Eye See… Everything

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July 24, 2016 by Darlene McC

I posted earlier this week that I’ve been having some complications with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome related symptoms.  That my ortho give me homework to have my eyes and heart checked and how frustrating the cardiologist was.  Thankfully, I basically had the opposite experience with my new ophthalmologist; who is my new eye-genius-boyfriend.

His office was immaculate, his bed-side manner excellent and charming, and best of all he identified exactly what was wrong without treating me like a test subject!

For a few years I’ve had the gradual onset of problems with my vision.  My optometrist has told me my eyes look find and, much like the pain in my joints, it was so constant I’d just assumed this was my new reality.  Unable to focus clearly on anything except a few times a week when I’d have a reason to cry or I’d work out REALLY hard.  Then, for a handful of glorious minutes, I could see details on things more than 3 feet from my face.

Dr Swoon (as I’ll now call his adorable-ness) says there’s something faulty with my tear ducts; that they’re making a solution that has too little oil so it evaporates too quickly and it’s caused all the itchy, lame, tired, shitty sight I’ve had.  His prescription was special eye drops and a medical grade omega-3…I took both this morning for the first time and HOLY SHIT!

The drops worked their way in and the effect was almost instantaneous.  This must be what doing drugs feel like!  The detail was everywhere and so effortless…and mixed with the awe was the disgusting realization of how dirty my windows and kitchen are!  It kicked off a 2 hour cleaning binge because now I’m noticing the cat hair and dust.  I literally couldn’t see the cat hair and dust!

I feel like I owe an apology to all my friends for how gross my apartment seemed.  I promise, it’s better now!

But I can not stress this enough, and my poor husband has been dealing with my manic episode of awesome for a few hours now: HOLY SHIT I CAN SEE!  I keep looking at The Husbster and grinning like a mad woman because his face has so much detail!  He’s so handsome from across the room.  I always thought he was handsome; but it always happened up close.  It’s different when you can see the detail in the full landscape of the room.  Without having to eye-wrestle to focus on one bit of detail or one face.  It was overwhelming for my mind and my eyes and it’s so easy now.  So effortless.

The drops seem to be wearing off a little now, and my eyes are getting a bit tired.  I’m going to use them again and watch TV…because I’m told HD matters.  I’ve never been able to see a difference before; but (hopefully) I’m about to.

This shit is bonkers.

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