I come from a family whose eyesight has served them well all their young adult life, at least as far as I’m aware, certainly my parents didn’t get spectacles until they reached their mid to late forties, maybe even later, and none of us 4 children required such things in our youth or childhood.
Much to my disappointment.
I thought glasses were great, largely I suspect due to the perceived increase in intelligence they portrayed. Such childhood notions were dispelled along with those of the Tooth Fairy and
Santa Claus by the wanton display of stupidity I later witnessed in both spectacle wearers and non-wearers alike, but in spite of this, the desire to own a pair remained.
By way of proof I submit the following somewhat embarrassing picture of the author as a 20year old sporting a pair of tortoiseshell frames containing nothing but plain glass ‘uv filtered’ for her protection [coughs]. I believe this was taken Christmas of1988.
I was told I had the nearest thing to perfect eyesight anyone ever gets.
Colour me a touch disappointed.
Fast forward to 2004 and the beginning of my career as a web developer and deep abiding love for my laptop, then further forward to 2009 and the beginnings of a niggle about how things were looking out of my right eye. So I took myself off to avail myself of a free medicare provided in Australia (oh, how I love national health) and sure enough, the years of abuse at the screen of my computer have taken their toll. I am long sighted, and have an astigmatism!! Lucky me!!
So, now I’m the proud owner of the following spectacles – and I heart them quite a lot, though it’s taking rather longer to get used to them than I’d like…
So, do you wear specs? How long for? How bad were your first pair?? Links to pictures in the comments VERY welcome!!!