Posts filed under 'eyes'

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Third Grade Flashback

By kate on October 18th, 2005

I need computer glasses! Since the pregnancy started, I’ve noticed I’m very susceptible to eye strain. By the end of the day or week, my eyes are tired and focusing is very difficult. I finally went to an eye doctor today, who hadn’t seen very many cases of pregnancy-related eye strain. She did find a […]

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How’s my eye?

By kate on February 21st, 2004

If you weren’t there and don’t know about it already, I got hit in the face with a soccer ball last night at our game. It was a hard kick straight from an opponent’s foot into my right eye. I was helped off the field and spent the last 15 minutes of the game in […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry Eight

By kate on May 9th, 2000

AVOIDING EYE STRAIN I have installed a program called Break Reminder on my PC. It pops up every 10 minutes (or whatever interval you want) to remind you to take a “micropause” – looking away and/or stretching for a number of seconds (also configurable). When it pops up, I spend ten seconds looking out my […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry Seven

By kate on May 8th, 2000

A WHODUNIT My left eye continued to regress until it was almost 20/40. I got a stronger prescription for the contact I was wearing. As the months went by, I was gritting it out until a year after the surgery, at which point the eye doctor would assess whether the regression had finished and if […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry Six

By kate on January 20th, 2000

Just when I thought it was all over, it wasn’t. Starting in about November, my left eye began “regressing” a little, to 20/25, and now 20/30. My right eye continues to be 20/20, so the difference between the two began to give me headaches. I visited the eye doctor today, and we discussed my options. […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry Five

By kate on July 25th, 1999

The first two days after the surgery were a haze of blurriness, tired eyes, and light sensitivity. I could only do things for a short amount of time before my eyes got tired. It was difficult, because my mind was restless and there wasn’t much I could do (read, use the computer, etc.) because of […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry Four

By kate on April 9th, 1999

I returned to TLC the next morning and underwent all the preliminaries again: consent forms, examination, etc. This time, Dr. Holland was waiting for me in the laser room, and I climbed into the chair again, a reclining chair such as you’d find in a dentist’s office. Again, the speculum was applied to my eye, […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry Three

By kate on April 8th, 1999

The eye surgery did not go quite as expected. I arrived in Vancouver, to the TLC office, and went through all the preliminary steps. I signed consent forms, was thoroughly examined, locally anesthetized, and sedated. They finally ushered me into “the laser room,” a semi-dark, cool room separated from an observation area by a glass […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry Two

By kate on April 6th, 1999

In two days, I will be having laser vision correction. If you don’t wear glasses or contacts, you probably have no idea what this means to me, someone who has been encumbered with them since third grade. I’ve been asked by people with good vision, “how can you pay so much money?” To see the […]

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Eye Surgery: Entry One

By kate on June 15th, 1998

I have a habit. Twice a day, I go into a bathroom behind closed doors, wash my hands, roll up my sleeves and attend to my habit. I perform the same set of specific hand and arm motions every time. I put a transparent foreign substance into my body in a manner that the average […]

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