On April 6th, I went to the optometrist for an eye check up. I haven’t had one in about 6 years. The last time I went in I had 20/20 vision. The time before that I had 20/20 vision with a misalignment of my right eye from a car accident nearly 20 years prior to that eye exam. I was prescribed a pair of glasses that would help with that issue. How the accident happened and the misalignment of my right eye is a different story.
Now that I have given you the basics of my visit to the eye doctor, there is something interesting she told me during the visit. It has to do with the color of my eyes. The color of my eyes are blue. Big deal, right? There are a lot of people in the world with blue eyes.
The big deal or interesting thing with my particular blue eyes is that they are a very light blue. They are lighter than many of the people with blue eyes. She told me from what she saw from the last eye test she did it was due to not having hardly any pigmentation in my eyes. She said it wasn’t the first time she had seen low pigmentation in a blue eyed person.
She also asked if there were any red heads in my family. I said yes and that I had some red hair. She stated that red headed, blue eyed, fair skinned people have a tendency to have lower pigmentation in their bodies. I had heard that about fair skinned and red headed people, but didn’t know that about people with blue eyes.
Since I have blue eyes and hardly any pigmentation in my eyes, this is where the glare issue comes into play. She said people with blue eyes have a harder time with lighting than any other color of eyes. She told me that the last time I had went in for an eye appointment with her. At that time, I just blew it off; thinking yeah right.
So she added an anti glare coating to my glasses to help with the lighting problem I have. While wearing them after picking them up today, I noticed a difference in the glare from the computer and television. It was hardly noticeable. I didn’t wear them home from the doctor’s office since I haven’t ever wore bifocals. I knew there was going to be an adjustment period and didn’t want that while driving home.
If you are having any types of problems with your eyes, I highly suggest getting into see an optometrist. Loosing or having your eye sight start to fail isn’t something you want to let go.
I explained all the reasons below to her why I was there that day. The reasons I listed below have worsened over the years; especially the glare issue.
The reason I went in was because I was having a hard time seeing while driving at night and during the day with full sunshine. The lights from my computer and the television was causing eyestrain.
Eye Color; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_color