I have special eyes.

And not only because I can see through things, like lies and stupidity.

My Dr. told me I have special eyes….and I love her.

Some things I’ve just learned.

  • I’m losing it.

{My eyesight that is}

My eyes are green, but more of a human shade of green.

I started wearing contacts a few years ago. I love them. They make stuff really clear. Don’t you love it when stuff is clear? Recently though, reading was not so easy for me. In fact, it is a down right challenge. Unlike mountain climbers, I don’t appreciate a challenge.

I went back to my special eye Dr. and she said I need to add ‘readers’ to my contacts to read.
That is a bit high maintenance for me, and readers are for old people. There. I said it.
OR
I could use mono-vision contacts.
One contact for near and one contact for far.

I pictured myself walking in a circle. A circle of eyesight confusion.

  • I found out too that the reason I can’t see while driving at night is because of my astigmatism. I thought I couldn’t see at night because I spent too many hours standing in front of the tv as a child.
  • By the by, it is NOT true that I caught astigmatism while playing 7 minutes in heaven either.

I know I should never ever complain about my sight…I am lucky to have it at all…what with all the years of running through the house carrying scissors and shanks.

So, I got my new ‘mono-vision’ contacts last Saturday and all day long I said to anyone who would make eye contact with me: I CAN READ!!! I CAN READ!!!!


You know how special I am…and now so does everyone else.ย 

And since I’m being all braggy today, I’ll add that I was able to thread a needle this weekend unassisted.

Now, I know how it feels to be a superhero.

So, would you like me to come over and read this blog post to you?
May I assist you with leaving a comment?

I use my powers for good.
Usually.

32 thoughts on “I have special eyes.”

  1. I always knew you were \”Special\”. I'm glad you see it too now. No pun intended!m.p.s. I hope you don't dump me now that you can see how I really look.

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  2. I am jealous of your super vision. The mid-40s have hit me hard and I can't see a damn thing. Reading music (hey, my job!) is nearly impossible and that's with the รผber expensive stupid progressive glasses I was coerced into buying. Sign me up for readers with the other geezers!

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  3. Oh gosh, age has not been kind to my eyes either. With me it's not really a sight issue, but signs of my retina detaching. I have to have my eyes checked once a year and if I start having any signs (\”starry\” vision) need to be seen immediately. And I never ran with scissors or shanks… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. So did it take a while to train your brain for those new contacts? I got progressive lens glasses Friday and they told me it would be a rough transition, but it's not. I'm finding them quite easy to deal with.

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  5. Well, I got both near and far sightedness from my parents. So, I wear one contact so I can see stuff wayyy out there. Nothin needed for the close stuff. Just make sure you don't mix them up:)

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  6. i wondered why you were walking n circles!!! i think it must be a very talented person who can see with 2 different lenses! what were you sewing? or were you just showing off that you COULD thread a needle?

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  7. I've always thought mono-vision would be super weird…so good for you for doing so well with it. If it makes you feel any better, I started wearing readers in my 30's and have been wearing bifocals (no-lines, which I adore!) not long after the readers. I am going to be getting new glasses in a week or so and I can't wait to be able to see small print on my ipod again. : )

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  8. I'm so glad you can read now : )2 years ago the dr tried to push bifocals on me and I said no way. I can do just fine without them. Just give me my glasses for distance.Last month I turned 50 and I swear, my vision got worse overnight. I'm afraid I'll have to accept the fact that my eyes are not my special eyes anymore.

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  9. My sister has mono-vision contacts. She has been blind as a bat her entire life. When I was a kid, I used to put on her glasses. I thought the world looked really cool through them:)

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  10. Isn't life beautiful when you can actually see the little stuff! I too survived \”running with scissors\” but a couple of weeks ago gave my eye a good poke with the arm of my glasses. Mom never warned me about that!

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  11. Welcome to the club! I've had to use readers for a couple years now. But, only when I wear my contacts. If I'm wearing my glasses, I'm fine. However, I have noticed that my eyes seem to have gotten worse overnight. I may have to give some thought to mono lenses. My eye doc asked me if I wanted them last month at my visit, but I said no. Maybe I should reconsider??

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  12. EYE love to read your posts – – -through my glasses with 'readers' but my bEYE-focals are no line. EYE can't wear contacts because I have had severe dry-EYE syndrome since the birth of my second child. EYE don't mind the glasses though cuz as you said, it's WONDERFUL to be able to see!

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  13. I know how it feels…just got bifocals because I couldn't handle taking on and off the readers in class all day long…..this is sooo much easier.Happy Monday!

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  14. Hooray for your eye doctor, finding just what you need! Night driving is getting more difficult here, too. Ahem – I use readers! – I buy them in 3 packs @ Costco & stash them all over the house, in cars & purses…everywhere, but I am older than you. In fact, I'm so old that I got trifocals, to be able to read AND drive @ night (but I don't like them). All of this is to say GOOD ON YA, sista!

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  15. Oh my crumb (as Nic says)… you are so funny. Love the 7 minutes in heaven part. lol…So glad you can see. I have issues at driving at night for the same reason, so I just drive with my eyes closed and pray.;)

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  16. I should be thankful that I have 20/15 distance vision and never wore glasses. Never, that is, until now when I have to wear reading glasses. I have a pair in almost every room in the house.

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  17. You are special, did you take the short bus to school too? I can't read a thing without my glasses. I'm always asking my kids to read something for me, because I can't. Frustrating I tell ya!

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