“Which looks clearer? A or B? Read the top line. Now read the smallest line you can see.”
When you visit your eye doctor, these are some of the tasks presented to you. This is often after your eyes have been dilated and are quite sensitive. Of course, you are able to make it through the exam and give correct information. From that exam you learn about the health of your eyes and whether you need corrective lenses.
Now think about this from my Momma’s perspective. Momma’s Alzheimer’s makes this scenario much more difficult. Her eyes will be even more sensitive, or at least she will perceive them to be so, after being dilated. The questions will be difficult to comprehend. The discernment necessary to notice AND REMEMBER the differences between slide A and slide B is sometimes impossible. However, we still get her vision checked every six months.
Why so often? The goal is to have the checkups while she is still able to participate in answering questions as much as possible. The time will come where she will not be able to answer these questions at all. At least she will be wearing a prescription lens that is as close to correct as possible.
That makes sense, and I hope it gives you Something To Ponder.
I don’t think it’s age that makes us forget.
I just think there is too much stupid stuff to remember!
Sometimes, You’ve Just Got To Laugh!