Update on my eyes and glare! Nov 2015

•November 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Hello everyone,

Sorry I have been out of commission! I moved 2500 miles and had some other big things to attend too!

My glare hasn’t gotten better, and I am still wearing the polarized sunglasses from 2 years ago and they seem to be doing a good job. I’m surprised, I haven’t lost them! I also have learned to work closer to home and forget highway driving at night!  My vision has decreased slightly, but still correctable in glasses or contacts.

I am getting a little of the tear duct irritation again, but I think it’s not that bad…   I certainly will not be going back for another surgery.  Something I am considering is heat applied to the lids of my eyes… it’s called LipiFlow.  This is a little summary of it:  “The LipiFlow® treatment is a twelve-minute, in office procedure using a device that comfortably heats and applies pressure to the eyelids to remove the obstruction of the oil producing glands. Preliminary studies demonstrate and average duration of symptom relief of 9 to 24 months.”  I’ll let you know if I get it and what happens with my eyes.

I am getting more headaches, but I think it’s do to an increase in computer devices. SO, now I not only have a laptop, but also a tablet and smartphone.  Someone must create a device that omits NO radiation or glare, don’t you think?

Hope everyone is doing well and if you want to reach out, please do so and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Much love,



•November 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Well, folks… I had the pleasure of visiting a very nice vision center for low sighted individuals for a volunteer project I was working on.  Just so happens that the polarized glare sunglasses I got there work great and they were only $9.00.  They can fit over regular glasses or you can wear them alone!  I have seen these in popular vision centers and they were 20.00++.  I’m finding that my SMARTPHONE really bothers my eyes and I am trying to be on it less.

If you are interested in seeing a picture of the glasses, let me know!  I also got a fun pair to be worn when I am in more fashionable environments.  GO POLARIZED SUNGLASSES. I’m hoping to get a yellow pair for night driving.

Take care all!!

2 years + later and after a job in computers! What now?

•October 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Well, my fears are setting in.  I started a job doing medical computer work and it involved a bit of detailed work.  In the interview I noticed that some of the lighting was dimmer than what I have seen, so I was excited.  Well, I started and they didn’t set up my computer for a week.  To my surprise, what was delivered a week after starting was 2 large monitors over 20″ each.  Also, I would have a nice desk under some bright florescents.  I would be working on both monitors daily and also looking at EOB’s (insurance paperwork, and calculating how much refunds, insurance companies get, etc. etc.)  Well, my eyes started to effect me.  Migraines, intense eye strain, dry eyes, glare issues…  I asked for a glare screen, but they weren’t able to provide one for me…  To make a long story short… I had to leave!  I WILL NOT HARM MY HEALTH, MY PRECIOUS EYES, anymore than they are already… There were other things, but it is not necessary to go into them.  I’m now wondering what is the next step.  Do I need my own business to be able to adjust the lights and glare, and tend to my dry eyes?  I feel very disabled. So, I left that job and I have been blessed with other opportunities, but so far, nothing permanent, nothing…in stone, but I HAVE HOPE and DREAMS and determination to help other people. I am going to start a biz on my own… slowly, that way I can adjust when I work, how long, pamper myself, at the same time…take care of others and give back to the community!

Hope you all have a blessed week! 🙂  Tip for the week… Systane ointment for dry eyes at night works amazing for the dry feeling! 🙂


2 years after Endoscopic Tear Duct Surgery… How are my eyes now?

•August 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Well, I have to say that the eye infections have stopped… I went to daily contacts and a different brand in each eye.  I have done this for over a year and it’s working out well.  They are a little more expensive but so much better than getting nasty infections!  Your eyes are precious and the concept of taking out contacts daily really connects with me.

The glare and floaters in my left eye have gotten worse.  I’m a bit worried about working FT around computers, under fluorescent lights all day, … because the brighter the lights, the worse my eye issues.  Also, driving at night with oncoming (headlights) bothers me a bit too, but only in oncoming traffic.   The glare and floaters affect me by making me dizzy, giving me migraines and by impairing my vision (affecting my mood).

I’m eager to see if there will be a fix for the glare issues, besides constant sunglasses and dimmed light.  I even had to put my cell phone on a dim setting to look at it without getting migraines.

If you have any questions or concerns about your eyes, please post and I will do my best to respond 🙂  Take care and please be careful with your eyes.  RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH before any surgeries.  Hope all of you are doing great with your eyes!  You only have 1 pair.

Amanda 🙂Nature time with hubby

New eye symptom!!!

•April 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

Migraine headaches to die for!  I mean … the kind that make you run for a dark room, wanted:  >> no sounds, and an ice pack for your temples around your eyes… You can feel your pulse beating out of your head/eyes.

I don’t know if this is from the surgery or impairments to my eyes, but WOW, these are extremely painful!!

Anyone else with headaches?

Eye Health after Endo DCR, 1 year and a half later…

•March 3, 2013 • 2 Comments

Hello all, my eyes are doing okay after having DCR surgery 1.5 years ago… I continue to have glare in the left eye, along with floaters… However, I have no pus, no tearing, and no repeat infections. How are you doing? If you have any questions about endoscopic DCR surgery, please don’t hesitate to ask. I have been through a lot with this surgery, and have a lot of opinions on doctors, treatments, etc.

Eyes , July 2012

•July 25, 2012 • 6 Comments

Well, the only issue that seems to be lingering is the vision issue with my left eye since the DCR surgery.  I see lots of glare and floaters.  They say they can’t find anything but I’m still not so sure.

I got my new contacts a few weeks ago and they are good.  Very comfortable and help me to see pretty clear in the right eye.  Just wish I could lessen the glare and floaters in my left eye… vision just seems blurred no matter what!

It was always my worst eye, but not LIKE THIS!  Don’t know what happened during my surgery, but it makes me scared to go under… if you know what I mean!

Best of luck to all of you going through DCR or any other surgeries, or issues with the eyes.

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