It’s time I tell you all about that time I found out I needed glasses.
I’ve always had good vision; I can read small print from a fair bit away. I had reading glasses when I was younger (probably around 12 years old), but I would get annoyed having to wear them.
Now, in my
super old youthful age of 28, my eyesight has gotten a wee bit fuzzy. Guess I should have worn those glasses all of those years ago.
I love to read and write (obviously), and the more time I spent reading and writing the fuzzier the little words got. I would squint, strain my eyes, and end up with a headache after spending only 45 minutes on the computer. It kinda sucked.
I knew that I should go and get my eyes checked, and I had that nagging thought for months, but I didn’t do anything about it. Until Wednesday..
That Time I Found Out I Needed Glasses
I went to see an optometrist on Wednesday, post passport photo date with my boyfriend (we’re going to Buffalo in November to watch a Bills game. Go football!).
I sat in the darkened room, my eyes trying to fuzzily adjust to the lack of light, as the optometrist fiddled around with the machine directly in front of me.
“Please read the smallest line you can,” she said, trying to focus the lenses in front of my eyes while my chin rested on a piece of cold plastic.
“D S A P Z,” I replied.
I was wrong. The ‘S’ was actually an ‘8’, and the ‘Z’ was a ‘2’.
She told me that I have a little bit of astigmatism in both of my eyes. That means that my eyes are not round, but actually football shaped, and this causes vision to be a little blurred. It’s actually pretty common, and you can read more about this condition here.
I got my prescription, got it filled, and got my glasses all in the same day.
It’s really unreal how much clearer I can see when I wear these things.
Plus, they’re super cute, and I actually really like the style. They’re a permanent accessory. On the downside, it’s weird to have something on my face that isn’t usually there (I don’t have to wear them all the time, mostly just when I’m reading/writing/driving, but I’d rather be able to see without any fuzziness).
I feel like a completely different person when I wear them, and to be perfectly honest, I’m a little nervous about having them. A) it’s a completely different look, B) people are totally gonna do that “oh-em-gee I love your glasses” thing, and I don’t really like compliments, C) what if I lose/break them? I now have something else I need to take care of, and finally, D) GLASSES. HELLO.
I know it’s not the end of the world. I know that a lot of people wear glasses. It’s just going to take some time to get used to them, that’s all.
I like them; I really do.
That was the time I found out I needed glasses.
Moral of the story, go get your eyes checked if you think you should. Eye health is important!