The glasses…

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So as you get older, it’s natural to need glasses. People who had 20/20 their entire lives find reading and using the computer more difficult as the blurriness sets in. Seriously, older people are almost always seen wearing reading glasses. Being lost without my spectacles now, I found myself wondering about people with a lifelong need for glasses.

I remember a conversation with a colleague who felt “blind” without her glasses. Her poor vision was finally recognized when she was in the third grade. That’s a long time to go without seeing well. She said that she was amazed at all of the detail she missed before having glasses. Her best example was the appearance of the lawn. She always thought that grass was simply a blanket of green. When she left the optician’s office with her new glasses, she was stunned to note that there were actually individual blades of grass.

I now find myself putting my glasses on at dinner, so I can actually “see” my meal. Without my readers, it’s all just a blurry pile of mush. Contact lenses are probably in my near future…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

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