When I was in elementary school, the whole class walked single file to the nurse’s office every year to take the eye (vision) test. No one, including my parents, knew that I had a hard time seeing. I felt that it made me “lesser” of a person and I didn’t want eyeglasses, so I never revealed my problem to anyone. While all the other children took their turns covering one eye then the next reading the lettered eye chart hanging on the far wall, I would stand in line and memorize the correct answers to the eye chart questions.
Many people in my family wore prescription glasses. I loved them and thought they were beautiful and handsome, so I have no idea why I had such crazy ideas! Anyway, when it was my turn to step up to the line, cover one eye and read the chart, it was as fuzzy as a foggy shower door after a very hot bath. That didn’t matter. I would pass the test each time because I had completely memorized the correct answers.
Now that I am older, I actually think eyeglasses can look cool or add the intelligent factor to your appearance. It all just depends on the style of eyeglass frames used. Of course, I now know that it doesn’t make me any better or worse than another person. I was so ridiculous as a child! I love my “bifocal progressive four eyes” which enable me to see clearly. Besides, I will always look studiously intelligent because I wear them faithfully.
I guess I should have preceded that last sentence with “Nerd Alert!”
Disclosure: I will be paid by GlassesUSA for my post.
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