Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I wish I could blame my bad eyes on Law School

So I've always been as blind as a bat. And I mean I couldn't tell the difference between a lawn mower and Santa Claus blind as a bat. My whole family is. My grandma was told to put my dad in a home because "he would never be able to have a normal life." My nephew's pediatrician told my sister that he was the  blindest baby she'd seen in a decade without being completely blind. One of my cousin's had a seeing eye dog. 

We just have crappy eyes. But when i was in my teens, my dad's insurance finally agreed to pay for me to have LASIK eye surgery. I was told that it probably wouldn't get me to 20/20 and it definitely wouldn't last but it would help. They were wrong on the first one. Three days later, I could see perfectly and I've been without glasses for almost 11 years. That all ended today. 

I am back in the world of glasses and I'm not sure how I feel about it. One problem is that I switched to contacts long before I got lasik and threw my glasses away. Right now, I can't afford contacts or the fitting exam so my only choice was to buy glasses. So I have these weird lines where the frames are and my glasses are making me dizzy and nauseous. They are also making my head hurt. I'm just not used to glasses anymore. More than that, I look so different in them. Not bad (glasses are much cuter now) but different. Every time I look in the mirror it takes me a second to recognize myself. Do you know how weird it is to not recognize yourself in the mirror? 

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