Asteroids The Medical Game

I had my yearly eye appointment yesterday. Love my eye doctor. He’s very thorough and explains everything in detail and what each test means, it’s outcomes and how it affects my eyesight.

I despise or get frustrated with the clicker and the “spot the lighted dot” test. It makes me think of that old game asteroids where the little asteroids come at you and you have to shoot them. The technician told me that even if I think I see a dot, click. He explained that some of the light shades are lighter and some are brighter. I think I get click happy. In the end I passed.

These eye exams have come a long way since I first went to the eye doctor in 9th grade. I didn’t get glasses until I was in college. I remember being in 9th grade and wanting glasses. I felt they made you look smart and many others were getting them. I didn’t need them, but still wanted them. I also wanted braces, but never needed them. I was a weird kid.

7 Responses to “Asteroids The Medical Game”

  1. anne marie in philly Says:

    I got glasses at age 12. now I only need glasses for distance, like driving. my eye doctor is also wonderful; she explains everything and answers all my questions.

  2. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    Haha I know what you mean about ‘wanting glasses’. I got glasses after high school. I’m short sighted. My doctor is a riot. We did the ‘spot the light’ thingy too.
    I like wearing glasses. They shield me from the world.


  3. mcpersonalspace54 Says:

    I have worn glasses since I first started teaching. I have astigmatism really bad. I used to wear contacts, but have found that I simply see much better with glasses, so I ditched the contacts.

  4. Kirk Says:

    People are always surprised when they hear me swear, and I think it must have something to do with me wearing glasses.

  5. Bob Slatten Says:

    I had glasses as a kid, but then had eye surgery and didn’t need them again until a few decades later. I don’t think they make me look smart; that’s a lot to expect from eyewear!

  6. Matt Shifley Says:

    A great eye doctor makes a big difference. I have had a few that were horrible.

  7. David R Snyder Says:

    I have borderline Glaucoma, done the laser surgery and all that jazz, and I’m not wild about the tests.

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