I was very nearsighted, but afterwards I am a bit farsighted. It's mostly due to the doctor
putting bands around my eyeballs. Also I don't have any natural lens, I focus mostly like a
pin hole camera, with glasses to make a minor correction.
I have had 5 retina operations. Both eye retinas were detached 30 years ago. Reatachment was
reasonably successful to begin with, but as time passed my right eye has lost all useful
vision. Except perhaps to keep from running into something large.
At the time they used silicon oil to stabilize my retinas. This had interesting effects at first. I could
go from 20/20 to 20/400 in seconds. Depending on where the oil bubble was. I weirded out a few
optomistrists at the time.
The oil bubble acted like a backside lens.
Over the years though the retinas have deteriated, and now even my best eye is going bad. Some
days I can bearly see at all.. Other days well enough to watch a video on the computer or play
warcraft. Though to find the pointer on the computer screen requires moving it to the upper left
corner and following it. If I loose track I have to try again. I generally play a hunter on warcraft
so my pet can show me where the bad guys are.
I can't read black print on a white background worth shucks.. So I was able to qualify for the
books for the blind. So I can listen to them. I usually can see to read white text on a black
background though.. That's how I see to be on the forum.
In my world many days I mostly see a white haze. All I can see has to contrast with it, either brighter
or darker. Black often looks grey. Some days I see like I am wearing colored sunglasses.. Green, yellow,
or a red haze. In a totally dark room my retinas often continue to have an after glow. After a few hours
it becomes dark. On my good days the white haze is much less and my vision is closest to normal. But it's
There isn't anything to be done except to live with it. After 30 years I have learned to accept my fate. So
I make the best of it, and I am usually too busy to worry about it.