Take care of your eyes and vision

Vision is one of those senses that we take for granted. We wake up each day, rub the crud from our eyes, and glance around the room. “Another day,” we tell ourselves, as we think about what is to come. There are several – perhaps dozens – of concerns running through our minds as we prepare for the day. Nowhere on that list is a concern about our vision. We just assume that our eyes will continue to serve us faithfully.

What if they didn’t? What would you do if you suddenly lost sight or suffered an eye injury?

Recent trips to the ophthamologist reminded me in a blunt sort of way just how fragile the eyes can be. I had been seeing flashes in my right eye, which I knew was not normal. Long overdue for an eye exam anyway, I went in. The diagnosis: vitreous detachment.

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