Eye opening eye exam

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    I went to my eye MD last Friday. Time for my annual exam which I could have delayed except I've been having trouble with my vision especially when I've been driving. I requested contacts as I'm tired of wearing glasses.

    Fast forward, exam done....

    So why do you want contacts again? Tired of the glasses thing. "You no longer need glasses ~ your current prescription was correcting what no longer needed to be corrected."

    How cool is this? I've worn glasses since I was 16....my eyes have gotten better. Only need the cheaters for reading & close work.

  2. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Woo Hoo! What a delightful surprise.
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    I wish I could do that. Actually, my prescription is correcting itself, as I get older I'm getting more farsighted, which is correcting the nearsightedness. But... not the astigmatism.
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    That's great! Coincidentally I had an appointment this week with my Opthomologist and my sight has improved also. How weird is that? I always assumed that it just got worse with age. Guess not! DDD
  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    wow that can happen? how cool!
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    How awesome is that!!! Woot!
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    That's wonderful! Congratulations!!!
  9. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Wow!!! That's a pleasant surprise! I thought our eyes age and everyone's sight gets worse, who knew? Good news.
  10. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Wow, how cool! I'm jealous!!! LOL I've needed glasses/contacts since the 7th grade and my prescription has never improved. It gets worse each year which makes me wonder if it will ever level off or if I'll just need reeeeeeeeally thick glasses? LOL
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I'm jealous too. How do you IMPROVE?????? Honestly Linda you're one in a million! lol -

  12. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    The farsightedness of middle age counters the nearsightedness in some people. I'm rather hoping for it myself, I've been in lenses since 2nd grade.
  13. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    It's working for me. I was extremely nearsighted and my vision has improved dramatically starting in my mid to late forties.

    At least the nearsightedness has. I'm still stuck with the astigmatism.
  14. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Very cool!!
  15. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Only you Linda! Only you! That's fantastic news! I, on the other hand, have to figure out how to get longer arms - I can't see worth a darn!

  16. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    I thank my mom for this change....my dad told me over the weekend that her eyes improved as she got older. I had totally forgotten this.

    Beth, sometimes things have to go my way, you know? :)

    I appreciate the savings ~ non prescription sunglasses & cheaters are a breeze to afford.
  17. Ellenm0m

    Ellenm0m New Member

    Awesome! I remember my mom had a period of about 10 years where she needed no glasses...so nice!
  18. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    That's wonderful Linda! I'm jealous too!

    I never knew that vision could get better - I thought it just deteriorated further and further. Actually though, my son needed glasses for his distance vision when he was about 11 or 12 but doesn't need them now. He was one of those who didn't know that trees had individual leaves on them, not just big green blurs at the ends of the branches.