Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Football Eyes In A Pear Head

Yesterday I went for my first ever eye exam.  Real eye exam.  With dilated pupils and everything. 

I get a basic eyechart test every two years as part of my DOT physical, but this exam was to see if I needed to do more to see better.  More, as in, glasses.

Turns out I have an astigmatism.  Football shaped corneas, someone told me. 

It's a weird word. Astigmatism.  Not a stigmatism.  An astigmatism.  Not that I can really comprehend what either of those words truly mean.  All I know is that my vision has been slightly blurry lately.  So slight that I think to myself, is that blurry? when I'm reading something, then it suddenly clears up, then it's then oddly off again.

Since I've never had any vision issues, this is all new to me.  The last DOT eye test I had, my vision was 20/15.  I was told that's good.  But now I may need glasses to read small stuff. 

Like this.

So I guess I now have to go shopping for frames for glasses that'll look good on my face.  The face that I've been told is pear shaped. 

Great.  That should be a fun task.

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2012: Snack Attack
2011: Last Full Day Of Freedom
2010: Keyed Up
2009: The Ultimate Mrs.
2008: Happy Thanksgiving
2007: The Kind Of Contraction That Produces A Laugh, Not A Baby
2006: Wanderlust Officially Approved
2005: The Eye Of The Beholder


Anonymous said...

I just had to get glasses too...after 40+ years of not having them. I got the iPad app for because it had a cool thing where you scan your face in it puts the glasses on your picture showing size and all that. I didn't end up buying glasses from them but the app was really fun to play with.

The Daily Rant said...

I'll have to check out this app. Thanks!!