It all began in 1988. I couldn’t see the blackboard during school. Two weeks later I walked into second grade sporting some clear framed glasses…yup, they had pink and hot green stripes. They were also too big for my face. I ended up looking like a cross between an Easter colored hard candy and a bug. The perm didn’t help.
In 1996 I got a job as a lifeguard. The number of children that I pulled out is seriously impressive. That job made me realize that you don’t actually need to SEE the kids face to know that they are sniffin the bottom of the pool. In fact, when wearing glasses or contacts, your rescue speed can decrease substantionally. I only lost little Billy…I thought he wanted to try to french me…again 🙂
Fast forward through time.
The year was 2008. My boyfriend noticed that I squinted a lot, had frequent headaches and was a horrible night time driver. When I told him that I couldn’t tell the difference between regular and high definition television, I thought I might have to rescitate him. Memories of little Billy flooded back.
Basically I need glasses.
This is me. What?! That is my normal face 🙂
And this is the visionally enhanced me…sorry it doesn’t improve your view…just mine. I loved our eye doctor. My boyfriend picked him out. He was really helpful, explaining each test and what he was looking for, telling us what to look for in frames and even recommended some tips on when (and when not) to throw on my extra set of eyes.
Jeremy picked the frames out. I think he did good. And now, I can see all the pores on Randy Jackson’s face as he grooves to those excellent Idol auditions. Literally. I think I could count them.
So do you wear glasses? err…corrective lenses? Do you love your eye doctor? Are you a
full-body contact kinda person? Do we have any colored contact peeps in the house? Let me see (heehee) your vision situation via comments please!