I'm going to give you some good advice today!! Get your eyes checked. Despite a family history of glaucoma and a sibling with macular degeneration, I have put off going to the eye doctor for five years. I know, I know. It's just one of those things I don't think about doing because I can see clearly. My eyesight has changed very little over the years. However, during a recent routine check-up my regular physician surprised me by asking how long it had been since my last eye exam. When I replied "Five years", he said, "Not the answer I want to hear. Go. Go now." As he explained to me in greater detail about the health conditions that can be detected by regular eye exams, I realized that sight is just one indicator of good eye health. So I made an appointment, which I kept today.
Thankfully I still have healthy eyes, but a slight pressure change indicates that glaucoma may well be in my genes as well as my future. I've agreed to a prevention plan that includes a comprehensive exam and another pressure test in six months. And my doctor has assured me that I will not lose much of my eyesight as my grandmother did. Early detection has made the treatment of glaucoma much more successful. We are blessed to have so many more options than our ancestors did, and yet we don't always take advantage of them. I thought of Mama and how much she endured because of her failing eyesight. And I vowed to take better care of myself. Laziness is not an excuse!
I hope it has not been five years since your last eye exam. If it has...go...go now.