Jim Royle was the father character in The Royle Family - about a northern family who sit round watching tv and discussing normal everyday things - One of the best comedies ever. Jim's catch phrase was 'My arse' which he said in relation to anything and everything he either disagreed with or didnt like. A video of every single 'My arse' can be seen here...
So.... on to my eye surgery.....
I had my right eye lasered in 2010 and have enjoyed great vision in it since. My left eye wasn't done then because the surgeon couldn't guarantee any improvement. So now, 6 years later my right eye is better than my left and I thought it was about time to see if the left could be fixed. My vision isn't bad - I don't need to wear glasses to read or watch TV, but there is always room for improvement.
So I had surgery booked for today for just my left eye.
When I got there today they wanted to check that just doing my left eye wouldn't cause any problems - so they made me wear these glasses for half an hour..
This didn't remind me of 'A Clockwork Orange' at all....honest it didnt...
When looking at my phone which I know to be shaped like this..
What I saw was shaped like this.....
I chatted with the specialist and he explained that this happened sometimes when only doing surgery on one eye. There are a number of ways forward:-
1. Wear glasses for a few months and go back to see how my eyes and brain have adapted to the change. If its good I can get the surgery on one or both eyes.
2. Get the surgery done now and have the possibility of seeing the world like I do after a particularly drunken Saturday night.
3. Wait a year or two and see how my vision changes - It it gets worse then I can think again about having the surgery.
So at the moment I'm leaning towards waiting for a year or two and see how things go. I absolutely hate wearing glasses - They are uncomfortable, easy to break and a pain in the arse to look after. (Hence the quote above- Glasses??? My arse!!) My vision is perfectly acceptable at the moment and I was only going for surgery to gain a little improvement.
Thanks for all the messages people sent me wishing me good luck today.
Its all good. It saves me money and a few days of pain!!
On a brighter note I used my wonderful vision to take some photos in the city as I walked back home...
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