Glasses [AtoZChallenge]

GI’ve worn eye glasses since I was in the 5th grade. Oh, how I hated it. It wasn’t cool to wear glasses. I don’t think it became cool until recently, within the last ten years. Maybe sooner, but I have only noticed since I’ve been online more.

I have found photography groups that are just for women who wear glasses. Kinky or not. I have found fetish groups that are for women who wear glasses and those who love them.

In the last few years my eyesight has gotten worse. It started about three years ago, when I would take off my glasses to look at my tiny phone. I would look at my phone at night in the dark. I started just taking them off, until I noticed I wasn’t able to see as clearly as before.

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Let me rewind before that. When I started high school, like most teenagers I wanted to reinvent myself. No Glasses!!! I begged my parents for contacts. Oh my god! I suffered through the “strange thing in my eye” until I became used to having the lens on my eye. I suffered through infections, sore eyes and eventually to the stage when I could no longer wear contact lenses. Due to my work environment of extreme temperature change on my face I developed “dry eye.”

According to Mayo Clinic the definition of dry eye is…

Signs and symptoms, which usually affect both eyes, may include:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye redness
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Difficulty with nighttime driving
  • Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue

After several tries with different contact lenses I finally accepted my fate. I wasn’t happy. All those inconvenient issues I hated to deal with came back. Like bright sunlight, winter sunlight reflecting off the snow. Walking in to a warm building directing from outside and the glasses fogging up. Rain drops on the lenses. The reflection of the lenses when taking photos. I hate wearing glasses.

Sure I could get the surgery to repair my vision, but honesty the surgery is not high on the “we have extra money to spend” list.

Fast forward to a few years ago, when I went to get my eyes checked. I was told that I need bifocals. Wha?????? Bifocals? You mean I’m old?! Poor vision runs in my family. My parents wear glasses and both of my boys need to wear glasses. Bifocals!!! Well, this sucks. I got my first pair of bifocals with out the lines. Yes, it took me a few hours to get used to them. BUT then I found that I started looking through the bottom part of my glasses. Screwed up my vision, back to the doctor for another script and another pair of bifocals. But that time, my dry eye had gotten worse. Straining my eyesight once again to read and see things close up.

My daughter picked out my most recent pair of frames. She has a gift for that kind of thing. The styles of frames today are really the same as when I was a kid. There is a slight difference with some frames. I think same frames will still have the stigma or notoriety, like the nerdy black frames. The Ray Bans that the Blues Brothers wore in their movie. The cat eye frames that were popular back in the 50’s are now “stylish.” My kids don’t want me wearing any frames like I did back in the 80’s. You, know those HUGE Sally Jessy Raphael frames. LOL. Those frames are still out there, although I don’t see anyone wearing them, give it a few more years and those frames will be popular again.

I don’t mind wearing my glasses now that I’m older. I enjoy playing with them for sexy photos, but take them off depending on the type of photos I’m taking. I enjoy being and taking those sexy teacher or librarian photos, sexy nerdy student photos or just being as sexy as possible while wearing them.

I hate to say it, but it’s time I make another appointment with my eye doctor because once again for a third time I’m having problems seeing things close up as well as far away. I need to have it completed prior to my birthday this year, because my driver’s license needs to be renewed and requires…a vision test!!! If I don’t pass the driver’s vision test my license will be suspended and I could lose my job. Worst part the last time I was getting my eyes checked the word trifocals were mentioned. Sucks getting older.

G is for glasses

 

 

6 comments

  • Getting older sucks. Amen to that. So many people will recognize your story of getting used to glasses… I have heard it so many times, from so many different people. I’m glad you live in a country that is rich enough and the doctors are clever enough and science is advanced enough that you can still see well, now and in the future.

    Wonderful post, as always,

    Han

  • I feel your pain! I had to start wearing glasses when I was five. I revolted, refused to wear them and only started wearing glasses when I was 23 or so. I hate glasses so much but what can I do?
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  • Just for the record: I think you look sexy with glasses.

    I have considered contacts too, but have heard so many horror stories about infections and more that I have decided to stick with glasses. At this moment I have only reading glasses, but with the next eye test I am bound to get permanent glasses. I am not looking forward to it, except that I won’t have to take them off and put them on again all the time, like I have to do now.

    Rebel xox

  • i just got the progressive no line bifocals so i feel your pain. i’m 43 and now officially old.

  • I wear glasses only to read but it is not often.

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