Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's a blur


This is the image that did it.  When I was trying to photograph the old hut across the paddock I found the camera view finder was so bad that I couldn't even be sure it was in centre of the frame. After a couple of shots with it being off to the side somewhere (what I could see was even less clear than this), It's off to the repair shop with this annoying camera, I declared.

As I reported the other day the camera man rang to say there was nothing wrong with it.  I picked it up today.  We put my lens in and he had a look.  It's fine he said.  I had a look.  It's all blurry I said. It's must be the camera I say because I can see everything else OK.  I asked my hubby to take a look.  It's fine he said.  I  think I am going nuts and we leave the camera shop.

Have a look with the other eye hubby suggests helpfully. I do so to humour him and I'm shocked to discover it's all clear. I close my right eye and the world is a blur.

I didn't have a clue.  My eyesight has seemed fine.  You see the only thing I am one-eyed about is my photography.

I couldn't even read the BIG letters on the optometrist's eye chart.  He says it's a cataract.

This is the world through both my eyes.


10 comments:

  1. I read your previous post about this problem Joan and wondered what could be causing it. At least you know, but, how baffling for you at first. All the best.

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  2. Just shows what the power of two eyes can overcome.

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  3. At least its something that's fixable.

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  4. That is an unusual way to discover you have a cataract. Are you having it removed? My eye specialist says I have them growing but not bad enough yet to operate. He said I will know when its time. Apparently its a fairly simple procedure so friends tell me who have had it done.

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    1. I have an appointment with the specialist scheduled for mid-December then I will know. I expect I will get it done as I have almost no sight in the affected eye.

      Since I have been clearly doing fine with one eye I looked up the web what the benefit of having two is ... apparently helps with depth perception. Also I can't drive at night, all the lights get halos around them which is very confusing, I thought that was because of general deterioration in my sight but now I know otherwise if I close the bad eye the lights are crisp like they used to be.

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    2. Depth perception is the crucial benefit. I have double vision: two eyes not working together. Also a bugger for sorting out depth ...

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  5. Best to get that eye sorted, good luck with the appointment.

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  6. Sorry to hear about the cataract. It's a big difference indeed. Don't worry, it all be fine in the end, Joan. Good luck.

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