I've known for a long time that my eye sight isn't good. I can't read menus that are posted at restaurants and I never turn on the TV because I cannot read the guide. Yes, I have glasses, but I haven't been bothered to wear them consistently. In fact, the only time I make a point of bringing my glasses is when I go to the movies (because who likes paying $10 dollars and seeing a blurry show for two hours?) Considering that I pride myself on living a healthy life, this is actually pretty lame.
In my own twisted little mind, I had made up excuses and reasons NOT to wear my glasses:
-I don't drive, so what's the harm?
-If I struggle through it, my eye sight will improve
-If I always wear my glasses, my eyes will depend on them and weaken
-I look silly in these things
-Wearing my glasses emphasizes the flaws on my skin
-I can read perfectly fine when it is in front of me
-I should get contacts
-I'll just wait until it gets bad and then get it surgically corrected
-I can totally read that
Anyways, a couple months ago, I decided I needed to have all the doctors appointments I had been putting off, and in one week I did my annual checkup, gyno, and eye doctor. Bing, bang, boom.
As expected, my eye sight wasn't great. Shocker.
I don't know why, but I find this a tad bit embarrassing. Tons of people wear glasses and have less than perfect vision, but I kinda wish I had that 20/20 thing going on.
Trying to frame the situation in a positive light, I decided that I would make the most of my sub-par vision and rock some cool specs compliments of Mr. Parker.
& right for the glasses.
I was torn about the glasses. I still may get the ones on the left as well.
That Warby Parker home try-on wasn't the end of my fun. My eyes were special and required an appointment with a binocular vision specialist, so I had a follow up appointment.
Nobody told me it was in the Pediatric department, so that was a fun surprise. Everyone was watching Dora in the waiting room and trying to figure out why I was there. Even the doctor looked surprised when they called my name.
The point of this whole story is that, I'm going to be wearing more of my glasses. I've come a long way in terms of being okay with things that are out of my control and this is a perfect example. I can't exercise my way to better sight, or eat enough carrots to get my eyes back to 20/20. I didn't do anything wrong and this is just a part of who I am.
At the end of the day, you spend a whole lot of time with yourself, you may as well be your own biggest fan.
|Sorry I'm not sorry about the glasses selfie.|