I was seven when I first started wearing glasses. I stopped wearing them when I was in second year college. So for close to twelve years in my life, the glasses were permanent fixtures on my face.
As a kid, wearing glasses made me look cute --- but as I transitioned into high school – it just brought out the geek that I really am. Today I continue to wear contact lenses and I still have apprehensions over getting LASIK surgery.
Today, I just had my eyes checked because I have some trouble reading signs while I drive – especially at night. It wasn’t much of a surprise to hear that the prescription on one of my eyes had to be adjusted to fix my near-sightedness. However, I discovered that I also have trouble reading items up close. This of course is usually experienced by people when they reach their 40s. I’m still in my mid-30s.
This is a big OMG moment. Reading glasses are a sign of old age. I have to face one of the fears of getting old. I now have to wear bifocals. I was actually happy to hear though that technology has progressed in the eye-glass making industry and they are no longer bifocals and are now called progressive lenses.
So what does a guy like me do when he is reminded of his age? There’s nothing better than to dig up the childhood pictures and share it to the world.