Wayne Weekly “Eye…Yii Yii”

Written by on October 18, 2019

Last spring while making some adjustments to my furnace I noticed that things did not look quite right through my right eye. I found that images that had vertical lines seemed bent and distorted. I rubbed my eye and blinked a few times thinking that may remedy the problem. I thought, “Maybe some tearing is causing the distortion.”

I was wrong.

I made an appointment with the ophthalmologist where I purchase eye glasses. The exam was done and I was told that I should see a retina specialist…they could make the appointment for me.

A week or so later I was seen by a specialist and given the news that my retina had developed scar tissue, prohibiting correct focus in my eye. Surgery was scheduled quickly, however I had read from the National Eye Institute that in some rare cases the problem can correct itself. I decided to cancel surgery for the summer and then determine what to do.

I prayed that God would see fit to heal me, if it was His will, but things were not improving but getting slightly worse. It was time to reschedule surgery.

I won’t go into detail about the process. It’s not something people talk about over dinner. But I was surprised at how quickly and efficiently the corrective surgery was done. It is out patient and takes about an hour, give or take. I found it less stressful than having my car inspected!

I was soon released and with my brother Kevin at the wheel of my car, headed over to the “locally famous”, GEM Diner in Syracuse for breakfast. I guess it was a kind of celebration that I survived! In retrospect, after getting home and looking at the huge gauze patch over my eye, I probably would not have gone to eat in a public place. Kevin never said a word…I am guessing his hunger for a good breakfast overshadowed any “what’s wrong with that guy’s eye” concerns.

Since then my eye continues to heal. I don’t really expect perfect vision, I mean they didn’t give me a new eye, but I will see better. Hopefully my right eye won’t be seeing “men like trees walking” anymore.

An eye is an incredible piece of machinery and data transmitter. God called Israel the “apple of My eye” in the Old testament.

God instructs believers to keep His word as the apple of our eye. In Proverbs 7:2 we read, “Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.”

People have said that God gave us two ears to hear, to eyes to observe, but only one mouth…I guess we can all guess the reason.

  “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

Psalm 32:8 (NIV)


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