I've noticed especially over the last month a decrease in visual acuity in my good eye, my left eye. My right eye is pretty worthless, but I've come to appreciate it never-the-less. I can at least read with it using a magnifying glass. Last 5 days or so, I've got this fog in my left eye rendering it pretty worthless. Visine eye drops seem to help, but not eliminate the problem. I don't think it's a cataract, but strongly suspect glaucoma. Earliest I could get an exam at the eye clinic in Columbus is next week and their glaucoma specialist is booked up for a month or two, but any eye doc can puff that little air puffer and do the glaucoma test.
I've been researching the medications. I have no insurance and won't be on medicare for another year, but there are drops available online for affordable prices. I've got to see what the doc says, though. Seems there are several types of glaucoma and different treatments for different types. It sucks though as I can't see well to shoot and it's the middle of bow season. I do have a red dot sight on my crossbow, my go play with it this afternoon as I want to hunt after that front blows through. I joined a dove hunting club, but I can't see the danged birds coming, so why bother?
Oh, well, the price of getting old, I guess, is all your parts going out. Thank GOD for modern medicine. At least there's treatments for some of those parts.
I know I need new glasses since my prescription is years old but at least I dont yet have that problem although I have noticed an occasional sort of fog that doesnt go away even after washing out the ... more
Good clinics for the masses around Houston, but here there's the clinics in Columbus and Hallettsville, 20 mile drive. No shuttle service here, gotta drive on your own, but that's not a biggy unless... more