Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Update on my Eyes (Good News)

I promised to let you know if there was any improvement in my eyes, and if the recovery time was quicker than last time I “burned’ them. I’m happy to say that the sensitivity to glare has been reduced. I noticed on Saturday morning when I was working on revisions for a book, I was able to look at a page full of text, find the sentences that needed fixing, and read the new wording off the screen instead of squinting and having to have my computer read it to me. My eyes also feel much stronger.

I have to attribute some of the improvement to the fact that I’m taking better care of my eyes when I go outside. I’m wearing dark glasses and a hat. I’m also treating my eyes with my dad’s machine. Recently, a friend of mine who uses my dad’s machine in her work with horses told me that a legally blind client of hers had improvement in her vision by several lines on the eye chart. Even her eye doctor commented on it. So I started using microcurrent every day instead of every other day. That may also be a big factor in this recent improvement. I’m also not staring at the computer screen as much.

So the big scare I had has brought about a good change in how I use and protect my eyes. And even my ears, for another friend wrote that she’s careful about protecting her ears as well. So, last week when Rob Watson was laying down drum tracks for my new album, I used ear plugs instead of toughing it out the way macho rock musicians do. I believe this struggle with sudden loss has been for the better. My eyes aren’t back to where they were before the audio book fiasco, but they’re getting better faster, and I’ve made significant respectful changes for the sake of my ears and eyes.

Thanks for your interest, concern, and good input. I’m hoping that others who read this post will be more alert and vigilant in protecting their eyes and ears. We have only one set of each, and the more we can keep of their capabilities, the better.


  1. Maria Baker

    May 13, 2011 - 8:49 PM

    Carolyn, it was wonderful to hear that your eyes responded positively and with improvement. I was always amazed that I never saw my dad ever wear sunglasses as he sat outside painting on white paper glaring back at him. I could not imagine that that would have been good over the many years. So I do believe that wearing sunglasses is really important for everyone!! Also, because I will be pron to macular degeneration I’ve been taking a heavy dose each day of Lutine which is very promising in warding off MD and providing overall eye health. You deserve the best and I’m pleased that you are seeing results.

  2. Betty Helf

    May 13, 2011 - 7:51 AM

    Carolyn, that is such great news about the improvement in your vision. Color me happy.

  3. Rich Simpson

    May 12, 2011 - 8:33 PM

    I am so happy for you.

  4. Cindy Massey

    May 12, 2011 - 1:27 PM


    This is great news about your eyes. I also take interest in your comments about protecting our hearing as well. I use earplugs during my exercise class because the music and instructor’s voice are often very loud.

    God grant that your eyes continue to heal.


    • Carolyn Wing Greenlee

      May 12, 2011 - 3:29 PM

      Thanks, Cindy! I’m happy to hear that you’re taking care of your ears. I would not have thought of it had someone not brought it up in response to my regrets about the misuse of my eyes. I think that is one way God helps us make wise choices—good ideas from friends. —Carolyn, Hedy, and the kitty Hope

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