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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eyeglasses for Vision and Protection

A friend and I were talking the other day, and she told me that she went to an ophthalmologist to have her eyes checked. I corrected her and told her she must be referring to an optometrist, but she said that she really did visit an ophthalmologist.

Apparently, she already consulted with an optometrist a couple of months ago and the doctor gave her prescription glasses. She even showed me the Versace Eyeglasses​ she bought at a discounted price from an online store, which she had the lenses replaced with graded ones prescribed by the optometrist.

Anyway, she’s been wearing her glasses, but lately, she always feels irritation in her eyes. According to her, her eyes are always itchy and read. She works from home as a writer, and it’s getting harder and harder for her to work because her eyes are always tearing up. The only time her eyes get better is when she’s sleeping. That’s why she decided to visit an ophthalmologist to find out what the problem with her eyes is.

Her initial self-diagnosis proved to be correct; she has a severe type of eye allergy triggered by airborne elements. That part is a bit hard, considering that she can’t really pinpoint what causes her allergies, other than the fact that the trigger is in the air. Her ophthalmologist advised her to wear her eyeglasses all the time so her eyes stay protected. She really felt bad because she was hoping she could start wearing contact lenses, as she finds wearing eyeglasses a bit of a hassle. However, the doctor said contact lenses would only aggravate the condition of her eyes even more and might even cause serious damage to the retina of her eyes. Hence, she would have to forego her plans for now lest she wants to put her eyes at risk.

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