Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Bill Gets an Eye Exam
Yesterday I took Bill to the Delaware Eye Institute for an eye examination.
Regular readers of this blog will remember that Bill failed his eye test for his driver's license renewal. The DMV gave him a form to have his eye doctor fill out to verify that he could see well enough to drive.
Bill hasn't had his eyes examined for I don't know how many years. The last time he had his eye examined was at the VA (Veterans' Administration Medical Facility) in Dover. Bill's medical coverage is totally through the VA. Has been that way for many years. Treatment at the VA is good but sometimes it takes quite awhile to have action taken. So I told Bill that we'll just pay for his eye exam ourselves at a local eye doctor.
We thought it would be a routine exam yesterday. Turns out that Bill has cataracts and has to have them removed before he can get approval from an eye doctor to get his license back.
I called the VA to see if they would cover that expense but I'm not holding out a lot of hope that will happen. We'll bit the bullet and cover the expense ourselves. Getting Bill his eyes back is more important than the dollars we will have to put out to have it done. His first appointment is scheduled for September 13 for a consult.
We're going to get this done and get Bill's license back. Just another hurdle to overcome in this thing called Life.
That's Bill in the banner photo to the left with the red folder under his chin.