Cannot live without them.
While pregnant with my first child (and second) I had the typical symptoms you hear and read about plus a few more that you don’t. Lucky me. From about seven weeks on I started seeing these little floaty things in my peripheral view scientifically called, Floaters, that some women experience during pregnancy. I also found out that your vision might not be as crisp as your pre-pregnancy state, this was a bit hard for me as I had 20/10 vision in both eyes, but ever the optimist, I hoped for the best. Months after delivery things didn’t look any brighter, pun intended, so off the eye doctor I went. The ophthalmologist stated that the decline in my vision was normal, especially with my age (nice comment, huh) and sent me on my way with a tester pair of reading glasses. Months after my post pregnancy gift, the spectacles sat and collected dust on top of the television until one day I said, “let me put these things on,” and I thought “EUREKA!” (that ‘s what I really said), “these really do work.”
Fortunately, I’ve made the best of my eye challenges and have found really cute readers online and other retailers. I think they give my challenged sense a bit of a nerdy swagger. These days I’m into this chartreuse faux vintage style made by icueyewear that believe it or not I purchased at my favorite store, Whole Foods.
And although it’s been a couple of years since that age appropriate diagnosis you will now find a pair of readers on the television, hanging on the lamps shade by the bed, on my head (sometimes more than one pair), in front of the gear shift in my car, in my purse and around my neck (without the chain, for now). Vanity aside, whatever the look, strength or style, I have to have them because I’m pretty much lost without them, since age has taken over this sense and try as I might, I simply cannot
live see without them.
What changes have you made as life changes? How have you embraced those changes, willingly or reluctantly? Have they made you a better person, more aware of yourself, or skeptical of things to come?