The cataract evaluation 

So the day arrived for the cataract evaluation.  I will not lie, it was a road trip kind of day for me.   I was extremely nervousness.  My biggest fear was that there would be nothing that they could do for me.  I was told in paperwork that I would be there three to four hours, they were not playing.  

I had my eyes scanned, mapped, dilated, exams, ultrasound, and everything inbetweened.   Then it came the real scary part.  Scheduling and arranging payment for the surgeries.   My health insurance will pay for a good chuck of the cataract surgery.  We also decided to have my astigmatism corrected at the same time.   Which insurance will not pay for. They view this as “cosmetic”.  I strongly disagree but I at the moment can not achieve 20/20 in my left eye. So I’m a little bias obviously.   

Since I do not have a lot of extra money, I had to obtain a care credit to ensure payment for the left eye surgery.   So, next stop, clearer vision! 

Windows to the soul

Recently, I went to the eye doctor.  Since my new job comes with benefits and I finally had vision insurance (first time in 5 years), and it had been a couple of years since I went.  Well, I’m glad I did.  

Backstory: 

When I was in middle school/junior high school, they found a cataract on my right eye.  It was no big deal.  I didn’t have any real problems from it.  Light had a slight halo/starburst effect.  Otherwise, it was fine.  

Ok, so fast forward to present.  I have noticed that at times. The vision out of my left eye was darker. Like someone placed a vail over it.  It had been going on for a couple of years but it wasn’t constantly happening.  So I checked that box on my information sheet.  So when the eye doctor came in, tested my eyes and then looked concerned.  Dilated my eyes and looked at them.  Went out the room. Came back, looked again.  Asked me questions.  Lefted again.  I was already concerned.  This behavior did not help.  

He finally gave me a pair of trail contacts and tested my vision again.  After this, a heavy sigh was given.  Doctors don’t usually sigh.  He then looks at me and explains to me.  Even with corrective lens, I could not obtain 20/20 vision out of my left eye.  My vision had made quite the change since my last visit in both eyes. And I apparently had a cataract.   Ok no big deal, I knew that. However, now I had a matching set. My left eye had developed one.  Quite a bad one at that.  (Because I don’t do many things, half way).  So, cataract evaluation was going to be scheduled and I should wait to get my new prescription filled.   So we wait for the cataract evaluation appointment