My name is Mare, born and raised in California USA. First glasses were at age 10 and at age 23, Rx was about -6 when I began career in government finance. The job stayed with me because numbers just love me💙… they practically hug me, plus it subsidized my traveling, sporting events, and eating out craze…the “spend now, you might die tomorrow” free spirited lifestyle🤸💃. Over time my eyes escalated to -10. Not one optometrist remotely suggested I should use a different Rx for computer work.
In Dec 2008 I joyfully had Lasik but was back in glasses after 3 years of 20/20. In 2016, now up to -2.75, Jake’s post on reverse axial elongation popped up when searching for Bates. The never before read info was consoling and fascinating.
I resigned from my job last March when I satisfied the State requirement of finally being supervised by a certified public accountant (CPA) for one year in order to be certified myself. The overwhelming daily emails single-handedly killed my spirit to work in that intense office environment. Most data was accessible to end users yet many emails asked “can you just provide me the data since you know where to find it?” The laziness and ingratitude wore on me. I think I just want the CPA on my tombstone to prove I passed the exam…haha, my love affair with numbers has ended for now plus I need to rehab my POST-Lasik -8.5 eyes from the 9-10 hours a day on the computer.
The onset of cataracts and a macular pucker took its toll. I enrolled in Back to 20/20 in May but soon cancelled. Admittedly active focus was becoming challenging with my glasses to fuse the double vision and halo effects from cataracts. I’m using alternative treatments and will decide in Oct if lens replacement is avoidable.
I’m still glad to meet you all albeit I’m quite the oddball. I’ve experienced each emotion of every high myope and hope to contribute in some capacity.