The view from here has brightened considerably in the two days since my last post. Brightened and sharpened. All because of a little thing called cataract surgery.
I had my annual eye exam about a month ago, and the opthamologist told me that, technically, I wasn't legal to drive. The cataract I had in both eyes were "ripe" and should be removed. I knew they were a problem because of the difficulty I have driving at night, when the glare from headlights and overhead street lights made it nearly impossible to see the lines marking the side of the road.
Tuesday, I had the surgery and Wednesday went in for the first of the follow-up exams, this, to remove the patch that I wore overnight. As soon as it came off, I was literally astonished by the clarity of my vision. The subtle nature of textures in the exam room, the sharpness of the edges of things, the detail that I didn't even know I was missing out on.
A quick read through of the eye chart revealed that I now had nearly 20/20 vision.
So.....look out. As soon as I get the other eye done I'll be watching.....and nothing, I mean nothing, will escape my notice. (Now, if only I could get X-ray vision.)
Thanks, and have a great day.