|vision problems anyone?
||[Sep. 30th, 2014|03:28 pm]
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So my optometrist sent me to an ophthalmologist.|
He seems to think I have the beginnings of glaucoma. I don't have eye drops or anything, he says he just wants to monitor me. He says things look good, and see you in 6 months. I have gone twice.
I think that despite my good vision at present, and that no one makes that big a deal at the doctor's office, the fact that he wants me back again in 6 months again, makes me think that it is potentially pretty serious.
From what I have read, glaucoma is manageable with eye drops and sometimes surgery and I haven't been given any indication that I will lose my vision... yet.
I am nevertheless wondering if I should be thinking of how my life were to change, if I were to have low vision at some point.
I do graphics for my job, as long as I could do that I would feel alright. I do sewing and knitting for fun, I could already use a big magnifying glass as my reading glasses don't seem to cut it. I don't drive at the moment, I could live without doing that. I would probably get more into ham radio and listen to more radio & podcasts.
Anyone have a family member or friend who deals with this, or do you yourself?