Thursday, March 25th 2021
We’re having a high-maintenance theme to ClaraJane’s week. Today’s flavor is ophthalmology.
Long story short, girlfriend is nearsighted in her left eye, sees perfectly through her right, and has two totally healthy eyeballs; just a little “big” in length from front to back, making it… (?)impossible for her left pupil to dilate enough for her to see far. That’s it.
Phew! Cuz man, the eyeball situation on her dad’s side of the family is wild. For her to escape with two immaculately healthy eyes is both a blessing and a bullet dodged.
[Old-timey Oberhauser family photo here.]
Me: Are there any therapeutic exercises she can do to promote health and function in her eyes?
Eye Doctor: No. But here’s a prescription for glasses.
Me: [Underwhelmed.] Should we fill it?
Eye Doctor: [Shrugs.] Up to you.
Also Me: Should I blow up this picture of ClaraJane for her brother’s wall?
Her Brother: Um… how ’bout, no? No thank you! [Laughs nervously.]
Back at home and feeling woozy from the ordeal of dilated pupils, she is remanded to the couch, with her favorite Nurse of course;
Peter Porker. Peter Parkour! Peter Parker.