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Irrational Fears

I have many irrational fears and one in particular is the optometrist. I can’t stand eye exams. o.o

So, optometrists scare me. I hate them, 😯 , and I hate getting my eyes examined. I can’t stand having objects inches away from my eyes. I can’t even keep my eyes open long enough for pictures. Well serious pictures like ids or something. I always blink. I put a lot of pressure on stuff like this. And my eyes receive that message and decide they are uncomfortable. I always blink. My eyes feel pressured or something and just spazzes out on me. Just thinking about the exam makes my eyes water. I kept telling the lady, who was in conducting the exam, that I was the worst patient in the world and that I apologize for being so difficult. She just laughed it off. She didn’t think I was serious, but oh I was. I figured out how to get past the eye drop part. I simply close my eyes and she drops the numbing agent and dilating stuff on my closed eyelids and I open them. *thinking about it again-eyes are starting to water* Anyway, so the only part I can’t handle is the pressure part. They put this machine thing really close to your eye, I was told it wouldn’t touch my eye but it does, and because I can’t keep my eye open for very long, my lashes brush against it and I move back. I can’t help it, its a reflex. That is why we have eyelashes to keep stuff out of our eyes. Also there is a blue light around the thing that touches the eye and it makes my eye water, therefore causing my eye to blink. Well anyway, so she tried a couple more times and then called the Dr. in. I didn’t like him, he is the son of the Dr. that actually does my exam. He was always so nice to me and just took the pressure by touching my eyes while they were closed. His son sort of mocked me but I could care less. I’m not going to make his job easier, I’m completely ok with being selfish during a time like this. He lacks Dr. to patient skills, I’m just happy its over.  And the only good part about getting an eye exam is getting to pick out new glasses afterward. I can’t wait to get them, my glasses have these weird scratches around the perimeter of the lens and it is really annoying. Sadly I have to wait a week until I can get my new glasses. But oh well because the actual eye exam is over and I’m so glad. 😀 I can handle my ortho visits,which cause a lot of pain, but not eye exams. Speaking of ortho, I had a check up on Thursday and my teeth hurt so much right now. 🙁 They added what is known as a power chain, which is supposed to close the gaps, to the top and a new wire on the bottom. But good news is that I’m nearing the end of braces. My Dr. didn’t give me an exact date to when they would be coming off, but it will be soon. And I can’t wait!!! I’m ready to get my teeth whiten and have the front teeth fixed. I posted about my braces during the beginning stages here. You can see the differences since I last posted about it. My front tooth was horribly chipped before and they fixed it. I was gonna to try and keep up with my brace journey, but I felt taking pictures of my teeth was gross so decided against. Minus these two posts, but I’m documenting aspects of my life and this is a pretty life changing for me. Plus I wanted to show the power chain, and I’ve been staying with the color teal, I just find it so pretty. Well I have some reading and writing to get done before Monday. Good night all.

So do you have any irrational fears? Or are you as bad a patient as I am? 😮


  1. Mija Said:

    on February 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I love your buns! You are a bad patient lol buuut I don’t blame you, the eye pressure thing is weird and I always have trouble with that part as well.

    I’m so excited to see your braces come off! I might get some after the wedding.

  2. kim Said:

    on February 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    @Mija, What can I say? I can’t control it. My eyes just can’t relax. And I’m excited too. No more pain!!! ^.^

  3. Robin Said:

    on February 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I like the Princess Leia hairstyle. 🙂

  4. kim Said:

    on February 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    @Robin, Thank you. I was really excited to put my hair in the buns. It takes practice to get it just right. . 😀

  5. charis Said:

    on February 14, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Poor thing! The power chain looks painful. Hope it comes off soon.
    Happy Valentines 🙂

  6. Kim Said:

    on February 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    @charis, Thank you. :3 Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. <3

  7. Melanie Said:

    on February 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I actually don’t mind the eye doctor or eye exams too much. I remember when I was little, that was the one doctor appt that I didn’t mind going to =p I hate going to the dentist’s though. The tiniest bit of pressure or anything on my teeth bothers me.

  8. Kim Said:

    on February 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    @Melanie, I envy you then. >.< I hate my irrational fears.

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