I Glasses

Happy St. Patrick's Day! A number of people commented on the fact that I was wearing eyeglasses in the spy cam picture.

I wear contact lenses during the day. I've worn glasses since I was in fourth grade. I am extremely near sighted - blind without the contacts - and now as I age I'm getting far sighted too. The contacts are monofocal, but I have trifocal glasses and I've been wearing them more and more at home for reading and computing. It's much easier than trying to strain to read without them. I suppose in a few years I'll have to wear reading glasses with my contacts. -sigh-

Unfortunately, Abby has inherited my eyes. She had strabismus - a lazy inward turning eye - which we corrected when she was three with a patch. She wears glasses for farsightedness now. Her eye no longer turns in unless she's really tired and not wearing her glasses. I had the same problem when I was a kid. It was undetected until much later, however.

I remember in sixth or seventh grade the eye doctor telling my mom it would take surgery to correct it. It doesn't really matter, he said, it's not like he's going to be in TV or the movies. Seemed like a pretty long shot I suppose, although I remember resenting the comment so I must have had some idea even back then.

As you've probably noticed, my eyes still cross a little, especially when I'm tired or the camera is too close. I guess I'll never make it in the movies! At least Abby still has a chance.