Nothing quite like those eye drops used to dilate pupils! In my case, the effect lasts nearly twelve hours. I’ve gotten smarter and now keep prescription sunglasses and darkening flip-ups in my glove compartment. Still, I find it difficult to see the green light on the traffic signals. Red and yellow, okay, though. It’s rather like being color blind for a little while.
And note: no one wants to use the drops that undo the process anymore. They are expensive and insurance won’t cover them.
We’ve not seen Old Sol since Sunday morning, but what was waiting for me when I left the ophthalmologist’s office, nearly disabled by the drops? Bloody blinding sunlight!! This, by the way, was gone by the time I arrived home.
It was ten at night before my eyes returned to normal. But I am exhausted from compensating all day for the blurriness.
Still, a day like today makes me appreciate my eyes more than ever. And I will enjoy the sun again, if it ever returns.