My eyes aren't what they used to be. I hung up a feeder with Niger seed in it yesterday and today was convinced there were goldfinches on it. I had to ask Lily (who's still missing school from her fall) to look for me. "Are those birds yellow?" I asked. They were. How much fun is it to put out bird seed if you can't see the birds?
I'm supposed to wear contact lenses in one eye. That's my reading eye. My other eye is for distances and it doesn't get a lens. However, as you can see from my blurry goldfinches, it's not so good, either. I'm due for an eye exam and I might try again with the contact lenses. I have a few left -- boy were they expensive. I gave up on them because my eyes are dry and they'd get uncomfortable after a while, they were next to impossible to get in and out because they'd roll up on themselves and I couldn't tell which side was in and which side was out, and it would have been easier to remove my whole eyeball than to take out that lens.
But why go through life not seeing the beauty of things? (Plus, it would probably help my riding if I could see the jumps. Or not.) I think I may try again now that I've read about acuvue oasys and how you can get them at up to a 70 percent discount online. They're made for people with dry eyes. And they've got a tint that doesn't change the color of your eyes but helps you find the contact in the solution. Best of all, they've got some kind of indicator that tells you if the contact has turned itself inside out.
My eyes aren't improving. But I'm glad that the technology and the prices are.