I saw the third specialist today for my eyes. Its been around 8 weeks since Ive noticed the first symptoms of something going haywire with my vision.
I saw my eye doctors man, on his reco, then another neuro specialist, then not getting the answers I wanted, I waited till today to see another specialist that someone I knew recommended.
Im not getting the answer I wanted to hear.
This double vision problem has made itself clear its here to stay with me.
:I cannot cure it, nor can I treat it medically.
Its quite simple: I obviouisly had some defect for around 55 years in my eyes, and my brain did its job to correct it. And the eyes obeyed.
Now, they are too old, the muscles are too weak, to listen to my brain, and refuse to cooperate.
Since the woodworking show, where I was totally out of whack with my eyes, wearing these new coke bottle thick glasses with prisms, the doctor has added on prisms, now I have lines and bluriness but I can deal with the distance vision a bit better, and at least drive to and from work without feeling uncomfortable.
Night driving is probably going to become a memory for me.
The two things in my life I looked foward too in my near retirement age, drviing vacations, (I purchased a nice little convertible few years back to enjoy with my wife), and woodworking is now going to become huge challenges for me.
Thankgod, when I work close with objects, like saws, drills, I can see very clearly, but I can no longer hit a tennis ball or shoot a basketball.
My eyes are much stronger in the morning, like today, I was seeing without glasses till around noon, then they shut down and that was that.
Its an incredbily weird thing.
Im not posting for sympathy, or empathy, I was never clear on which one is which, or anything else other than to let everyone know, the value of what we all take for granted is worth 50 times more than anyone realizes.
Computer work is difficult for me. The doctor feels in the next few weeks to come, he will keep adjusting a set of glasses for me so I wont get tremendous headaches, nausea, neck pain, back pain, chest pain, when using the computer or watching TV.
The screen is a bit fuzzy right now, and if I try to focus correctly, Id be off in 30 seconds, the pain is not worth it.
I did put in alot of time today in the garage, now that things are a bit slower moving for me, I need more time.
Again, you will never know the true value of health, until you have your first problem.(and Ive dealt with back surgeries, knee surgeries, hernia surgery, 3 cancer surgeries, nothing compares to losing the one thing I always took for granted would be with me)