Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Refuse to Relinquish My 20/20

I have always had great vision. This comes in handy, of course, as the people I’m usually with have something wrong with their eyesight. Both my parents wear glasses. My sister has a ridiculous case of uneven vision (I’m not sure what the correct term is, but one is only a bit nearsighted while the other one is very, very nearsighted). My husband is nearsighted as well. In between, the hodgepodge of people I deal with mostly wear glasses too. This is a pain because I’m tired of versions of the following exchange:
Me: Did you see that sign!
Companion: I can’t see that far.
Me: Hey, read this.
Companion: Can’t. Not wearing my glasses.
I’m thankful for the good eyesight, but, man, it’s kinda lonely, lol. Except for a bout of lazy eyes in my youth, I have never needed to wear glasses. This is a wonder as I didn’t really take care of my eyes more than the next person. In fact, I read fiendishly, sometimes even insisting on doing it in dim light or in a moving vehicle (something my dad nags me about). Notwithstanding that, my vision had always been 20/20 and up until the year before I gave birth, that was still the case. After getting pregnant though, while my vision appeared to remain good, I did notice that if I didn’t focus my eyes right, things could appear blurry. I have also experienced headaches that originated from a spot behind my eyeballs. I guess, it’s mostly that I’m getting older and my body parts are getting worn. I probably still should go get my eyes checked though.


Sharkbytes said...

Good luck with that. Mine was 20/10 till I hit 45, and then, poof, the close-up vision went bye-bye. I get by with drugstore glasses for reading now, but I really miss being able to see as well for really fine work.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Sharkbytes. I'll be happy to retain good vision until I'm 45. Happier if much later than that, of course, but I'm now more cognizant of the wear and tear of the human body. I'm pretty certain you take better care of yourself than I do with mine. :)

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