Wellness Wednesdays- My New Glasses

This past December, I actually went for an eye exam with an ophthalmologist. Perhaps I should mention that for years my eye exam consisted of me going to a Dollar Store with a piece of paper and checking which pair of $1 reading glasses helped me read better. But I needed to get checked for Sjogren’s Syndrome and had a thorough eye exam.

After he checked my vision, he flipped to three settings and asked if they were clearer. To my surprise they we so much clearer. The result was me ending up with trifocal blended lenses.

It took about two weeks for me to get used to them perhaps because I kept using my $1 pair for working on my computer. But alas those broke forcing me to only use my new glasses. Now I love them.

Why is it that sometimes when it comes to things that will benefit us, we are reluctant to use them? We get used to what is not as good but helps a little and want to keep the status quo.

One thing my fellow spoonies, people who live with chronic illness, will understand is the thought of going to any doctor is stressful. That is due to many reasons such as doctors telling us everything looks good based on blood work, but we are in pain and have other symptoms, doctors not believing us when we talk about symptoms, and the whole maze of getting a diagnosis.

So I avoided eye doctors too. I kind of lumped all doctors together. My discovery was that ophthalmologists are not stressful. I plan to see him once a year.

I am still not convinced I will make the BIG appointment in a city one hour away at the University Medical Center with a rheumatologist. That is the kind of appointment where they poke, prod, do tests, take blood, and tell me they do not see anything. Either that or a diagnosis comes that is life altering such as when I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Hypothyroid, Celiacs, Fibromyalgia, etc.

I think for now I will just enjoy seeing better.

Thank you for reading. God Bless..

32 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesdays- My New Glasses

  1. You’re a super hero dad. ❀ A real life super hero. Your battles seem innumerable, but you trust Jesus and soldier on. You inspire so many including me.

    Ugh…. doctors. My doctor is on maternity leave. I keep getting bounced around from one doctor to the next at my clinic. It’s so hard. Thet never remember who I am and I have to reexplain everything. One doctor tells me one thing and the next doctor tells me another thing. Plus, I absolutely hate doing things over the phone. I’m a bit of an introvert. Can’t tell that online…. anyways, I’m jabbering and making you read a lot. Testing out your new glasses. Helpful right? I have to get my eyes checked one of these days too. Glad to hear that eye doctors are nearly as painful as family doctors. 😬 I would rather go to the dentist than the doctor.

    Hope your week is great. Praying for you. Take care if yourself. Microwave something healthy. Love you. ❀❀❀

  2. Nice glasses. I need to go get an eye exam. My mom was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome. I always thought she should get a second opinion. Like you, she hates going to the doctor.

  3. I have one of those trifocals blended glasses, it took me a few days to get use to them. Driving was the worse at the time.
    Enjoy your new spectacles πŸ€“

  4. Didnt even know trifocal existed, good to know. Its so easy to neglect our eye sight, always worth getting checked and alsoo if there are problems a second opinion also has helped me in the past. πŸ™‚

  5. It’s amazing what we just accept, until something better comes along and then we realise that we had been struggling! I’m glad you are using better glasses now so much of our lives are online.

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