Thanks for the concern about eyes - I'm currently waiting for three hospital appointments: one for the eyes and two cardio-related; they were all due this month, and usually the hospital rings me up offering dates. This year, nothing. I went to the hospětal in person a couple of months ago to see what was going down and they looked me up, told me I was on the list, that they'd ring. Zilch. I went back this week and it was a repeat. Trouble is, the heart things require a blood test, which also requires an appointment and then maybe ten days for results... one needs the space between appointments.
I think that the reality is that Spain's economic meltdown is hitting everything so hard they can't pay staff. Irony is, we used to have private insurance, but the last time my wife had to go to hospital (emergency) she was so pleased with the State offering, which we used that time because it was closer to us than the private places, that we cancelled. The fact that it was taking €3600 p.a. out of our pensions did affect our thinking too! Anyway, that was five years ago, and the State has been super until now, and the private sector would never accept me again should I want to rejoin; Ann's many cancer ops must have cost them a bomb, never mind my two heart adventures...
I’m relieved that you all see the images as sharp where they should be sharp, and that means the captions too, where I notice softness most strongly. As I wrote, I see the files as perfectly crisp on my monitor from both the PS computer where they are made, and also on the Internet computer from whence they travel to LuLa. They get to the Internet computer via their resting place on an external hard drive. So, both computers show them as they should look on the shared LaCie.
Actually, part of the glaucoma treatment – well, all of it really – consists of a drop in each eye each morning to cut pressure.
I required reading glasses from the age of 44, but since starting the drops I no longer require reading glasses for books or monitor, but in exchange, my distance sight is now mucked up somewhat. So apart from pressure, the drops must affect the muscular control too. Just what every snapper needs!
During the past visits to the hospital they have always told me that there is absolutely nothing else amiss with either eye. I was also told not to bother with buying distance glasses as there was only a +1˝ fault in one eye. That ain’t what I think I experience!