I went for an eye check-up 2 weekends ago after complaining to mummy that I couldn't see the writing on the white-board in class. We went back to the same hospital where I had my last check-up done in April 2013.
After a brief examination by an ophthalmologist, we were told that the power on both my eyes have increased tremendously from R1.75/L2.50 to R5.00/L6.00... in just 11 months! To confirm the accuracy of this prescription, I was put through the torment of eye dilation. I HATED this procedure because the eye drop caused very uncomfortable stinging sensation in my eyes and I had to do it like 5 times!
After the eye dilation, my eyes were re-tested and the same result was obtained, confirming the accuracy of the earlier prescription. Now, how did my eyesight deteriorate so drastically? And over such a short period of time? Daddy and mummy were just as baffled as they were upset. Too much reading, maybe?
I was then referred to the in-house optometrist (the hospital had their own optical centre) and he too, expressed shock and concern over my drastic power increase. He suggested more outdoor activities and encouraged me to play sports like ping pong or badminton. Daddy immediately went to buy a ping pong set after that haha!
Last Saturday, we went back to the hospital to collect my new spectacles...
Cartoon-themed (喜羊羊) frame that I picked on my own... I love it very much!
The very kind, friendly and helpful optometrist spent close to half an hour talking to daddy and mummy, giving them advice and tips on proper eye care. He also gave us 2 eye charts so that we could do a home-monitor regularly...
Our home looking like an eye clinic now