One thing Mario didn't want people to think when we decided to marry on such short notice, was that it was for his awesome health insurance. I told him not to worry, everyone would be thinking I was pregnant.
But honestly his health insurance is another one of those really nice benefits of marrying him. Being a story board artist means that he is covered by the Motion Picture Health insurance...hello good stuff.
That being said, in the last month I have had all the necessary doctor visits and other fun appointments. Woo hoo. And today I went to the optometrist. I might be one of those strange people who loves going to the eye doctor. Being a photographer, even when I didn't have health insurance, I made sure I had my eyes checked out by a professional. My eyes are important to being a photographer, besides I love looking for my next pair of glasses...fun fun fun. The more people giving me opinions the better. I had Mario and two of the employees helping...the only time I like attention on me.
This optometrist office was really great...I could even say they were my favorite so far. No bad breath, no funny breathing through the nose topped with a nose whistle...yes I have had doctors with these problems. The doctor was great. He works with a lot of industry people and while I'm not in the industry, he did talk to me as a photographer. He even told me that photographers tend to take less time to examine because they are a lot more aware of sharpness and all that fun stuff. He made sure I had any information I might need as a photographer and answered all of my ridiculous questions...and I ask a lot of them. I turned totally geeky when they were taking photos of my optical nerve...disgusting and awesome all at the same time. I was checking out the Polaroids and talking lenses. I couldn't get a copy of my eye photo, but that may be too personal for the interweb anyway.
So here's my news. I have a small growth on my eye called Pterygium (this was part of the reason I did visit). No I don't have some disgusting growth covering my eye, most people don't even notice it. Just something I happened to notice while gazing into my own eyes one day. No biggy, it's because my eyes are too dry. I just need drops and we'll keep an eye on it (yesirree I got that covered)
Now because of my lack of tear production, which I had no idea was a problem. I was told that I would be sent home with eye lid shampoo....hysterical laughing. Then realizing he is serious. What!? Is there really such a thing as eye lid shampoo? Why yes, there is such thing. I was also told it is very conditioning to my lids and lashes...Come-on still weird. I spent the rest of my appointment with random giggles at the thought of Eye Lid Shampoo. Are these things that happen as you get older?
...Science Based Lid Hygiene...kills me!