I had an appointment with Mr S (my eye specialist) today (Monday).
I think he wanted to avoid a repeat of what happened when they tried to check my vision last visit, because Mr S went and grabbed my file and told me to come in to his room before the nurse had a chance to try and call me in for that. LOL!
The appointment went really well. He took a lookk and asked me if I'd had any problems. I told him I hadn't. Then he said, "I think at this point it might be time for me to say goodbye." There's not really anything more he can do, after all. So I agreed, and he told me to contact his secretary if I have any problems with either eye.
In the meantime, I've only got to go to the people who make the artificial eyes. Which - as I thought - has been confirmed as just a six monthly appointment once the new eyes are made, with an extra appointment or so every "about three years or so" for replacement eyes to be made. But I don't mind that, because I spend most of those appointments sitting in a chair - often with something to eat and/or drink - while they take the eye and polish it. Apart from when they're making new eyes they're only fussing with me for as long as it takes to get the eye in or out, which is only a few seconds. Plus, we often don't even have to wait at all to go in for our appointment, and when we do it's only for five minutes or so, so it's quick and hastle free... There's more time and hastle involved in something like going for a haircut than in those appointments! (I could use a haircut, actually).
So, this is really exciting news for me! After more than 24 years of going regularly to that hospital to be pulled about by various eye specialists, have drops put in my eyes, and so on, I'm finally free! No more eye specialists poking and prodding my eyes, no more stupid nurses saying they need to check my vision when all they really want is a good look, and - best of all - NO MORE DROPS!!! :)
P.S. I put a "PTMI" warning on this post for anyone squeemish about eye related topics.