Some months ago my vision got so bad that I couldn’t read, drive, or even cross the street safely under some conditions. I had rapid-growing cataracts that grew from nothing to debilitating in about 6 months.
Back in April and May I had surgeries on both eyes, and my eyesight is better than it’s been since I was a young child. I can now drive without glasses, which I’ve never been able to do before.
But… my brain really isn’t buying into this. I can’t cross a street without checking, re-checking and checking again for traffic, whereas a year ago I would cross with a glance. My brain doesn’t believe what I don’t see.
Even stranger, I get upset and uncertain making right turns at intersections, because I’m unable to see the curb to my right. Of course, I could NEVER see the curb to my right, as the bodywork of my car cut off my view at that low an angle. But now my brain has decided that somehow I don’t have enough information to make the turn without jumping the curb or something.
So instead of doing these things casually and automatically, I have to stop and think. I suppose it’s safer in any case, but it’s sure something out of the blue.
Hopefully it won’t last.