Friday, November 23, 2007
Today I finally did something I have wanted to do for quite awhile. I would say the biggest thing holding me back in kayaking is my sight. The contacts I wear have been terrible and many times I have paddled thru rapids nearly blind trying to see what was coming up next. It's no wonder I feel more comfortable on rivers I really know and nervous as ever on those I don't. I try to memorise rapids and I tend to run the same lines each time and not take too many chances. Having read posts about others with this problem I know that the brand of contacts, Accuvue, I wore are by far the worst for this problem. I have tried goggles...I looked like a real geek and they didn't work, sunglasses..don't much work for me, SeaSpecs...still fog like everything else even with antifog on the lens. NOTHING I've tried has worked. Today I had my first eye done with the laser. It's a bit sore but not too bad. The wonderful thing is I can see!!! Truly an amazing thing!! My eye will heal up and I get my next eye done just before Christmas. This coming year is going to be great for kayaking!!