New Glasses

For most of my life I had to visit the optometrist yearly as my vision changed frequently, but as I got older, my eyes stopped degrading. For the last 5 years, I was on the same prescription, which is worth celebrating. However, I noticed a slight blur at a distance, and for the last 3 months, I just sort of lived with that new reality. At first, I was able to shrug it off and think that it was just my imagination. I could still clearly read items that were within a 1 kilometer range. Then, my son started to squint a bit more (a clear sign that his eyes were changing). Considering he needed the checkup, I made one for myself on the same day. The result was that both of us needed new prescriptions. Whereas my strength did not need correction, the astigmatism (focus) changed.

As I wear my new glasses now, I can see the sharp edges of characters in text and contrasts are more vibrant. I am able to enjoy knowing that my vision is correct and that I have a functional tool at my disposal. Oh, how foolish I was for delaying that check-up! Things are better now than before.

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