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Sep. 29th, 2005 @ 10:13 pm Eye exam
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I haven't been to the eye doctor in almost as long as I haven't been to a dentist. Since none of my teeth are falling out, I had to satisfy my vanity by getting my eyesight checked. I have been seriously contemplating getting coloured contacts for quite a while, but you need an optomitrists okay to purchase them.

My eyes are all good, the doc suggested I don't need to have them checked again for another 5 years or so (gotta love that profession). I actually scored well above normal ranges for everything. She did mention that I would focus a bit slower as you tend to lose flexibilty in your eyes. Makes sense, you lose flexibility every where else too! But she was very weird about the contacts. She claimed she had seen someone lose an eye because of contacts. When I questioned her on it, she did admit that the person had not maintained the contacts, left them in too long and developed an infection, infection turned into an ulcer, cornea needed to be replaced, didn't work, and eye was lost.

Not really because of contacts IMHO, but that is her story. She was really anti the whole idea, especially as they are just cosmetic. She did say she would write me a blank script if 'I promised in blood' to only use them occasionally. So ya, she's intitled to her opinion, and I'm intitled to my vainity.

I seem to attract these doctors with huge opinions. My MD, retired now, would berate me on whatever silly thing I was doing to my body. Luckily I'm pretty easy going, although it did start to get to me when I decided to stop taking my meds for depression. I was actually afraid to go see her, I didn't want to put up with the lectures (well that and I had started smoking again at that time.) I now have no doctor, and that's just something I can't contemplate at this time.

So anyways, go, go gadget eyesight!
Who does she think she is?
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From:fishantlers
Date:September 30th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
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I wore soft contacts for about 10 hours a day for several years without problems, but after going through pregnancy I have not yet found a pair that fit correctly. Apparently your eyes can just start being like that after conception, sort of like your teeth going wonky and your feet permanently gaining .5 a size. Craziness!
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From:neeroc
Date:September 30th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
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Whoa. Good to know. I've heard about the foot thing, but what's this about teeth?
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From:fishantlers
Date:September 30th, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Your teeth become more susceptible to cavities -- my first checkup was a year after Ian was born, and I had ten of them. That's more than I've had in my entire life, all at once. I was pretty wiped out for the first year but I KNOW I still took care of my teeth! My dentist said it's a pregnancy thing, and my mom backed it up -- I gave her the same problem!
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From:devaux
Date:September 30th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
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Gadget eyesight is awesome. I got my eyes checked once because I kept getting headaches in college. The doc said I probably would never need glasses until I was a little old lady, so now I tell people "I have x-ray vision, my eyes are that good!"

I'm sure I'll go blind because of telling people that, because that is my life. :P
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From:thorne073
Date:September 30th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)

My eyes are ALL good???

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How many eyes do you have? DO you keep extras in the nightstand drawer or the medicine chest? Can you loan me one? (My left eye isn't very strong).
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From:moo
Date:October 3rd, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Don't wait until your teeth are falling out to see a dentist. Most dental problems can be fixed so much more easily when detected early. My brother is a perfect example of this. He waited until his teeth were killing him to see a dentist and it looks like he might lose them all now. It's not worth the risk!
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