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I had another post-op eye exam today to check the progress of my cataract surgery done in May. Everything went well and I asked my doctor about the non-proliferative retinopathy that I have that was diagnosed last July and he was happy to tell me that I have no signs of retinopathy. He explained to me that about 75% of all people with diabetes show some form of retinopathy after having diabetes for 15+ years. Keeping your blood sugar under control will help to delay retinopathy. My vision improved since my last post-op check-up in June and I see 20/25. I can pass a driver's eye exam as is with no glasses, but I still need glasses to see 20/20. I hit my local Walmart Vision Center today and laid down $370 for some new glasses. Since my eyes are so sensitive to light, I got the transition lenses which really jacked up the price. It was a small price to pay to keep my vision as clear and sharp as possible. Gosh my eyes are worth alot of money! :cool:
 

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That's terrific news, Breeze! I bet you'll love the Transitions lenses - pricey though they may be . . . my sis started getting them years ago & she wouldn't be without it.
 

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I hope that they are worth the money. I would have gotten them sooner, but I was under the impression that they were always dark and didn't like that idea. I was told that the Transition lenses just get dark when you are in bright light.

You know, I was wondering if being out in the sun without wearing sun glasses harms your eyes? I went through a spell of using a tanning bed for about 10 years and spent every weekend at the pool and never wore any sunglasses. I had the best tan but it was probably not good for my eyes. :(
 

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That is terrific Breeze! I experienced the same thing. My retinopathy disappeared afte tightening my control too. It has been gone for 3 years. I hope neither of us will ever see retinopathy again!
 

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One of my many ophthalmologists over the years used to drum into all his patients that "the sun is the enemy!" Wear dark glasses - wear hats - do whatever to shield yourself from the sun. I only took him to heart because I had so little vision left to begin with - I didn't want to jeopardize it. But you may be onto something, Breeze - he may have been right all those years ago.
 

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Whoohoo! Congrats to you! Amazing isnt it when we can see some positive results of hard work! *hug*
 
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