Friday, December 4, 2009


I went to the eye doctor yesterday.  The verdict: glasses.  All the time.  Not just for reading and driving, like before: all the time.

Of course, to be fair, I haven't worn my glasses for reading or driving for a long time.  Years, really.  I'm pretty sure the last time I went to the eye doctor was 1998.  I always had good vision, but as a teenager, it was discovered that I have a lazy eye.

Glasses, the doctor explained, would correct my lazy left eye, which had become nearsighted.  My right eye, as if to compensate, was farsighted.  I was given glasses, which I wore, usually.  I eventually when to contacts, which was cool because I could just wear the left one.  When I ran out of contacts, I ordered more, but I just sort of let it go.

I don't like wearing glasses.  Here are the actual un-retouched photos of me with and without glasses:



But I'm wearing them.  After years without them, my lazy eye has become shiftless.  It now sits on the porch drinking beer while my hard-working right eye does all the work.  Finally, in a fit of despair, my right eye developed a horrible case of pinkeye (technical term: conjunction junction) just to get me into an eye doctor.  My left eye, protesting, has been to an AA meeting and employment counseling.  Righty is relieved and thinks it may work out.

But I look like a nerd.


Kristina P. said...

I could stare at the Angelina picture, I mean the picture of you, all day.

Barbaloot said...

Stop it---you did not just post a picture of Dr. Pearl on your blog!!

I should've known that you, of all people, would have an appreciate for that man. That makes me so happy---happy as mongoose!

Joanna said...

You are always gorgeous! And I don't understand Barbaloot!

Josmery said...

haha you're funny, deb.

you know, i spoke to an eye doc once and he said that not being able to see far is usually caused by lack of "exercise" for the eye muscles. he said a case study showed that kids who played outside more (having to focus far-off and all) usually had less need for glasses than kids who stayed inside (watching tv, on the comp, etc). go figure.

Anonymous said...

You are a great woman/person and have beauty where it counts!!! Love ya your Aunt Nancy