The worse decision I ever made in my life was 3 years ago, when I decided that I knew better than everyone else, especially Hubs, and had the Lasik eye surgery done on both of my peepers.
The only person in favor of the surgery - well, besides me, of course - was the eye surgeon, and looking back, I should have realized that he had slightly ulterior motives. As in my pocketbook.
Anywho, he pulled out his light saber wand and performed his "magic" and all was well in my seeing world for about 2.5 years.
The last 6 months have sucked.
Excessive dry eyes. Halos at night. Blurry vision in the distance, and no vision at all up close. I am a walking wreck when it comes to the eyes.
I went and had the eyes checked this morning, and pretty much flunked every eye test they threw at me.
"Tell me what number you see in the colored dots," the eye tech asked.
"Number? There's a number in there? Is this a joke?" was my reply.
"Which is better....one? Or two?" she asked.
"Uh....neither? Is that an option?" I would answer.
So, yeah, it went like that.
After much whispering and consulting and shaking their heads, the eye tech and the eye doctor grimly gave me the diagnosis.
My eyes are SO dry, that I have blisters on them.
"Is that even possible???" you ask. Cuz I asked, too.
Apparently, yes...because I'm totally serious. I have LESIONS on my eyes from how dry they are. Ack!
Most people would get a prescription of Restasis, and call it a day. I not only get a prescription of Restasis, but I also have ANOTHER lubricant to be used four times a day, in addition to the Restasis drops, twice a day...AND, I must, must, must put hot compresses on my eyes every day for 10 minutes. To stimulate the ducts. Don't ask.
And they weren't done with the bad news.
No more over-the-counter reading glasses for me. Nope, I'm now back in prescription lenses for reading.
And - I have another appointment in a month to see if I'm making any progress.
As I sit here, with dilated eyes that can't see a thing (it's a miracle I'm typing this - God knows what it will end up looking like, because I absolutely cannot see the keyboard), I just have to ponder...
What the hell did I pay that eye surgeon for 3 years ago???!!!??