The weirdest thing is happening to my eyesight–I’m becoming nearsighted on fast forward.
Two days ago, my RIGHT eye saw things in a blurry sheen. Was it my contact lens? I thought so–and yet, I was on a trip where I was fully distracted and unable to investigate this weird turn in my sight. I figured the cigarette smoke in the casinos, or an aging contact lens, was to blame.
And quite honestly, my eyesight without contact lenses or eyeglasses is SO BAD that I couldn’t tell if my eyes were getting worse. Ah well, I thought, it’ll clear up.
But then, magically, my eyesight cleared up. I could see sharply again through my contact lens, and things were back to normal. It must have been the contact lens, I thought.
Today, I woke up with blurriness in my LEFT eye. Huh? Once again, I figured it was my contact lens. I was dizzy driving into work, but I figured it would pass. Was it something on my contact lens? I held my hand up in front of me. I covered my right eye and compared sight, I tried to read signs that were at a distance, and then read signs close by. My left eye was MUCH worse than my right eye had ever been during the weekend.
It seemed my eyesight had worsened–it was not my contact lens.
I left work a bit early, I was going nuts with my sight problems, about to develop a headache from only being able to see out of one eye all day. At home, I took out my contact lens and put a new one in. No change.
I took out my contact lenses entirely and put on my glasses. No change.
My left eye had suddenly worsened. In a matter of a day or two, I’d lost the ability to see quite a bit. My left eye couldn’t make out freeway signs–dammit.
Is this connected at all to the stroke I had a few months ago? Or to the blood thinner medication I’m currently on? Why am I losing my eyesight? (and consider that my right eye went through a weird blip too).
Tomorrow, I am calling my eye doctor first thing. In the interim, I’m conjecturing.