Gazelle Gets Glasses, Struggle is Real
The transition from contact lenses to glasses hasn't exactly been a smooth one.
As far back as I can remember, I've been blind as a bat and it's only been getting worse. I had my eyes checked for the first time back in fourth grade, around the age of nine. I still remember the first time I put on a pair of glasses and looked outside into the eye doctor's parking lot. It was at that moment where I could read the plaza sign for the very first time (in what felt like high-definition).
The only problem was that I was very active in sports and the glasses were getting in the way, that's when my parents decided it was alright for me to get contact lenses. Since that day (after struggling for the first month or two applying and taking them out), I've pretty much wore nothing but my contacts, right up to the time I was ready for bed.
Fast forward to present day and like I said earlier, I started noticing my eyes getting worse each year that passed. That's when I decided it was finally time to seek out information on LASIK Eye Surgery. After all, I feel as though everyone and their Mother was getting it these days and with local physicians and surgeons, it makes it that much easier to access the help and information I was searching for.
After reaching out to my local eye doctor over at Eye Health Vision Centers in Dartmouth, they helped me make my final decision to take the big leap and apply for the surgery. The only problem was that worried me a bit, was that I had to temporarily wear eye-glasses for a couple of weeks prior to the appointment that will determine if I'm a certified candidate for the procedure. This means for the past week or so, I've been wearing ONLY my glasses to reshape and heal my eyes before getting them checked and it hasn't exactly been a walk in the park.
I started noticing daily tasks and activities that I would normally do with my contact lenses becoming a struggle with glasses.
Now, before you judge me... yes, I realize that millions of people wear glasses on the daily and have no trouble with their daily routines. It's just that, after years of wearing contacts, I've become dependent on them. These glasses are very stylish, but I've noticed my depth perception and peripheral vision has been a bit out of calibration, causing me to bump into walls (at least 10 times a day) and hit my head when trying to stand up after tying my shoes.... and these are only a couple of examples of my "temporary struggle".
Exercising and working out hasn't been the easiest as my glasses are constantly fogging up or dipping on my nose. Searching for them in the middle of the night if I have to get up isn't exactly fun in a dark room and even though I would specifically set them in a reachable and memorable place, they would sometimes get knocked off or moved. Sunny days have been somewhat of a problem as I don't have transition lenses or UV frames that fit over my glasses. Honestly, it goes on and on, but I think you get the point.
I'll end this "rant" with a simple... Thank God I'm getting LASIK! As much as I've been receiving compliments on the glasses, it's just not my thing when I've been so accustomed to contact lenses. This is something I've been dying to get and I can't wait to not only get the surgery (that is of course if I'm an approved candidate) but so I can post a follow-up blog on the difference LASIK will make my overall life. With only a few days left with these glasses, I'm more than ready to get this procedure done.