Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Old four-eyes is back

About five years ago, I had my eyes lasered and said goodbye to contact lens anecdotes (y'know, like the one about plucking away at your eyeballs because you forgot that you've already removed your lenses) forever.

But I was destined to revel in 20/20 vision for only a short period of time, because soon after the operation my shortsightedness started to creep back. The last time I had my eyes checked (about three years ago, when I got my bus-driving licence), I had to squint like a cartoon Japanese villain, to see all of the letters on the chart.

And now, well recently I started wearing spectacles again. I just wear'em in the evenings, but it seems to make a difference to the frequency of headaches - which just shows me how much I've needed them. Thankfully, My eyesight isn't as poor as it was pre-laser. So the lenses are nice and thin, utterly unlike the coke-bottle bottoms that once made me look like a beady-eyed Super Dork.

In fact, the boy says he finds my librarian look rather sexy.

8 comments:

Harry Potter said...
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Harry Potter said...

\o-o/


hmm...so whats the point ??

Go for laser treatment again !!!

Violet said...

well I don't mind wearing them so much, this time around - because the lenses don't have to be so thick and unflattering. Plus, laser surgery is expensive and has already shown itself to be not terribly long-lasting in effect. Hence the subject title.

Nigel Patel said...

Besides, glasses are a great prop.
You can push them back or slide them forward or clean them in an oh-so-sophisticated way for effect.

Angela said...

I guess it is better to have glasses than to have headaches
I was lucky I went from perfect vision to blind cane user woman.
I never had to wear the glasses.
I am sure you look lovely with your new glasses

Desiree said...

Humph! I thought that with short-sightedness the eyesight is meant to get better as we get older. Poos to that theory then! Which reminds me - I'm overdue for a checkup on me own eyes...

rampantmike said...

Hey, with fading eyesight, if TLM does leave a mess, it won't bother you unless it starts to smell... ;o)

Violet said...

desiree: first I heard of that theory. I thought you just get far-sightedness on top of the shortsightedness, till finally you can't see a damn thing without bifocals...

rampantmike: and smell it will!