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wot I did on Thursday [Oct. 28th, 2005|02:39 pm]
Peter Sheil
So yesterday was a whole bundle of fun! I was at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the afternoon. Instead of the usual 20 minute or so appointment I was there for over 2 hours! My optomitrist was trying to fit new contact lenses and I had to have the new pair put in ... wait for them to settle ... retrieve a lens from the corner of my eye where it had snuck off for a rest ... have drops put in my eyes ... get examined under bright lights to check the fit *cringe and whimper* ... wipe the tears from my eyes so she could see the fit ... replace the drops 'cos my tears had diluted them too much ... wait while she get a second opinion on the fit of the new lenses ... um and ahh a bit ... decide to try a different par of lenses ... and so on, and so on. Tthe good thing was that she was quite chatty and managed to at least seem interested when I was chatting about life, the universe and Morris dancing.

I did get a compliment on my Fleisher's Rings :) [it almost sounded like I was being chatted up :) ] [go on ... google for it, you know you want to know what they are :) (and you'll probably find out more than you wanted to about "keratoconus", my main optical problem, as well) (or just go here - but there are pictures of eyes, so be warned!) ]

The reason for trying to change the fit is that the lenses I'm wearing now are rubbing against the lower eyelid a bit and blocking some glands there from working properly ... which I guess is why I've been having so much trouble with them recently. I have a new pair of lenses ordered and should be able to get them when I'm back from the US.

right, back to work.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: phlump
2005-10-28 04:52 pm (UTC)
the picture here is far more disturbing :S
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-10-28 05:31 pm (UTC)
Now that doesn't worry me at all. She was doing stuff like that (plus turning the eyelid inside out to check it which is far more disturbing) several times during the session. She even managed to hold the upper and lower eyelids open with one hand and operating the microscope thingie whith her other hand!
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[User Picture]From: phlump
2005-10-28 07:14 pm (UTC)
I've had the eyelid turned inside out thing a fair few times myself (at contact lens check-ups and also in the eye emergency clinic when I had gravel in my eye!). The most disturbing thing about that picture IMO is the cone shaped bit in such clear detail.

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-10-29 12:34 am (UTC)
OK, well I've lived with conical eyes since I was 22 ...29 years ... so it is no big deal to me. Still it gave you something to do apart from laundry and cleaning, so it had it's uses :) Any news on the job front? Hope you get something sorted soon so you don't get too frustrated.

(hugs)
Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: phlump
2005-10-29 11:45 am (UTC)
No news on the job front. I've now applied for well over 30 jobs and I'm yet to have a proper interview. I'm starting to feel pretty worthless :(
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-10-29 04:05 pm (UTC)
Ahh, sorry (hugs) Remember it is all the companies that are missing out by not offering you a job, so it is them not recognising your true worth, not you being worthless. Keep trying and you'll get something in the end :)

peter
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[User Picture]From: becky44
2005-10-28 06:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

How long ago was her training and more importantly... was it somewhere in Europe?

I used to think that dentists were bad news - but now I'm going to be very worried about opticians! The only good thing about the opticians is how well I can irritate them - when they do the test with blowing air onto the eyeball, they've never got a result off me - because my reflexes are abnormaly fast and their machines aren't!!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-28 06:19 pm (UTC)
Well she did her degree in Cardiff! Small world eh?
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[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2005-10-28 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you are having this kind of trouble with your eyes. :-(
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-10-29 12:37 am (UTC)
I've had the condition since I was 22, so I'm quite used to it. Mostly it is OK and the eyes are quite stable - originally I was expecting to have had cornea transplants by now, but the vision is far too good for them to think about doing that just yet.

Peace
peter
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