Monday, August 04, 2008

Was blind, but now I see

I got new contact lenses and eyeglasses from my optometrist's office today.

This isn't an earth-shattering announcement by any means. I've worn corrective lenses since I was in the first grade — yes, you whippersnappers, that was more than 40 years ago. I've worn contacts since I was in college.

This was the first time in nearly ten years, however, that I've invested in a new pair of glasses. My prescription has changed little in that time, although like many people my age, my myopic focal point has shifted to the degree that I now require reading magnification in addition to distance correction.

I can read slightly more clearly with the new contacts — which were last changed a couple of years ago — but I won't be able to pitch the granny specs entirely. In fact, I'm wearing them as I type this post.

Age, my youthful reader, is a harsh mistress.

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Blogger Shelli offered these pearls of wisdom...

Shush! I don't want to hear that. I had lasik surgery a few years ago and I am in heaven. I never want to need glasses again.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Donna offered these pearls of wisdom...

I got my first pair of bi-focals over two years ago. What a job is was learning how to use them. Age is a harsh mistress. You must be able to see with more clarity the many threads of grey on this brunette head of mine!

1:57 PM  

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