Tuesday, September 14, 2010

When pride pokes you in the eye!

2 years ago, I got a 'check up' with a new Optometrist as a favour for a friend who was investing in the Optometry business.

Let's call this Optometrist "Jane" (not her real name).

Jane was a bit too pushy for my liking, particularly when it came to rules about throwing my contacts out strictly after 30 days wear. She even made me sign a contract to say I'd do it!

I objected to being treated like a child! I know when my contact lenses need changing - thank you very much!

So I never went back. I figured I knew better. I started going to a more local optometrist.

Rcently, I've been having some troubles with my left eye getting a little bit irritated.. just a little.

Then this morning - I woke up with a roaring red eye. It is weeping, it is painful, it feels like sand in my eye every time I blink. Even now, I feel like I have cotton wool packed into my eye.

Figuring I better get it checked out - I took myself to visit my new latest local optometrist office.

I turn up for my appointment and get told the unsurprising. I have been wearing my contact lenses for too long. The extra wear has caused proteins to build up on the lens surface. This has starved my eye of Oxygen. I have blood vessels that have surfaced. I am actually very close to damaging my sight.

I am banned from wearing my contacts for a month!

As if that wasn't pride-destroying enough. My latest local optometrist has a new employee. It was this new employee that saw me and delivered the bad news. This new employee? Jane!!

Proverbs 16:18 "Pride precedes a disaster, and an arrogant attitude precedes a fall."

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