A short post today. With the sutures coming out slowly over time, it’s always been my choice to put off getting a new eyeglasses prescription.
With lenses being so expensive, and insurance limitations, it hardly made sense to pay for a new left lens every few months as my vision (astigmatism) was altered by the process. I was already tweaking expensive contacts to follow the “suture roulette”, so I chose to hold off on the glasses.
Well, with all sutures out and a month of stabilization, I’ve finally got new lenses for my Oakley glasses. It’s amazing to have spectacles that correct nearly as well as my contacts – and liberating. I can now feel more confident on driving holidays where I might find myself at the wheel longer than my lens wear time allows. And I can easily drive should a mid-night emergency happen.
With allergies wreaking havoc on both eyes this Fall, I may choose to wear the glasses more often, allowing me to use eye drop antihistamines anytime I need them, avoiding the drowsiness that comes with their oral equivalent.
I cannot remember when I last had glasses that worked so well – but I’d guess it’s been nearly 15 years.
So, yet another little thing that the DALK surgery has brought me, more than two years later.