She had her eyes dilated once before, and...well...let's just say she wasn't much of a fan.
Knowing her anxiety about it, I opted not to mention it until I was absolutely sure the doctor was going to do it. Since she had just had a comprehensive retinal screening at the 2012 Friends For Life Conference, the doctor let her off the hook over the summer. She mentioned, however, that she wanted to take a look at things herself before too much longer. Suffice to say that I was pretty sure this visit would include a dilation.
And it did.
And...the SECOND (literally) Sugar heard that dilation was part of the plan, she turned into a ball of nerves. Here, let me show you...
|Her appointment was at 10 am. |
We arrived at 9:45 and got the news to expect dilation right away.
OFF THE CHARTS!
The vision screening was sketchy that day. It was impossible to differentiate between visual disturbances from hyperglycemia or the need for a stronger prescription. Overall, her eyes were deemed very healthy, but we would need to repeat the vision screening about a month later.
Which brings us to today.
With stellar BGs, she hopped in the chair, and passed the vision screening with flying colors. No need for a prescription change at this point!
I've always read about high blood sugar and vision issues. I learned about it in nursing school. I know it happens. This becomes an important element when it comes to school work and standardized testing, but until today, I couldn't qualify how high blood sugars actually affect SUGAR'S vision, because I had no way to measure it.
Turns out that those high numbers really DO mess with things!
PS...Just because I love it....here's that awesome warm and fuzzy video again ;)