As I progress into my 40’s there have been a slew of health related changes. The easiest to “fix” is my eyesight.
Last week was the boys’ spring break and I took the boys to their annual eye exam. The hip smooth talking staff convinced me to get my eyes checked as well. Why? It was only 2 years ago that my exam confirmed my perfect 20/20 vision. In high school and college I was actually 20/15. I LOVED being the one who could read signs before everyone else. I used to freak people out with my “superior vision”. Friends would have me read menus and posters from far away and I admit, it
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So I laughed when the optometrist told me I needed “progressive lenses” . What an oxymoron: progressive and glasses in the same sentence, right! I demanded to know my score. He explained it was still good, that a 20/25 was “really good for a women in her 40’s”. He also explained most people don’t get that caught up on their score and many people never ask their score.ve a “super power”.
WHAT? Being proud of my perfect vision history & knowing I still “had the power” I just smiled and said “bless your heart, you’re new here right? What happened to the Dr. from last year?” He politely explained they could hold my “script” for a year. My script for what?!
Yesterday I was taken aback by a text from a colleague that read “f*** from my vocation!” After many attempts at refocusing I realized it read “back from my vacation”
Then today I was at the gym & I grabbed a Cosmopolitan that had Miley Cyrus on the cover. I took it with me to the treadmill and kept turning pages because I couldn’t read the words, they were blurry and strange looking. Suddenly I realized I had grabbed a Spanish version of Cosmo. No wonder I wasn’t sure what some of those phrases were on the front, I just thought it was some “new generation” lingo.
Kinda bummed to say goodbye to 20/20. I will miss my super power.
Oh well, on to bigger problems! Frames that will hide these crazy eye brows!