Yesterday I went to the optician for my yearly checkup. I still have 20/20 vision (both eyes at 0) and intraocular pressure of 15 mmHg in both eyes, which is normal. Since I have a family history of glaucoma, my optometrist always does the pressure test.

I also have a small nevus (mole!) on my left retina which apparently is not unusual in fair-skinned northern Europeans. I got to look at a digital image of the inside of my eyes and see everything. The nevus is small, round, flat, and disappears in green light, all of which indicate that it is totally normal.

I asked when I should take mini-Elbeno for a checkup. She recommended at 3. As far as I know, his eyes are perfect – he never squints or tilts and can read text at distance – and he has had basic eye tests done by his paediatrian of course. We recently took him to the dentist for the first time which was why I was also wondering about taking him to the optician.

If you’re in West LA and need an optician, I highly recommend Dr Betsy Blechman’s practice in downtown Culver City.

One Response to “Optician”

  1. greatbiggary says:

    Sounds like a good idea. It’s been ages since I’ve been checked.

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