So said Karla when I picked her up after she had a new lens put in her right eye. She complained about the cut near the edge of her cornea having left a little rough spot. It’ll be fine by morning, she was reassured by the doctors who performed the surgery.
The hardest thing about the whole process was deciding whether to select just one of the myriad options available—close vision, distance vision, dual vision like bifocal glasses, near vision in one eye, distance in the other, a partridge in a pear tree—are all options nowadays. I and several others encouraged her to go for distance vision since bifocal vision does weird things when darkness comes, something like jagged edges on what you’re looking at. Close vision is all you get if you lose your glasses, and far vision is what you need when you’re driving without your glasses.
The surgery required a laser-cut incision on the eye, and that leaves a little rough spot that irritates for awhile. Other than that, she’s feeling just fine. Right now she’s in bed with four humongous pillows behind her keeping her upper body upright from now till morning. Then we go back to Fresno to have the eye patch removed.