My Dwindling Eyes

I know it’s not uncommon for elderly people to start experiencing problems with their eyes as they age. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Two years ago I was diagnosed with cataracts in my eyes. Cataracts are essentially a cloud that develops over the eye’s lens. This cloud causes problems such as blurred vision. There are a few ways to deal with cataracts, but my optometrist said before we opt for any surgical procedures, we would simply monitor how the cataracts were developing.

I’ve been having regular eye tests every year since the diagnosis of my cataracts. I have also started becoming heavily reliant on my glasses. This was a very telling sign that my cataracts were definitely not improving. 

Unfortunately, I accidentally missed my most recent eye appointment. How hilarious is this; I missed my eye appointment due to an eye issue. What a juxtaposition! I knew my eyesight was holding me back, but I didn’t think it’d ever get in the way of me attending my optometrist appointment. Now I need to see if there are any other optometrist appointments available in Bayside. All because of me misreading my clock, I have to go through all this hassle!

Luckily, I was able to squeeze in an appointment for tomorrow. I actually got to speak to the optometrist directly on the phone. I told him what happened and he had to laugh. I’m glad I had the opportunity to make it clear that I missed the eye appointment due to my eyesight and not because of me being negligent. If anything, this was just another of many signs that I need an eye test. Bentleigh has many old people, so I’m sure I’m not the only person with cataracts who has missed an appointment due to their eyesight. I do find it quite amusing but also embarrassing. 

I’ve asked my daughter to give me a call an hour before my appointment tomorrow. That way there is no way that I will misread the clock and miss my appointment, for the second time.