Friday, November 25, 2011

All I want for Xmas is to see better

I have been having some issues with my left eye for a while now.. My first doctor said I had some hazing on the lens of my eye. I went to another doctor for a second opinion, who told me that I had a cataract in my eye (this is very rare for some one in their early 40's). At that time I was having some issues with my vision, but I could deal with it.. Most recently the issues with my vision have been interfering with my life and work. My night vision, which has been never great, is much worse, I don't drive at night at all anymore. And most importantly seeing to paint or tattoo is becoming more and more of a problem. I am finding myself squinting and straining my eyes to focus. Which isn't working  as the cataract is clouding my vision more and more.. here is an example of what I am seeing..

 As you can imagine this is totally freaking me out. I rely on my vision for my job and my art.. So off to the doctor I went again to discover that I am a good candidate for cataract surgery. I do have health insurance but 2 problems, Firstly I have a $4000 deductible, I will not meet this deductible so I will pay for the entire surgery out of pocket. Secondly the better lens (and why not get the best lens for my eyes? they are very important) is $2500 and not covered by insurance. I will be needing to save up a bit to afford the surgery and the time off of work while healing.. Luckily I will only miss a couple days of work to get the surgery and heal. They have come a long way in eye surgery..
So I will be having a sale on my website to raise money for my surgery.. I don't want any handouts, but if you were going to get some of my art, this would be the time to do it..Many larger pieces will be cut significantly and any money you spend will go toward my surgery. Go here for the sale www.misha-art.com. We start the sale Saturday November 26th and running it thru the holidays in hope this can help me get my surgery early next year. Thanks to all of you who have been supportive of my art in the past and in the future.

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