I got glasses in the second grade. I remember being thrilled. I’ve always loved to accessorize. I didn’t realize that it would be my first foray into the meanness of kids. People don’t adapt to change well. I think it’s even harder for them to except when you seem to embrace it. Threatening some how. At any rate, I remember being in the car with my glasses on the the first time and actually being able to see the leaves on the trees. I was a amazed.
My eyes got worse every year from that point.
I remember one summer jumping into the pool forgetting that i had my glasses on. The summer between 6th and 7th grade i desperately wanted a new pair of glasses. We didn’t have much money growing up, so my mother’s compromise was to get my lenses tinted….pink. It was the 80’s man. I was hot to trot….in my own mind. On one of the first days of junior high I missed catching the door from the person in front of me and it slammed into my face breaking my glasses. Got a new pair then. They were as ugly as the ones before.
I’ve had to have stubby hubs hunk help me find my glasses in the morning if I knocked them off of the night stand. I’ve sat through a whole service in church with my prescription sunglasses on having forgotten my regular ones in the car. I’ve had people laugh at the thickness of my glasses. Laughing even harder when they hear that they are polarized. Which is a fancy way of saying made thinner by magic. I think my lenses would be a mile think without this magic.
They say your body falls to pot after having children. For the most part, they are right. For me it was the first time that my eyesight had stabilized. I have been the same degree of blindness for 11 years. Yeah me!
Today I am having LASIK surgery. I’m not going to be the same after. I won’t be able to push my glasses up my nose as I’m thinking. Or hide my unkempt eyebrows behind my frames. The bug seems to be the most disturbed by the change. He keeps telling me that he won’t know who I am without glasses.
The secret is, I’m not so sure myself.E