The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Eye Care



Today my wife and I had our eyes examined.  It had been two years since the last visit, so the doctor (of course) commented on our length of time (our insurance allows yearly visits, and if we were to do that, of course, he would garner more funds).  My wife's eyes changed a bit.  Mine stayed the same, being very myopic as I have always been.  I first started wearing glasses at seven years of age, but can remember probably needing them as early as four years of age.  Even though back then there was a "stigma" when kids wore glasses, I really never gave a damn about that as the amazement I felt at how clear, precise, and wonderful everything looked when I wore glasses.  I remember getting home the first day I had my glasses, and I ran down the large hill of my back yard towards the woods, utterly amazed at how I could see each individual leaf on the trees, and the shapes and textures of the clouds were so vivid.... it was shocking the detail I could see!  When I went to school the next day, the chalk writings on the board by the teacher jumped out at me as vivid, sharp lines instead of hazy, fuzzy blobs of color.  It was wonderful... the chalkboard looked as clear as the words on the page when I would read!

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5 Comments:

Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

When I was a kid I want to wear glasses, denature and a broken leg.

Coffee is on

Thursday, 08 August, 2013  
Blogger amelia said...

I get the same sense of wonderment every morning when I put my glasses on!!

Thursday, 08 August, 2013  
Blogger forsythia said...

When I was in 5th grade, a friend of mine got her first pair of glasses. I remember how happy she was to be able to see the blackboard and not have to squint at the music when playing the piano. When I was in 8th grade, the class "bad boy" got his first pair of glasses. He stopped acting up in class and began getting better grades. Too bad they had to wait so long.

Thursday, 08 August, 2013  
Blogger BBC said...

I started needing reading glasses in my 50's and cheap over the counter glasses work for that, so far, I may not do so well when I have to renew my drivers license next year.

I may have to get something else to pass the eye test at the DMV. Not that I agree with their eye test machines, I can still see pretty good at a distance but you can't argue with them.

I remember kids calling kids four eyes but I never did, if ya need them ya need them.

Friday, 09 August, 2013  
Blogger BBC said...

Knock, knock.

Anyone home?

Wednesday, 28 August, 2013  

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