Saturday, 23 June 2012

Fuzzy Eyeballs

When I was twelve, I started wearing glasses for shortsightedness, or myopia, as it is also known. Not youropia or ouropia, or heropia or weropia, but myopia because they are my opias...sorry, eyes.

So I have been bespectacled for ooh, nearly thirty five years. It hasn't bothered me, being a spectacle wearer. Just pop 'em on in the morning and forget about them. Occasionally, issues have arisen such as the rapid steaming up in winter when moving from outside icy chillsomeness to central- heatingness, and the getting caught in rainstorms drippy lens syndrome, but other than that I have broken only one pair (stood on them when I was sixteen - well, couldn't see where I put them, could I?) and lost the occasional screw, but then one becomes adept at saving those tiddy screwdriver kits one gets in Christmas crackers for emergency repairs, so this was never really a problem.

I have discovered, in my many visits to the opticians over the years, that I am intolerant to super thin lenses, that my right eye is too quick in closing to insert a contact lens successfully, and that having air puffed in my eyes makes me jump. I have owned some hideous pairs of glasses through the Eighties and Nineties and some less hideous pairs after seeing photos of myself looking like I was being attacked in the face by some demented moth.

Yet this last month or so, I have discovered I can read and see things better without my glasses! Oh, I know it's only middle age creeping up on me, and this is when people of a certain age start having to wear glasses for reading. But I get to take mine off!! In fact I walked around this morning with my specs perched on top of my head ( I flatly refuse to get one of those spectacle chain things so I can dangle my glasses from my neck) and I was amazed at how well I could see. Is this the end of glasses for me?

Time, and ever stiffening lenses, will tell.

3 comments:

LynneFtWorth said...

Yay for you. Right now I am having cataract surgeries. I had the right one done last week and am having the left one done tomorrow. I can't wait to be thru with all of it and only require glasses to read and maybe drive. Watching TV and going around the house will be wonderful with out glasses. Please don't mind my spelling as I have no glasses on at the moment and using drugstore readers to try to keep up at work.

Denise said...

Good luck with the operation, and may your vision be all wonderful again!

Lu's Place said...

Oh how fun. I will never forget how amazing it was to read signs from across a parking lot and to pass my driver's test with no glasses. It was fun reading your blog. LuAnne from Stockton, Mo U.S.A.