I don’t see the point
I had a clinic appointment today.
A few short years ago I had a normal eye test. In the course of that they discovered the pressure in my eyes was dangerously high. Apparently that can only result in cataracts, if not exploding eyeballs. There are few things that are precious to me, but eyesight is near the top of the list.
So I went to a specialist clinic where I saw an ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is just an optician but who charges more for the name. I was prescribed eye drops.
Since then my eyes have been fine and I go for tests every few months.
Lately I have noticed a weird phenomenon – my vision keeps changing, One morning I wandered around for about an hour before I realised I had forgotten to don the old spectacles. Other days my vision is shit. Today is one of those shit days. I was fine yesterday but today everything is blurry.
So I arrived at the clinic in one piece which was surprising seeing as I could hardly see the other vehicles on the motorway. I was tended to by a couple of rather nice tasty young girls. One flashed lights at me, which I had difficulty seeing, and another stuck yokes into my eyeballs. I’m an old hand at those though neither is exactly pleasant. I would imagine they’ll find my peripheral vision is shite but apparently my pressure is fine.. This is weird because I haven’t bothered with the drops for a year or so – I kept forgetting and then just got out of the habit entirely. I have a meeting with the ophthalmologist herself in a couple of weeks.
So I drove home in the sleet and snow and again I somehow missed whacking into the other cars.
That’s the only excitement in an otherwise routine life.
Oh yes! I wiped my disk and installed Linux Mint 20.3 It’s going like the clappers.
Isn’t my life exciting?
I would think life would be more exciting for someone riding in the car with you.
And even more exciting on the motorway for the driver of the car behind!
Now that you mention it, there seemed to be very few cars willing to overtake me. I did wonder why.
If you were in the UK, the approved method for eyesight issues is to drive to Barnard Castle, as our prime minister’s former special advisor once demonstrated covertly during an early lockdown. But then he got fired, so maybe his eyesight was better than his foresight.
The approved method here is to just carry on driving. An oak tree or traffic bollard is more effective at getting such drivers off the road.