Everything is Clear


I was first prescribed glasses when I was twelve-years-old.  I hated it and would seldom wear it and keep it in my school bag.  Of course they broke loads of times.  In the end, my parents just got tired of buying me a new pair and nagging me to wear them.  Somehow I survived and my eyes didn’t seem to get worse, I guess when you’re young, you’re invincible.

But now that I’m older and in my early 40s, I definitely feel the need to wear them.  But somehow they never seem to get my prescription right.  I’ve wasted two pairs of glasses, discarded them, because they didn’t do me any good and just went on my usual way and I thought, or tried to convince myself that I don’t really need them … yet.

A few weeks ago though, without telling me, my husband scheduled an appointment with the optometrist. So the next thing I knew, I was having my eye-test done and picking new glasses.

I’m happy to share that I’m typing this right now wearing my new pair of glasses and the world is finally clear.  The TV is on right now with the news and if I glance up, I can actually see the pores of the presenters.  It is that clear!

Hello world!  It’s nice to see you clearly.  Now excuse me while I go and check if I’m married to Richard Gere or I’m probably wearing the wrong pair again 😉


Do you wear glasses?

Do you like wearing them?

The Reading Residence
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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. Well done your husband and you. I’ve just got my new pair and it is so nice to actually be able to see! This time of year I find especially hard because the light is so poor, and glasses really have made a difference, not least to my confidence. I hope you continue to enjoy the clarity 🙂

  2. Loved your post and related to it well. I very, very occasionally get photographed wearing my glasses and it’s really funny because when I get photos with my my aunty and uncle, they do the same thing My mum wears contacts. We are a vain bunch.
    I also like that classic Dorothy Parker quote: “boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”.

    • The funny thing is, I actually like my glasses now and wouldn’t mind being photographed wearing it 😉 Your comment made me chuckle though. Love it! 😉

      • I’ve been more comfortable with my glasses over the last 5 or so years as I’ve liked the glasses I’ve been wearing more. You’ll love this story. I was down at the beach and our beach usually has no waves and so I strutted out into the water with my glasses on. Well, of course there was a freak wave and I forgot all about my glasses and they were swept away. I am legally blind without my glasses and so I then had to find my way home. Luckily a friend on the beach drove me home. I gave my details to the lifeguard but he said the chances of them turning up were slim. Well, two days later, he rang me. Found. How’s that?!! Not in the best shape but they were back.

        • Wow! You must be a really lucky person 😉 Good to know though that you had a friend who could drive you home 🙂 x

  3. Have fun with your new glasses and the sharpness and clarity they bring! I found myself doing that thing when reading small type recently, where you put it further away, then closer in, squint a bit and then guess the words! From this I knew it was time to go back for an eye test. The optician had warned me that in our forties our eyes deteriorate and that varifocals could be the answer. As a contact lens wearer that sounded tricky! But he’s worked it out and one eye does close ups and the other distance… Now if only I could remember which they were 😉 #wotw

    • I can never wear contacts. I did consider them when I was younger, but I don’t think I have the patience to care for them and my eyes 😉 I know, it’s just plain laziness n my end 🙂

  4. So pleased you’ve finally got it sorted and can now see! I’ve worn glasses since I was a teenager, and started having to wear them all the time from when I was 18. I literally cannot see without them, my eyesight is really poor, so you’ll always see me with mine on! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • I know! I don’t have any excuse – I’m just really lazy and slow on getting things done when it concerns myself. Sigh. But definitely glad too that I got it sorted… erhm… I meant, thanks to my husband who scheduled it 😉

  5. Love the Richard Gere part! Hehe. I am wearing glasses too since I can remember. One of the thing that my grandparents left me is poor eyesight =P
    I am in the lookout if my son needs one as well as I got mine early. So far he is good =) #wotw

  6. I’m glad you have some clarity! I wore glasses for many years but got tired of not being able to see at all without them and had them lasered. My husband has recently got new glasses and says the difference is amazing x #wotw

    • If my eyes get worse, might consider having them layered too. At the moment, I’m still enjoying my glasses 🙂 x

  7. I’ve had corrective lenses since I was about 12, too, and am in contacts – and this summer when Mr. T and I went to get our annual exam, I knew I’d get new glasses for myself this year – since I never wear mine, they were about 10 years old, and I scratched my cornea and that meant I had to wear them this summer and discovered that I really needed updated ones! BUT, I went back 5 times and I still don’t think the prescription is right, so I’m just going to wait another year! LOL But, I’m glad you can see!

    • That’s what happened to me too, it took awhile for them to get my prescription right. I’ve changed opticians too and it worked 🙂 x

  8. That is fantastic! I need new glasses…..I need them for watching tv and never wear them….In fact I’m not even sure where they are….lol x

  9. Glad the world is suddenly clear again for you. I have worn glasses since I was 9 although for the last few years I had contact lenses (the kind you can sleep in and wear for a month before changing) but after having Sophie my eyes were too dry to wear them (which I’ve been told is due to the hormones from breastfeeding) so now I’m back to wearing my glasses (and occasionally using daily disposables if out somewhere special). I have to say, the glasses are easier apart from when I knock them off the bedside table first thing in the morning and then struggle to find them because I can’t see! 🙂

    • Thank you! I agree, glasses are easier.. and yes, apart from when you drop/knock them over 🙂 In my case, the cat!

  10. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    Glad to hear you got sorted and can see! Bless your husband for getting it organised for you! I am supposed to wear mine for reading or extended pc use, but since becoming a SAHM I don’t do that much so hardly ever wear them! Xx #wotw

  11. I do. I don’t like wearing them but I’ve needed them since I was in primary school so I’d probably feel weird without them. Even though I don’t like wearing them I’m sort of pleased my eyes aren’t suitable for contact lenses because I think I’d be too squeamish to put them in and take them out and I’m such a klutz I’m in no doubt I’d lose them anyway!

    • Are you familiar with Lisa Loeb? You look like her in your avatar photo 🙂 So cute! Same here with the contacts, I’m too squeamish too 🙂

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