Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Eyes Have It

I had my annual diabetic eye exam today. This is not an exam for glasses, but screening for the various bad things like diabetic retinopathy to which diabetics are susceptible. This exam was originally supposed to be July 11, the day after I was supposed to be back from Lisa and my inspection trip to Fernley to look at houses. But then my van broke down on the way to Fernley and I cancelled two appointments for July 11 preemptively on account of not expecting the mechanics to be able to fix the van in time for me to be back in time for those appointments. (As it happens, they did get the van fixed and I could have still made those appointments, but I did the prudent thing.) I wasn't able to get another opening for that routine eye exam until today!

Anyway, my eyes are fine (although I probably will need new glasses early next year), with no signs of any deterioration associated with diabetes (or anything else, for that matter). I just have to remember to make another appointment about six months in advance, due to the massive backlog on their time.
Tags: diabetes, medical
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