How could simply typing an article lead me to have my eyes checked? Recently I completed an article about differences between eye glasses and contacts. As someone who started wearing glasses when she was eleven, I’ve had plenty of experience in getting my eyes checked every year like clock work.
On a Sunday night a few weeks ago, I was at home typing an article about eye glasses and contacts. At that time, my right eye had started to bother me. I had mentioned in the article that it’s important to not only get your eyes checked at least once a year, but if your eyes are showing the slightest problem of any sort to get them checked immediately.
I thought that my eye would return to normal by the next day. Monday morning I woke up to find my eye swollen, throbbing, and even a bit painful. Off to the eye doctor I went, crossing my fingers that everything was all right.
During examination, the doctor asked questions to help aid her in discovering what was wrong. Did I have allergies? Did anything perhaps get in my eye over the weekend? The answer was yes to both questions. Following along the swollen eyelid, she discovered my eye was inflamed in the corner. The infection couldn’t be determined, but there was a chance a cyst could develop. If the cyst does develop and doesn’t go away on it’s own, it would have to be lanced.
Hearing the word ‘lanced’ made me shake. Scalpel and my eye? Uh, no thank-you! I was prescribed antibiotics and informed to keep a close eye on it (ignore the unattended pun), including cleaning it carefully and making sure nothing else got in it.
Luckily for me, after constant vigilance of keeping the eye cleaned, covered, and using the antibiotics, the eye was better. So, what have I learned? Our eyes are sensitive and extremely important to us. Take care of your eyes and get them checked whenever you discover a problem arises. Don’t let it get worse and cost you your sight.