I officially have droopy eyes.
Yesterday I had an appointment with one of our local eye surgeons. I like the office. Very efficient and nicely laid out and decorated. The assistant was also very good. She did all the preliminary work including a test that I had never had before to check my peripheral vision – to see how much my droopy lids impede my vision.
The test was pretty cool. Looking into this dome on a computer, concentrating on a yellow light while little white lights flickered around on the periphery. I had to click a button every time I saw one of them. I was surprised at how much concentration it took to keep my eye focused on the yellow light and not let my eyes wander to follow the little flickering lights.
I guess it turns out that my left eye does have some loss of peripheral vision. Now I can get this fixed and it can be billed to our medical coverage. It actually is a family problem so I have been anticipating this for a few years.
Now I wait. In about three to six months I will get rid of these annoying droopy lids.
I was told that I could end up fairly black and blue. That should put the finishing touches on fear for a certain group of my patients! I foresee needing a bit of time off.