To FINALLY say goodbye.
Tomorrow I am getting LASEK surgery to correct my vision.
I was sitting in band in sixth or seventh grade when, one day, I realized that I couldn’t see the music notes anymore. I will never forget the first day I put on a pair of glasses. I looked out the window and saw the bright red K-Mart sign across the street. I almost cried. On the way home I looked out the window and gasped…”Mom! There are LEAVES on those trees over there!”
Getting my first pair of glasses, to be able to see again, it was a huge blessing, but I thank God for giving us the brains to find more ways to correct vision. I will never. ever. miss my glasses. I was a little bit surprised at how many people asked me, “Won’t you miss your glasses?” People have come to see them as extension of me, part of who I am. Which makes sense, since I have worn them for over 14 years.
I wasn’t surprised when I realized the majority of those people have never worn glasses, or wear contacts. I thought of all the reasons why I will never miss my glasses. Some are silly, some are things you would never think about if you can see, and all contribute to my answer to my friends, “NO! I will never miss my glasses.”, and most would be considered “first-world problems” but here are the reasons:
(In no particular order)
- Glasses give me zero peripheral vision.
- Glasses fog up when weather changes (like when I got from the cold into a warm building).
- Glasses always get dirty, and I have to clean them or look through the scratches and spots.
- Glasses don’t allow me to hug people who are taller than me (almost everyone) properly, I have to turn my head all funny in order for them not to jam into my face— and I LOVE HUGS.
- I can’t shower with glasses, so I shower blind (shaving blind? never a good idea).
- I can’t see anything when I first wake up, I can’t WAIT for when I get to open my eyes and see what time it is without holding my phone a millimeter away from my face.
- It is annoying to watch movies while laying on the couch with glasses.
- Glasses are uncomfortable, and slide down your face, especially when you run (like to catch the bus, not for fun— I don’t do that).
- No more glasses shining over my eyes in pictures (we all know how much I love pictures).
- I never have to worry about breaking another pair of glasses, or finding my glasses when I take my contacts out before I remember where I put them. Sometimes I have had to put my contacts back in to find my glasses.
- Crying while wearing glasses… is very difficult (must be why I stopped doing it so much^^). Soon, I can just CRY.
And finally… I have never, ever, ever had anyone tell me that I look better with my glasses on, than without them (and I think some people really do look better with glasses). This. Is a fact.
goodbye, farewell, see you LATER, glasses…