Every couple years I visit the eye doctor for an examination. I am coming to the realization that losing your sight or vision is a natural progression, so it’s important to keep our prescription current on our glasses. Too much strain on the eyes to focus is damaging, so going too long in between examinations will only hurt your overall vision.
The doctor will generally dial in the right numbers on the lenses and ask you which setting looks better. It’s a process you must work with the doctor on so he can find the best prescription setting for you. Endure to the end and it will be worth it. You will have puffs in the eyes to check for the stability of your eye and then there will be the dreaded eye drops to dilate your eye to check for glaucoma and other issues deep within your eye. The eye drops will change your vision for a few hours following your visit, so you will need to limit exposure to light. This is yet another frustration and inconvenience in the pursuit of greater vision, but well worth the process.
By choosing not to endure these processes is taking a risk of losing your sight. Improved vision takes evaluation, examination, adjustments, questioning, testing, and perseverance. There are many that will continue living with poor vision, because they are unwilling to initiate the process.
Each person must ask themselves–Is the trade off worth it? Do I really want better vision?
I’m sure many of you were tracking with me on the analogy of comparing our physical vision with the capability of imagining a preferred future within our mind’s eye. How have you been able to improve your vision as a leader and what did your process look like?