I went for an eye exam. My last was about 18 months ago. I sat in the chair and couldn’t see anything. I thought I was going blind.
Doctor: Read the bottom line.
Me: Squiggle, squiggle, blob?
Then gradually after about ten minutes, I actually saw pretty well.
Doctor: Do you get headaches?
Doctor: Mhm. Your prescription went down. Your current prescription is really wrong for you.
That thing happened, which happens when people with normal vision get old enough and become far-sighted. Except in my case, my prescription is so bad, that there is no danger of me becoming far-sighted. But I dropped from 4 point something to 3 point something.
The side effect of this is apparently my eyes are doing funky things. Right now I am looking at the computer screen and things are decidedly out of focus. The doctor warned that this might happen. If I concentrate, things get sharp. Strangely this didn’t happen this morning, but I just sat outside reading a really interesting book, and I had one eye closed because sun was shining into it and Sookie the Bulldog had eaten my sunglasses. I never understand that dog’s love for chewing plastic. Now the eye that was closed really doesn’t want to work. If I move my glasses waaay to the tip of my nose, things get focused.
So. I am old. How was your Sunday?