June 2nd, 2020

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I've always found eye doctor appointments to be annoying and tedious. I had one eye doctor who was rude and mean. She's the one who did both of my cataract surgeries. And then she retired and was replaced by my current guy who is at least warm and nice and interesting and interested. But, still. 'see the red house?' ugh.

I do hope he has a painless, cheap and easy fix for my not being able to see as well as I'd like. My appointment is at 9:30 and it's an easy place to get to. It will be weird to be out in public.

I started walking the same one mile (a little less but I'm calling it one mile) route every morning on March 30. I think I skipped one day but I cannot remember why so maybe not. This morning - after 65/64 - days, I did not feel out of breath once. I actually felt fine the entire way. I'll be interested to see what tomorrow feels like.

A couple of other shops on my route boarded up their windows last night. But the protesters went the other direction. I wonder if they will come here tonight. The marches last night turned out to be massive and massively peaceful. And, from the coverage I saw, mostly masked. I just saw a tweet from a local TV news outlet this morning that said that at least one group of local protesters "left the protest feeling empowered". I wish that for all the peaceful protesters.

The eyes have it

I think I had a bascillion different kinds of eye tests this morning. Holy moly. The very competent tech person even said, wow. He wants to check every single thing here! Ok. Let's do this. I was fine with it. As long as I was there already, let's check everything.

Mainly he's worried about Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. Me, too. I'll take a hard pass on both, please. There's an all clear on the glaucoma and a we're still ok on the MD. He strongly suggested AREDS 2 vitamins and offered up that Costco had the best deal right now.

As far as my seeing issues he said that laser removal of a thin layer on my artificial lens might help some. I told him about my readers with the left hand lens popped out and he asked if that helped and I said that it really did and he said 'well, for my book, that's the perfect solution! We can revisit the rest next year. Call me if you have a problem or see a big change.'

Fine by me.

It was weird to be out and about. At the clinic, they meet you at the door and make you sanitize your hands. Then they give you a mask that you can either put on top of your own or replace your own. Then they take your temperature. There was one couple in the elevator with a 5 day old baby. I never felt so sorry for any three people in my life. Another young dad gave them the appropriate new baby sympathy. And they were black. What a 5 days they have had. But they were hanging in.

Now I am home and see on Twitter that today's protests have already started. I did see that several streets downtown were blocked off. I have no reason to leave this house until my walk tomorrow.

I have sewing and knitting and TV watching and stuff to do. My dilated eyes are almost back to normal so I will be able to see what I'm doing. Hopefully.