So Good to Have Good Eye Sight Again!


For the past two weeks I have endured another fear in my life while fighting with my right eye. For a few days, I thought the poor eye sight was going to win, then I decided it was time to let it rest. And so I did.

I am pleased to announce, my eye sight is much better now. Nightly, I have been a really ‘good girl,’ obeying the suggestions of my eye specialist by removing my contact every night. With every awakening, I see improvement. It is so special to have good eye sight again. Now, I must remember while working at a computer — I must take the time to look away from the screen. To remind me to do this, I have the TV on. Occasionally something from the Trial of Dr.  Murray/Michael Jackson will catch my attention and I glance away from the computer screen while continuing to allow my fingers to dance across the keyboard.

Another suggestion the doctor stated was for me to blink, blink, blink more often. “This is good for dry eyes,” she said, “And your right eye does have dry eye syndrome.” OK, so now I’ll blink more. If you, my friends, are reading this and see me out and about, now you will know why I am blinking more. No, I’m not batting my eyes at some guy. Simply blinking. Blinking…and blinking to lubricate my right eye!

I truly learned an important lesson from this experience. Just how many times have I ‘forgotten’ to remove my contact after wearing it for one week. DUH! I don’t know! I do not count those incidents. And — how many times have I worn the same contact for — more than two weeks? Don’t know!!!

While working at a university, I saw many students remove their contact, wet it with a bit of saliva and place it back in their eye. Trust me, I’ve never done that!

Now, after this experience, I will take better care of my eyes. I do not wish to lose my sight, and I don’t imagine others who are losing their sight want to have this happen, but things do happen in life. We just have to learn how to cope and deal with these situations. Today, I am so thankful to be able to see again, to not have to squint and focus with much difficulty and to not wear the “dollar store reading glasses!”

Published by barbiepc

Barbie Perkins-Cooper is a talented award-winning writer of screenplays, plays, and travel stories and she works full-time as an editorial photojournalist. Barbie has published numerous articles and award-winning photographs for regional, trade, health and beauty, hospitality and travel publications including the Travel Channel, Buick B Magazine, AAA Midwest Traveler, Kentucky Monthly, Southern Hospitality, Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Convention South and Texas Co-op Power and New York Daily News. Her passion for food and hospitality began when she worked as a communications officer, public relations officer at Johnson & Wales University in 1988. Residing in Charleston, South Carolina, Barbie is the author of Career Diary of a Photographer, and Condition of Limbo. She has written seven screenplays, and has a passion for screenwriting, hoping to see her name in the credits of a major motion picture. In September 2007, she was chosen as an approved artist for literary arts with the SC Arts Commission Arts in Education Roster of Approved Artists. Professional organizations include membership with International Food and Wine and Travel Writers Association [IFWTWA]; American Society of Journalists and Authors [ASJA]; Society of Professional Journalists, Editorialphoto.com, and South Carolina Writers Workshop [SCWW]. Visit her web site for further information and writing clips or e-mail her at barbiepc@bellsouth.net.

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