I was able to see better, especially the small details...
Following lengthy treatment at Maidstone Eye Clinic for ulcers in my eyes I have been eventually cured but was warned of signs of approaching cataract, principally in my left eye and vision in that eye was becoming particularly misty. I have always had very good eyesight as did my father, mother and grandfather. I did not like the idea of plastic lenses. The optician proposed prescribing long distance lenses to see how things turned out.
I therefore took the 3 month course of bright eyes as described in 'Richard and Judy' on T.V. I followed the instructions exactly, which is my custom with medicines. I have now completed the course and my vision is entirely excellent.
I still drive, life-long clean licence, never a claim or offence. I have my M.O.T. test done by a small garage nearby, run by a friend from a family known for many years. I go every year but this last test was after 15 months because of some repairs. When I saw him I was shocked at how he had aged in this past year: wrinkled, hair flecked with white and grey, then it struck me that this was because I was able to see better, especially the small details (of course, I did not tell him!).
I was 84 in August and I can, without glasses, read at the stipulated distance of 67 feet for almost every character of a vehicle number plate, while for reading or fine work all I need is a pair of ready made spectacles from the market place or multiple store. These are sold in various strengths and I have to use the strongest but I am just about to find these (400) no longer adequate, clearly, I have very little astigmatism. Both eyes are now equally good.
As a pensioner my concern is the cost of the treatment if to continue indefinitely. It is not much but to a pensioner nothing is cheap and I would gladly pay it. I hope we can 'spread the word' enough to persuade the Daily Mirror to press for the treatment to be provided by the NHS. I will write to the Editor.
Mr P. E. Everett, Sevenoaks