Monday, June 17, 2013
Went to eye doctor for a way overdue eye exam, it had been 5 years since my last one (I know, I know... I'm supposed to do it annually). What finally pushed me over the edge to get it done now was that I dropped my prescription sunglasses and they broke on the very first day I was in Hawaii on my vacation, what a tragedy that was, but I made do with a cheap pair, but it made things more fuzzy than ever, uggghhhhh.
I have noticed my vision has been getting continuously worse over the past few years but in the last 6 months it has really bothered me. I was rather excited to get new glasses, to update the old ones I have, to update my style a little bit, a more modern pair with some bling perhaps, lol.
He examined my eyes and told me that glasses would not help, nor correct what was wrong with me now....CATARACTS in both eyes, with my left eye being really bad. Cataracts, really????? I am too young for this, as the doctor pointed out, but he said there are many causes of cataracts, like Diabetes.
OMG.....Diabetes, really???? I made a lifestyle change over 4 years ago so I would not be unhealthy, how could I possibly have diabetes now????
Inquiry minds had to google that....apparently you can have Type 2 Diabetes with no symptoms, so I have scheduled a full physical with bloodwork to find out if I do have diabetes. It never crossed my mind that I would possibly have that, especially since I eat healthy and live a very active lifestyle. However it's not a total shock since just about everyone in my family has it. I hope everything turns out ok with that, will know something in a few weeks after all the appointments are complete.
WOW, talk about having a bomb dropped on you, a double whammy....cataracts and possibly diabetes.
I have appointment with another eye doctor this week to discuss my options....meaning cataract surgery, hoping to get this whole fuzzy eye problem taken care of real fast, not being able to focus properly is rather frustrating.
Diabetes is the main point of this blog....if you had not had a check-up in a while, please make sure to do so, ya never know, especially if you have a family history of it. Better safe than sorry.