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Eight years seven months ago, I woke up on a Tuesday morning with globs of vaseline smeared over my right eye. Well, not literally, but that’s what it looked like as I peered through my glasses and started to cry. I remember that day well. The prior week I had had the nastiest of colds. The kind where you blow your nose constantly, and if for a moment you manage to breathe in through your nose, you end up choking on the phlegm drawn into your throat. Yuck. The previous Friday I had gone to the salon to have my hair cut. Nothing too out of the ordinary, except the sink hurt the back of my head/neck a bit. But I didn’t stop to complain and should have been sitting on a cushion. Somehow, I must have subconsciously thought that the hair cut and temporary blindness were connected ‘cause I didn’t get my hair cut again for another three years. LOL. But that Tuesday morning, the optometrist asked me come in right away as I h...
It's been just over a year since I had refractive eye surgery. I have enjoyed it so much, and I wonder why I didn't do it sooner. It's been great not having to wear my contacts or glasses. I love waking up and being able to see! I do have Dry Eye Syndrome, which I had before the surgery as well. I just put some prescriptive drops in my eyes each day to keep my eyes comfortable and healthy. I have noticed here lately, though, that despite my drops, my eyes feel even drier. However, this was no shock to my doctor. As it turns out, my pregnancy not only causes a long list of discomforts, but it also can cause vision problems. During pregnancy, hormone levels rise, causing some dramatic changes in a woman's body. My doctor told me about some of the potential eye issues that could arise. Those issues include dry eye (already have it), blurry vision, less tolerance of contact lenses and a change in refraction, which would require a different prescription for corrective ...
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