100 Word Challenge: Eyes

stack of old books

I ordered new glasses this week with the hopes of getting them by the first of next week.

My eyesight, to be generous, is terrible. If I’m not wearing corrective lenses for my nearsightedness, I can’t recognize my own reflection. I could never drive or cook, nor walk around inside my home, without getting lost, or hurting myself or someone else.

I also have an astigmatism, which refers to the shape of my eyeballs and how images are refracted on my retina. I have football shaped eyeballs. That also makes it more difficult to get lenses that can correct my vision to 20/20.

Add to all this that I now need bifocals… I should probably just get a service animal.

I’ve struggled for a few months with my current lenses. If I need to read something up close, I either have to push my glasses down to the tip of my nose, or push them up on my head and bring whatever I’m reading in close enough to touch the tip of my nose.

That big letter chart in optometrists offices? Yeah, I can tell you what the top letter is, but I’d really just be guessing.

Hopefully, with a new, upgraded pair of glasses I’ll be back to 20/20 vision and not be reduced to literally burying my nose in a book to see the text.

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What to do:

Using “eyes” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.