I spent all of this week worrying about that darn glaucoma test that they do. I hate, hate, hate that puff of air machine. It makes me crazy. I break out in a sweat just thinking about it.
Whenever I try to do the test, my eyes start blinking really fast in anticipation. Which then it makes the technician really mad because she has to do the test 3 or 4 times just to get it right. So this year I got smart. I asked for the old fashioned eye drop glaucoma test rather than the puff of air. Those drops sting, but they are much better in my book. I would rather have my eyes feel like they got soap in them any day over that horrible puff of air machine!
Paul and I had fun trying on really nerdy eye glasses while we waited. We found this horrible pair that was $150! Which of course we tried on right away. We laughed so hard we made quite the spectacle out of ourselves. A good time was had by all at the LensCrafters in Kissimmee!
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I didn't even realize that there was even another option. I'll have to ask about that. Thanks for the tip! :)
They now have a different test for glaucoma- they can use a little machine with no air, just a special UV light. I asked my eye doctor this year where the puff was, and he told me that they are slowly replacing that with the light test.
My husband was VERY disappointed he wasn't going to get to see me jump 10 feet in the air when the test happened. The first time it happened the technician didn't tell me what it was so I was totally surprised when I got puffed in the eye. My husband was VERY entertained!!
I'm just kidding. I am wearing men's frames, but they're not THAT dorky (I hope).
My new eye dr. uses a very low-velocity air puff - I was quite surprised to NOT be blown off the chair this time! I used to just freak out in anticipation too.
Have you ever heard anyone who has gone to worldclasslasik.com (5th ave eye center)?
They are near by and I was checking them out. I hear most good docs are known nationwide, right?
I'll be back soon!