Thursday, December 11, 2008

Eye Doc


My eyes are still blurry as I post this, three hours after the eye drops. I have a mental problem when it comes to eye doctors and the act of poking my eyes. Can't seem to get over it. At least the doctor and his assistants are nice and make it as pleasant as possible. And while driving home . . . a revelation . . . WA LAA! . . . I can make a sketch about the whole thing! Of course, now every time I see this I will remember what it feels like getting the drops. Not sure if that's such a good thing.

8 comments:

Ann said...

Good for you for going to the eye doc! I'm with you - someone messing with my eyes freaks me out :)

Margaret Ann said...

Getting drops really is a weird sensation...another fun post...for us at least...LOl :)

Barbara said...

I'm with you on this one. What I hate is the eye pressure machine -- that little puff of air in my eye. I jump every time!

Sherry said...

LOL, I understand. I wore contacts for years, later had RK surgery, and a couple detached retinas, so by now I no longer worry about people touching my eye, But it is interesting to try to paint what you see when your eye is "under the influence." Your journal has quite a startling image! That's good, BTW.

caseytoussaint said...

A wonderful sketch, but somewhat terrifying.

purplepaint said...

John - this is really good! You did this from memory???? I just posted my award and nominees on my blog, thank you! Visiting all these drawing blogs has inspired me and I need to get back to drawing and sketching! Marva

john.p said...

Well, Marva, it's not from memory. It's a white lie. The memory is true, but the model hand is mine, holding an aspirin bottle which is about the same size as the real one, and I added the dropper tip. Then the ceiling must have been standard 2'x4' acoustic tile, but I'm guessing. It works for me. And glad you liked the award.

Cecelia said...

The routine stuff is not so bad, especially since I was diagnosed with wet Macular Degeneration just about 2 years ago. Had one shot in my eyeball of Lucentis! The cost was too much, so I didn't have anymore and lost my center vision in that eye. And then there is cataract surgery, which I haven't had, yet. That shot in the eye was something else! I wrote about it on my blog and did some pictures. I thought, "I can't do anything about it, but I may as well share my experiences and what I saw." It was like abstract art! So, I started my blog. Hope that you never have that, or that they get an easier, cheaper treatment by that time. So many people are getting it, as the population ages.
Maybe you will be lucky, I hope!