Awwrighty, then! Back from clinic.
Short version: no glaucoma, no cataracts, no blood leaking from the retina, and no new Rx required. Basically my eyes are fine, haven’t changed since my last exam 2.5 years ago. So that’s cool. After all the other shit the last 6-8 months it is a joy to discover at least one part of my body isn’t presenting a new problem for me to deal with.
I ended up not taking my rollator with me after all. It was starting to rain as I was leaving, and I didn’t want to mess with having to fold and load the walker into the trunk of a car while it was raining. I managed to do okay getting where I needed to go just with my cane.
Since the exam was scheduled as a “Diabetic Eye Exam”, there was no co-pay. I don’t know if that is a regular Medicare benefit, or a special benefit as part of diabetic care. Whatever, I don’t care. I was expecting and was prepared to pay a co-pay. I stopped on the way out of the clinic to get a cup of coffee and a fruit cup. They have a mini-Luby’s cafeteria and a mini-Starbucks kiosk inside the clinic. I couldn’t see well and was about to grab a prepacked container of something reddish, but I asked a worker what it was — oops, it was a cup of potatoes. She was kind enough to guide me across the cafeteria to the fruit cups. 🙂
And I enjoyed a pleasant Lyft ride home with a nice young woman. We chatted this-and-that the whole ride home, which was nice.
But now I’m home and waiting for the dilation to subside in my eyes.