My visit yesterday to the eye doctor’s office went much better than expected. It all started off with a ride to the office using Uber. Crazy that Pensacola has Uber, but I’m glad it does. I paid about five bucks less than what a cab would have cost, and I rode in a nice Lexus to the doctor’s office.
Once there they ran a whole bunch of tests. I ended up waiting awhile after the tests for the eye doctor. He had to perform an emergency surgery. He was able to save someone’s eyesight, so I didn’t mind waiting a few extra minutes. He came in to see me in due time, and gave me the good news. My eyes didn’t show any sign of diabetic damage, and even better, I don’t need glasses at all.
The doctor actually mentioned that as my blood sugar normalizes and stays low that my vision would improve a bit. He said that basically with high blood sugar the inside of your eyes can coat with sugar causing your vision to become blurry at times and cause near-sightedness. This made perfect sense as I noticed it was hard for me to view things at a distance for a bit, but I don’t have that issue anymore.
Once done I took another Uber ride home. The driver was interesting to talk to. He spoke a couple of languages and did translator work for the Department of Defense from time to time. He dropped me off at home and I celebrated my good eye diagnosis with a slice of pizza. (My eye doctor told me to live a little, so I had some pizza.)
Here is a picture of Sally trying to hide from me. I could see her clearly!