Well, I’m not gonna tell you it was all a doddle. I felt pretty rough the last couple of days. Not sure why, but I got palpably depressed – a kind of slow panic. I did learn that you have to be patient in these things.
When the patch first came off my vision in that eye was very milky, but in about 12 hours that cleared quite a lot. But then, as I began the see proper images, the treated eye showed a really short focus – so suddenly I could read a newspaper with it up close. Interesting, but not what I wanted, because everything beyond about 6 feet away was blurry – because of course these replacement lenses do NOT ‘accommodate’ – they are rigid plastic, so your eye muscles can’t make them vary the focal length to bring an image into focus, like we can do when we are young. You’re stuck with ONE position of focus. And I needed that one place to be close to infinity, so my eyes would once again be matched up.
Well, I was too impatient, getting anxious about that – because today [Sunday] the focus point is much closer to infinity – and I had a great moment of joy when I realised I could see very distant sunlit trees sharply with both eyes and without any glasses.
So I thought of The WHO !!! Love the Who. Stupendous inspiration for me.
Thanks for all your encouraging messages – they mean a lot. OK – now to get back to some astro stereo picture making.