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December 2023: Eyes Right

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This month's Vlogcycler isn't anything to do with upcycling nor interiors or even art, but about my experience of not being able to see any of these things that well and how the problem was rectified.

Having good sight is a privilege that most of us take for granted. Without it, life brings forth a whole cornucopia of challenges that make even simple tasks unbelievably difficult. Whilst my eyesight has never been amazing (I'm short-sighted and have worn specs and occasionally contacts since I was 14), last year I noticed that the sight in my right eye was seriously deteriorating. That, together with the increase in the number of floaters that were appearing, prompted me to bring my 2023 annual eye test forward by several months. After the examination the optician was adamant I see a consultant and so the cataract op journey began. Watch the video for the whole story.

Whilst you can never be 100% sure about what is going to happen during any operation, I had a pretty good idea (I research just about everything and this situation was no different). Was it different to what I expected? A little, but not so different that I was at all uncomfortable or distressed (there was no pain whatsoever) and the results are amazing.

I have a great deal of respect for everyone who works in the medical arena, whatever role they engage in, wherever they are located. But I'm particularly grateful for all the years of study and knowledge that the experts bring to the operation table, providing people like me with better sight so quickly and painlessly, it really is life-changing.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone, I'll see you in the New Year.

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