The 54th Deadline: Life’s always going to give you another chance if you’re constantly persistent.
It took a few years, but I finally got new glasses.
They are some pretty nice specs. I had the glasses below for about five years or so, meaning they were long overdue to be replaced at some point.
I have taken pride in never ever breaking my glasses once throughout my whole life, and these frames were no different. The coating on the lenses, over time, just got dirty and stuff. Heck, the eye doctor even told me my prescription itself hasn’t changed that much despite the big gap of time in between, surprisingly anyway.
Regardless, buying new glasses was a big step for me as an individual. For a while, I realized I needed to get an eye exam so I could purchase updated glasses. It was getting annoying with seeing signs blurry from such modest distances and having to squint just to read a menu at a McDonald’s or something.
As I don on my new specs, I feel pride in me taking another step toward being an independent adult.
This was the first time I made a major purchase in this regard. It was always my mom who would have to take care of this random expense, but now I can finally say I did it on my own.
One step toward true adulthood! (I guess?)
Now, let me tell you one thing – there was a point I refused to wear glasses.
Cue fifth grade. I was having a lot of trouble seeing the stuff on the board in class. You know the drill.
I knew the main culprits for my lackluster vision involved a combination of too much TV watching and video games. And I sure as heck wasn’t going to drop these beloved hobbies of mine at this age. No way.
The teacher comments on how I am having a hard time reading stuff from far away. Eventually, it leads to my mom taking me to the eye doctor. I literally bawled my eyes out like a baby. I was so afraid of the other kids calling me those typical nicknames like Four Eyes or a nerd.
Gosh, denial was such a difficult thing to grasp when you aren’t mature yet, don’t you think?
Anyway, so I finally got my new glasses. I kept being stubborn and never wore them, despite all of my vision woes. I did so for a few more grades, but my eyes got worse and worse. At one point, I finally talked my parents into letting me get contacts. I would be able to correct my vision without all of the hoopla about having to wear glasses!
So I did the contact thing for years and years. They worked great and all, but at one point I got fed up with having to do the contact bit. It was annoying to plop the contacts in the morning and then take them out at night. There came a point where I just started to wear glasses altogether, not even thinking twice about that nerd stuff and whatnot.
I honestly wish I wore glasses a lot sooner. It’s really not that big of a deal.
Even back in fifth grade, and even prior to that grade in fact, I was a nerd. I still am. A big one at that. I am geeky, and I accept that’s who I am.
Glasses may reflect this geeky quality about me, but I don’t care. At the end of the day, if these glasses help me see better to live a better life, then so be it. Who is going to make fun of someone for having something that helps them enjoy the perks of life?
It’s literally like me seeing the world in a new light again. I can’t wait to see what I have been missing out on.
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction