My eyes have become a mystery to me, they have changed considerably, and suddenly I no longer require glasses to drive. I have asked the opinion of various people that I thought might be able to offer me an explanation, but to date have drawn a complete blank.
For much of my adult life I have worn glasses to drive, but recently I experienced poor eyesight whilst driving - the world looked 'fluffy'. I felt irritated with my glasses and when the road was quiet, I pulled over to removed them. Suddenly the world became defined and sharp and I realised that I could drive perfectly without them.
My 'new' eyesight has remained, but I have had no spare time to visit the Optician due to various other happenings requiring attention. I did, however, finally manage to make an appointment this week.
As I explained to my optometrist what had happened I observed a flash of scepticism in his eyes. He first checked me out for glaucoma then cataracts, and finally carried out all of the usual reading and light chart checks. He said everything was fine, but acknowledged that my sight ability had dramatically altered. I mentioned that I did understand that the shape of your eyes can change as you get older resulting in some sight improvement, but he immediately retorted by saying not to the extent that yours have.
With the glaucoma and cataract checks being good, he said that he thought I must be diabetic. I was alarmed to learn this, and assured him that I had had a blood check not long ago and that I was normal.
He said he wanted me to go to the doctor immediately and have another one done. By this stage the happiness at my improved eyesight turned to anxiety, but I returned home and immediately visited the doctor's surgery. The nurse at the surgery took my blood and said she had never heard of such a thing, nor had the doctor, diabetes normally tends to have the opposite effect on eyesight.
Four days have gone by, and after several rather sleepless nights I have just been informed by the surgery that my two blood samples have returned from the hospital lab, and that both were completely normal. One blood test was for diabetes and the other for my kidneys.