It’s my eyes. Yep, them eyes up there in the pic, they’ve got ’em — cataracts!
Turns out my peepers have had them for a long time but now they’re to the point that surgery is needed. Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about that.
On the one hand, it would be nice to be able to see better and, let’s face it, if my vision gets much worse I won’t be able to get contacts to correct it anymore. I mean that thin little disc of plastic can only do so much. And, the only other option is glasses that are thicker than Coke bottles.
On the other hand — cutting into my eyeballs — scary.
What to do?
To add to my dilemma, there are even more decisions to make. For example, which kind of lens implant do I get? I have trouble deciding which book to read. How am I ever going to decide which lens implant I need?
I know. Let’s take a poll! What do you think I should do?
Okay, here’s the options:
Option 1: Single focus lenses that will allow me to see distance but I’ll still need glasses for reading.
Option 2: Single focus lenses that correct a different problem for each eye. (I’m far-sighted in one and near-sighted in the other.) I tried this route with my first contacts. It worked but was a bit weird to get used to.
Option 3: Multi-focal lenses, what I have now, that correct both vision problems and I may or may not need glasses to read really, really fine print. (Does anybody read that stuff anyway?) I’ve had multi-focal contacts for about three years and love ’em. No problem getting used to them either.
Can’t guarantee I’ll actually do what the poll says I should do. I mean we do still have free will on this planet and, besides, I hardly ever do what anyone else says.
Anyway, thanks for participating — if you did.
If you didn’t, please do.
I mean, haven’t you ever wanted a chance to shape the future of another human being’s eyeballs?
Gives you the willies doesn’t it?