye doctor asks you “better or worse” several times in a row, and when you get to clear?  Apparently you have to tell him.  He doesn’t necessarily ask, “Is that now clear?” 

That was probably why I was never satisfied with my last exam, or my vision.  

Currently, my better eye is twitching pretty much non-stop.  Two weeks now.  The theory is… my good eye was overcompensating for the worsening one.  Ever been the better eye?  That’s why we twitch, just in case you need to know!  HA! 

I’m literally going to have to take an “eye break” from anything that stresses eyes to see if I can get it rested.  BUT…road signs, sheet music…I’m really excited to see if those are better.  Clear is good.

This struck me as funny:  the eye doctor said, “You can go too far toward clarity and lose depth perception or feel off balance, so we have to experiment to make sure we are not sacrificing quality of vision for clarity.”  Interesting.  I’m sure there’s a spiritual lesson in that, I’ve just not figured that one out yet!  (Forest for the trees, perhaps).

In any case, if I start running into things, you’ll know why.  I just see it them too well.  😀

Instead of “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t see you!”  what does one say?  “I’m sorry, I saw you too well!”  {That could be taken the wrong way!} 

You have a car wreck and the officer says, “Did you see the car?” and you say…”Oh, yes!  I saw it REALLY well.”  He’d have you in cuffs, or make you walk the line at the very least!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kimberly  |  January 29, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    you crack me up!!!

  • 2. CJ  |  January 29, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I always have one eye that twitches during tax season. Eye strain, I guess.
    C

  • 3. blueraindrop  |  January 29, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    toric to me= reason why it takes me about 10 tries to get my contacts in

    interesting about the clarity vs depth perception…. my issue with contacts is that my eyes dont change focus as quickly with contacts (like going from walking down the shopping aisle looking forward to reading a tag on a shelf right beside me abruptly) and it drives me nuts if i’ve been wearing glasses mostly recently to have a comparison.

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