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April 23, 2012

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. 

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 comments:

  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. yeah, like you, at age 44 with the whole world turning into a fog, I found myself with bifocals too :)

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  3. 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 ├╝ber expensive stupid progressive glasses I was coerced into buying. Sign me up for readers with the other geezers!

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  4. 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... ;-)

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  5. 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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  6. They offered me mono contacts too, I was scared! You like them? Do they make you dizzy? Readers make me dizzy!

    I like your new composter!

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Good for you - I'm happy you like them. I always knew you were a super hero!

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. I'm so glad I stopped by from Betsy's...this is a cute post and by the way, I wear those 'old people' reading glasses.

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  14. 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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  15. Even though I wear contacts, I am still amazed at how those little circles of clear "plastic" can make me see. Life is good!

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  16. 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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  17. You're hilarious. :) Yay for green eyes! We ARE special.

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  18. I am so excited for you : )
    And what the heck! You can thread a needle!!!! Did you sew? You are too amazing for words.

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  19. Always knew you were special....
    I could use some help threading needles, reading blogs, helping kids with homework, and folding laundry.....Did I go too far?

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  20. 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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  21. I have an eye appt coming up, I know glasses are in my future. Must be the price we pay for having gorgeous green eyes:)

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  22. 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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  23. Those monovision contacts aren't too weird? I wear no-line bifocals just for work, but am ready to lose them in favor of contacts now that I work more.

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  24. 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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  25. We always knew you were special, and I know how you feel about being able to see clearly again. I felt the same way when I got my trifocals.

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  26. May the force be with ya sweetie!!! Heehehehehe!!!

    I'm so happy you have super powers and the sight of an eagle now. Woohoo!!!

    If I need any help readin' the fine print...I'll give ya a call. :o)

    God bless your day!

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. I have green eyes too. I do not wear anything for my vision...yet...turning 40 in June though!

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  30. You are highly gifted to read so well, and at such an early (relatively speaking) age.

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  31. 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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  32. oh to be able to thread a needle.
    even with glasses AND a magnifying glass I still cannot do it.
    this is why I never sew.
    :D

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