When I was growing up I always thought eyeglasses made you look attractive and intelligent. I recall always hoping that one day I would wear glasses just like a few other people in my family. Every time I would visit the eye doctor to have my eyes checked I would be secretly hoping that they would say I needed to have eyeglasses, however, that day never came while I was in high school because I had and still to this day have perfect vision. It’s funny, even at the age of 28 I still feel that glasses make a person look very attractive and intelligent, I still love the idea of glasses being worn after all these years since high school.
My father wears prescription glasses, my grandmother wears glasses and I think a few other relatives have reading and/or prescription glasses of some sort. I know that my grandfather on my Dad’s side wears glasses and is often losing them or breaking them. It seems his age is getting up there, I believe he’s near 90 years old by now and still working hard on the farm. Prescription glasses are not necessarily what I had hoped for, even though that would have been my only option as a child to have glasses. I had preferred to wear glasses as a fashion statement, but knew I did have a chance at having bad vision due to family history.
Moving onto the present time, actually about the time my oldest was around 2 years of age it must have been. I was working as an administrative assistant in New London, NH and found migraines were coming on quite frequently through out the day while I worked doing a lot of data entry and research via the computer. My migraines were so bad they would make me dizzy and I would have a hard time focusing my eyes on the computer screen. My dizziness would turn to sickness and a light headed feeling so that when I tried to drive home I wouldn’t be able to make it all the way without resting my eyes on the side of the road from time to time. Finally I was able to get an eye exam appointment and they told me my vision was perfectly fine, my response was a huge pout face. I knew they would never give me glasses to wear because who gives glasses when your vision is fine, but I was wrong! That day the eye doctor told me that even though my vision was perfect I obviously was having some discomfort from looking at the computer screens all day and maybe my eyes were becoming strained. I was ordered a prescription to bring the things I look at while working on a computer or driving down the road a bit closer to me, thus alleviating the migraines and strained eyes!
So even though I didn’t end up with a pair of prescription eyeglasses that were some full strength and a requirement to wear I ended up receiving a pair of nearly $200 eyeglasses so that I could wear them while working in the office during the day and while driving at night if my eyes felt strained. The eye doctor informed me to put my glasses on anytime my eyes started to feel even the slightest bit strained, and I have listened to him after all these years. I am now a mother of three working from home which is mainly online looking at a computer screen many hours of the night but I have my handy glasses to place on my head whenever my eyes starts to feel even the slightest bit strained. I am thankful that the eye doctor I saw that day was able to be compassionate and understand that I truly was having eye strain issues that they were causing severe migraines and he did something to help me out!