[dba-Tech] Actually a wetware issue

Gary Kjos garykjos at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 19:23:34 CDT 2020

Before I had Lasik in 1999 I was used to going to an eye doctor every
other year as I needed that to get a new prescription to get new
glasses as my old ones would be scratched up and terrible by then.
When I had Lasik in 1999 I no longer needed to do that.  After the
follow up from the surgery I went a LONG TIME before returning for
another exam.  And the eye doctor LECTURED ME that I still needed
exams AT LEAST EVERY OTHER YEAR as BAD THINGS that are treatable can
happen with our eyesight.

I still went 5 or more years between exams before developing an
infection and having no other option as I needed relief.  I've since
been being treated for "Chronic Dry Eye" mostly in my left eye but
really in both.  I'm back to wearing glasses.  Eye doctor has told me
they are watching degradation of my retinal nerve and I have cataracts
that will need to be addressed eventually.  With the COVID-19
situation I am probably overdue for an exam but I will need to take
care of that soon.

Don't put off eye exams.


On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 7:02 PM rockysmolin bchacc.com
<rockysmolin at bchacc.com> wrote:
> First - go get an eye exam.  I'd say go to Costco but they're not doing them at the moment.
> But you should probably go to an ophthalmologist - can tell you if you have glaucoma or cataracts or just old man disease.  Once you get a scrip you can go to Costco - they got a lot of nice frames.
> r
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dba-Tech [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Arthur Fuller
> Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 4:45 PM
> To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
> Subject: [dba-Tech] Actually a wetware issue
> My vision seems to rapidly deteriorating. For a person who spends a lot of
> time reading, this is a disaster. I think I'd prefer to lose a leg rather
> than my eyesight.
> My bifocals are several years old; perhaps it is time for another
> examination. A side question: I have been experimenting (by closing one eye
> then the other and comparing views) and have learned that my left eye is
> substantially worse than my right eye. But when I see estimates of vision,
> I typically see 20-20 or some variation of what appears to be the measure
> of a single eye. Should I choose to buy new glasses, the pair of lenses
> would require different prescriptions, methinks. Does anyone know anything
> about this? I most certainly don't.
> Second question. My neighbourhood was formerly, well, not a slum but
> definitely inhabited by a majority of economically impoverished people, and
> in the past few years is undergoing Gentrification. As a consequence of
> that, the stores on Queen Street have all been gentrified as well. Within
> about 5 blocks of me are an equal number of stores that sell glasses, and
> basically they sell fashion-glasses. All I'm after is a pair of glasses
> that work. I'm way too old to consider the fashion aspect; I just want
> glasses that work, so once again I can read my usual couple of books a week.
> --
> Arthur
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Gary Kjos
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